Rachael Dadd

Please Please You presents
Rachael Dadd (& band)
Sunday 14th March, 7.30pm
Tickets are £8 in advance (more on the door) and are available from Earworm Records, the venue in person or online via See Tickets.

‘Rachael Dadd is one of the most talented wise prolific and important women of our times’
Kate Stables (This is the Kit)

Living half her time as a traveling musician in Japan, witnessing how other people create things, connecting with other cultures and landscapes; all this is a furnace for innovative song writing. Contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is on a strong path with so much interest and support from DJs, tastemakers, her contemporaries and key people in the music industry. She has been gaining the reputation as a pioneering and thought provoking artist unafraid to push the boundaries of folk and pop.

Rachael Dadd’s 6th album, produced with Marcus Hamblett (Villagers / Laura Marling), ‘Flux’ is a response to external and internal tides: the flow of life up-rooted; a protest against the flow of recent political history; a diary of the flow within the intimate space of home. Collaborators include multi-instrumentalist Emma Gatrill (Willie Mason / Matthew and the Atlas), drummer Rob Pemberton (Emily Barker / Low Chimes) , bassist Jim Barr (Portishead) and vocalists Kate Stables and Rozi Plain (This is The Kit).

Flux follows Rachael’s highly acclaimed album We Resonate which came out on French label Talitres and Sweetdreams Press (Japan), and a string of releases on Broken Sound (UK), Lost Map (UK), Sweetdreams Press and Angel’s Egg (Japan). She has received wide support from DJs on B BC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction , BBC radio 4, Xfm, France Musique on which she was invited for a 6 song session.

In 2016 her solo Piano and Projection show received an Emerging Excellence Award . She has toured this formation as well as full band and solo across venues and festivals in the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. Her countless festival performances include End of the Road, Green Man, Glastonbury , Truck , Farmest , Wilderness, Le Festival Les Femmes s’en Mêlent (France), Mandrea Festival (Italy), Woodford (Australia), Women in (E)Motion (Germany), and so many more.

Rachael regularly tours with long time friends and collaborators This is the Kit and Rozi Plain, as well as David Thomas Broughton, Francois and the Atlas Mountains and Alessi`s Ark. Rachael co-curated Bristols SHHH festival (a celebration of quiet & diverse music), instigated the group exhibition DIY Is All You Need with fellow musicians and artists, and curated and hosted Rachael Dadd and Friends at Kings Place, London. In Japan she has written for some top names such as UA and Gontiti, and performed to an audience of 4000 at Tokyo’s famous NHK Hall. With a First in fine art, Rachael puts great attention into the conceptual and visual through her music videos, album artwork, hand-made merchandise and exhibitions.

Press:

‘Bold art folk…accomplished fusion of words, acoustic strumming and wild percussive textures.’
Uncut Magazine

‘Rachael Dadd can’t stop creating beautiful things, both tactile and musical’
John Kennedy (Xfm)

‘Breaks the conventions of pop to reassemble a sound of raw, jagged beauty.’
Aesthetica Magazine

‘Rachael Dadd is a musician and textile artist who creates surprisingly accessible poly-rhythmic, acoustic art-pop; utilising voice, ukulele, prepared piano, clarinet, and a plethora of percussive objects both musical and mundane. An intriguing and really rather lovely record.
fRoots Magazine

‘…effortlessly authentic/heartfelt songwriting & next level far out musicianship. A true artist. With every LP her life experience possesses and enchants her music, stirring further its ever inspiring melting-pot of ideas.’
Julian Peck, Sunday Best

‘Rachael Dadd is our most celebrated female artist on Folk Radio UK. Her 4th LP sees her revelling in untrodden ground alongside fellow leftfield folk guests as she combines pop with experimentation bringing both excitement and surprise.’
FRUK

Please Please You presents
Rachael Dadd (& band)
Sunday 14th March, 7.30pm
Tickets are £8 in advance (more on the door) and are available from Earworm Records, the venue in person or online via See Tickets.