Out now on 33 Jazz Records, latest release 'A Million Conversations' is a collection of achingly tender yet uplifting songs that showcases vocalist Rachel Sutton’s talent and versatility as a songwriter.
Born and raised in the Kent countryside, Rachel grew up listening to the romantic ballads of Cole Porter and George Gershwin, the soulful sounds of Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel and the haunting beauty of Joni Mitchell, Janis Ian and Judy Collins. A theatre student at Glamorgan University and The Welsh College of Music and Drama, she went on to play some of the leading roles in Shakespeare, touring the UK and Europe. Rachel’s vocal abilities landed her roles in award winning shows at the Edinburgh and New York Fringe propelling her into a full time singing career. Her role in Lansky: The Mob’s Money Man at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank and Cadogan Hall received wide acclaim.
Her love of theatre shines from the heart of every song and her flair for entertainment, natural stage presence and easy rapport with an audience is rapidly gaining her a loyal following. She has worked with some of the most well known jazz musicians in the UK including Liane Carroll and John Etheridge and has performed sell out gigs at top London Jazz clubs as well as venues and festivals across the UK and abroad.
“A stand out performer… A revelation”
London Jazz News