You could say it is by a stroke of luck and good fortune for us that a young lady blessed with the voice of an angel, such as Rae Morris possesses, just happens to be a lass born and bred under the shadow of Blackpool Tower. So when we heard the news that she was returning to her roots for a BBC Introducing show at Thornton Little Theatre on Saturday 12 April, we of course got excited pretty quickly.

On the back of an extremely busy schedule, touring with Bombay Bicycle Club, it is quite fitting that Rae has chosen to take some time giving back a little of herself and her talent to the folks in the area of her birth. Thanks to the work of Blackpool-based BBC Introducing presenter, Sean McGinty, from BBC Radio Lancashire, it has been made possible to stage this special performance in front of an invited and intimate home audience which will be recorded and broadcast at a later date.

Rae Morris represents an artist the area can be very proud of.  She has gradually worked her way up into the national spotlight from humble beginnings, by gigging relentlessly around the small venues and pubs of the North West. Recognised for her wonderful song writing and accompanied by a powerfully different voice and sublime piano playing, she is getting all the plaudits and attention her hard work deserves. Rae’s story gives hope to any aspiring young musician in the area and she is a perfect example of raw talent coming good, through working hard, believing in what she does and being naturally gifted.

Rae will no doubt bring to the Thornton stage some new material which a privileged few will witness at the small, but lovely theatre, with its great acoustics. It will be one of those ‘I was there’ events and will give the locals a rare chance to enjoy the breathtaking sound of a fabulous local girl who has gone on to receive plenty of radio airplay nationally, which has spring boarded her into the limelight. A fine achievement.

Rae Morris releases her brand new four track EP Do You Even Know? on 5 May and the official video (below) which accompanies the EP was made available to view on 25 March.  An album, according to Rae, will follow in late Summer.

We will be covering Rae’s homecoming gig at Thornton and bringing a full review of the evening here at altblackpool. We think it will be one to remember.

In the meantime, take a look at Rae’s brand new video and check out her music and latest news at her official website, on Soundcloud, Facebook page and follow her on Twitter.

You can also receive a free EP by signing up to Rae’s mailing list on her website home page.


Image courtesy of Rae Morris





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