Hailing from the North East of Scotland, Rachel Jack is one of the most exciting emerging singer-songwriters in Scotland. Winner of the University of the West of Scotland’s inaugural Paolo Nutini Songwriting Scholarship, her debut EP The Calgary Tapes is an acoustic odyssey, showcasing her raw vocal talent and lyrical craft.

Recorded at the enchanting An Tobar Studios on the Isle of Mull, the 5-track EP is as introspective as it is up-lifting. Singles “Nowhere,” “The Hardest Part,” “Bring Me Down,” & “Equalised,” have been released this year to much acclaim including, Jim Gellatly’s track of the day, BBC Scotland & Amazing Radio airplay, and featured by Tenement TV, BBC Social and the SMIA.

Following a lengthy corporate career, Rachel made the decision to commit to her songwriting passion full-time in August 2018. Influenced by the likes of Angus & Julia Stone, First Aid Kit, and Fleet Foxes, Rachel’s folky style, layered harmonies, and honest storytelling create a soothing mix of reverie and reality that compels the listener.

To accompany the EP, Rachel will be doing a lockdown live gig on Wednesday the 23rd via Facebook and Instagram from The Net Store.

2020 has been a busy year for the prolific and versatile songwriter with a second EP already complete and due for release later this year.

Listen to The Calgary Tapes.