Tonight Rachel Sutton & The Roland Perrin Trio will play songs from her album, labelled 'a revelation' by Jazz Views, together with beautiful arrangements of classic Jazz standards. There will also be a preview of new songs from her next album which is due to be released later this year!
“This album was a revelation… the music is of the highest quality” - Jazz Views
Out now on 33 Jazz Records, new release A Million Conversations
Rachel Sutton’s rich tone and sense of swing, coupled with her background in theatre, makes her an engaging interpreter of both classic Jazz and more contemporary repertoire. Also a gifted songwriter, Rachel’s debut album 'A Million Conversations' out on 33 Jazz Records, has received wide acclaim; it displays Rachel’s talent for both achingly tender and uplifting song writing.
She has worked with some of the best-known musicians from the world of jazz music and her work as a lyricist has seen her collaborate with Liane Carroll and Lance Ellington, amongst others.
When performing live, her extensive repertoire, including her own compositions, is both an exciting and moving experience for her audience.
Her theatrical training is at the core of every song, and her flair for entertainment and easy rapport with an audience is gaining her a first-class reputation.
Rachel was born and raised in the Kent countryside and 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 lead 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, and this propelled her into the world of singing full time.
Rachel has performed sell out gigs at top London Jazz clubs as well as venues and festivals across the UK and abroad. Her role in Lansky: The Mob’s Money Man at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank and Cadogan Hall received wide acclaim.
The line up:
Rachel Sutton - vocal
Roland Perrin - piano
Curtis Ruiz - bass
Paul Cavaciuti - drums
“Stand out performer… a revelation” - London Jazz News
“She is a sublime live talent” - Close Up Culture
“A very classy vocalist.....hers is a talent that should be widely heard” - The Jazz Mann
“Rachel Sutton’s soaring vocals pack a power and perception which belie her years” - Jazz Journal
“There is a thrill involved in the discovery of an amazing artist” - Cabaret Scenes
Video. (“Trouble in Mind”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfc3ylFzuRw&t=8s
Video 2. (Live at Soho Pizza Express): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVSyiqXUh-8