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Rachel Sermanni & band

Posted on 31 January 2012 by Mizzle

Rachel Sermanni and her extensive band played the Mitchell Library on January 22nd in Glasgow as part of the ongoing Celtic Connections music festival. Sermanni, only 19, was accompanied by her seven piece band, the stage was full of young and encapsulating talent. The 3 fiddler players doubled up as backing vocalists and the percussionists took turns swapping over the various instruments for different songs. The whole performance was modestly confident and the interludes were intercepted with Rachel’s unknowing humour. The songs had a modern folk vibe with quirky lyrics and fantastic arrangements. The combination of Sermanni’s vocals, the string instruments and the backing singers ooh’s and ah’s formulated a hauntingly beautiful sound.

I would highly recommend seeing her especially if you want those memories of being at a festival in the sun to come flooding back or if you want to get excited about the summer already! They played an hour set with ‘The Fog’ being the track they’ve already “unleashed to the world”. The EP ‘Black Currents’ is out now and there are still tickets available for upcoming gigs, but be warned – she sells out fast. Defiantly one to watch out for!