• Rachael Jean Harris + Bosola

  • Wed, 14-08-2019 at 19:30
  • Bobiks
    125 Jesmond Road
    NE2 3JY Newcastle upon Tyne
Rachael Jean Harris + Bosola - Bobiks - Newcastle upon Tyne

Rachael is a songwriter and vocalist from Liverpool who combines jazz, folk and indie to create distinctive and emotive songs. Harris has devoted her life to the writing of songs. Recently, the vast majority have fallen into rich themes surrounding the lives of people on the raw edges of existence. Each lasting several years, these themes become areas for detailed thought, study and research, sparked by real stories, resulting in evocative and poignant tales. Musically, her key strength is to allow the story and melody to inform and dictate the flow and direction of her songs, allowing her to incorporate more complex harmony, rhythm and song-structure than is typically found in the singer-songwriter tradition in a way that feels natural and appropriate. This considered approach results in each song having a unique flavour, and defined personality.Most notable releases: Dig EP - focused on women and children in conflict zones, suffering in lesser reported corners of our world. Taking real events and accounts and extrapolating these into fully formed narratives, she attempts to place the listener inside the situation and present them face to face with the danger, freedom, longing and defiance that her protagonists experience.Leaving Light EP - the focus here is on those living in confinement, in particular the day to day realities of Death Row inmates in the USA with whom Rachael has corresponded. Of interest to her are the complexities of human dignity, longing, memory and the power and potential of mercy.