Over the last two years, 21 year old folk-noir balladeer, Rachel Sermanni, has played over 400 shows across Asia and North America, as well as numerous headline tours of the UK and Europe; had a No 1 single in the Independent Charts; iTunes Single of the Week with Waltz resulting in 60,000+ downloads and saw the release of her debut album, ‘Under Mountains’ meet with huge critical acclaim. She also recorded a special session for Folk Radio UK which you can listen to again below.
Highland born Rachel has spent a large part of 2013 touring North America- including the Yukon up in the furthest reaches of northern Canada for the Dawson City Music Festival- as well as the Calgary, Ottawa and Interstellar Rodeo Festivals where Rachel shared main stages with the likes of Steve Earl, Sharon Van Etten, The Alabama Shakes and Vampire Weekend to name a few.
Back at home in the Highlands in the summer, the second instalment of the ‘Sessions’ recordings were made with a group of friends in a remote boatshed. After the success of the long since sold out ‘Bothy Sessions EP’, the limited edition ‘Boatshed Sessions EP’ gets its official airing on Monday 21st October 2013.
Rachel is set to embark on an autumn touring schedule that will take her across the UK, North America, Europe and Australia, before returning home for fresh recording commitments and a string of announcements in early 2014 to coincide with her biggest headline show to date at The Union Chapel on Thursday 6th February 2014.
‘The Boatshed Sessions’ is available to Pre-order now from Rachel’s Shop.
Rachel Sermanni – Under Mountains Session for Folk Radio UK
Saturday 19th October: The Spree Festival, Paisley
Wednesday 23rd October: The West End Centre, Aldershot
Friday 25th October: The Magic Lantern, Tiwyn
Saturday 26th October: The Ballroom, Canterbury
Tuesday 29th: The Sage 2, Newcastle
Friday 1st November: All Hallows, Leeds
Saturday 2nd November: Migvie Church, Banchory
Monday 4th November: Red Theatre, Perth
Thursday 6th February: The Union Chapel, London