“folk-pop full of wisdom and instrumental warmth“ MOJO ★★★★

“One of our favourite artists" Lauren Laverne BBC6Music

“Rachael Dadd is one of the most talented, wise, prolific and important women of our times" Kate Stables of This Is The Kit

Rachael Dadd is a spirited independent songwriter and performer based in Bristol. With songs that disarm and inspire, she has headlined tours around the UK, Europe and Japan and regularly performs with long time friends and collaborators This Is The Kit and Rozi Plain.

Her most recent album ‘Kaleidoscope’ included a limited edition DINKED vinyl with a bonus EP of non-album tracks featuring This is the Kit and Rozi Plain, which followed Rachael's critically acclaimed ‘Flux’ album, which gained a coveted 6 Music's Album of the Day.

Co-produced "intuitively, boldly, and playfully" by Rachael and Rob Pemberton (The Staves, Emily Barker, Maja Lena), ‘Kaleidoscope’ includes musical collaborators such as Maja Lena (Low Chimes), long-time collaborator Emma Gatrill (Billy Marten, Willy Mason), Alex Heane (bass), Charlotte West (synths), Alex Garden (strings) and ‘Flux’ producer Marcus Hamblett (Villagers, James Holden, The Staves), giving the record "just the right colour combination, just the right pattern of shapes, plenty of space where needed and finally landing in a sound world that feels fresh and open and true” reflects Rachael.

Rachael has received wide support from DJs on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction, BBC Radio 4, Xfm and France Musique, and has done live sessions for Radio 4's Loose Ends and The Roddy Hart Show on BBC Scotland as well as creating ah hour show for BBC6Music's Loose Yourself.

With a background in fine art, Rachael puts great attention into the conceptual and visual through her music videos, album artwork, hand-made merchandise and exhibitions. Alongside recording and performing with her band, Rachael writes songs for her Bristol based community choirs BYOB Choir (bring your own baby) and OAK Choir (Of All Kin) a new inclusive choir celebrating diversity and the coming together in the unity of song.

Lately Rachael has become an integral part of a new network of Mothers in Music discussing the barriers in the music industry for mothers and how to challenge them and pave the way for change. She will headline an all dayer of music and live discussion, alongside many of the network on the 7th March at the Mount Without in Bristol.