" Kaity Rae sets the bar pretty high with Red Paper Wrapping, which incidentally is the single from the album and will be released on December 10.
Rae's strong and emotive voice brings a genuine warm feeling to the sad song which wouldn't be out of place as the John Lewis Christmas ad for next year.
Rae's singing on the title track shows you straight away that her voice has depth and emotion there are times she has the vitality of Lily Allen and also she has that unadorned rawness of the pre-punk Kate Nash but has the quality of softness and clarity which has become The Staves trademark....Kaity Rae's slightly gritty, smoky tone is just fantastic. She would probably have been banned by the BBC 40 odd years ago” Danny Farragher, Folkall Blogspot
"Kaity Rae’s voice is fantastic, like a fine single malt whisky it glides beautifully smoothly over the delicate acoustic guitar based backdrop. It’s impossible to totally judge an artist off the back of one song so I will refrain from trying to do so, but my God Kaity Rae you have just made a quite brilliant first impression" themusicaloutcast.com
the first shots of a career which has the potential to span the worlds of folk, pop and country. ..opportunities to shape the future direction of the original and traditional songbook are enticing, capable of moving, delighting and just plain impressing the listener ..Kaity Rae is a burgeoning special talent”
Three Chords and the Truth
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Now 19, Barnet based Kaity Rae is studying at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London. The track was featured by Music Week in the playlist. Kaity has released two EP's with Folkstock Records, most recently This Time Around in June 2016, which Ben Earle from chart topping duo The Shires attended. Her debut EP Spark was released in November 2014 and gained almost 2 million streams on Apple Radio in 2016. Kaity won a Best Young Songwriter Award at the Love Folk Live Showcases in early 2014. She was an ‘Emerging Artist’ with the Roundhouse, had one of her songs featured on their 30/30 album for 2013, gained a coveted place in the finals of GIGS : Big Busk Young Songwriter 2014 competition and has had airplay on regional BBC radio as well as Amazing Radio. Her music is best described as acoustic singer/songwriter, with main influences from country, folk and pop.