Rachael Lavelle is a Dublin born singer and composer who captivates audiences with her arresting voice and humorous observations on existence.
Since the release of her track ‘Perpetual Party’, she was invited to perform at SXSW Online, Other Voices, opened for Villagers and toured with Saint Sister and Anna B Savage. She has collaborated with a wide range of ensembles and artists such as Crash Ensemble, Peter Broderick, Glasshouse, SlapBang, Saint Sister and appeared as a vocalist on Villagers 'Fever Dreams' album, on the track 'Full Faith In Providence'.
In June 2023 she released 'Let Me Unlock Your Full Potential'; with a video directed by Bob Gallagher (Gilla Band, Villagers). The track was featured by Uncut magazine on their Lankum curated CD. Rachael announced her debut album with the title track 'Big Dreams', again with a Bob Gallagher directed video. In October 2023 ‘Travel Size', the last single ahead of the album came out, this time the video was directed by Anna Heisterkamp.
Her debut album, 'Big Dreams', was released in November 2023 to widespread acclaim. ‘Big Dreams' is an existential coming-of-age album that chronicles the journey of a young woman searching for direction & meaning in a very strange world. A wry sense of humour peppered throughout is glued together by the iconic voice of Doireann Ní Bhriain, the announcer on the Luas transport system in Dublin.
Rachael delivers electrifying live performances. She opened for CMAT on a number of UK dates & is touring her own album through late 2023 and into 2024.