"Kaity Rae sets the bar pretty high with Red Paper Wrapping, which is the single from the album. This track was featured in Music Week in their Playlist in December 2014, when she was 17.
'Kaity 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 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 shoots 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
Kaity Rae is a singer-songwriter from North London making waves in the UK Country scene by storm in 2016. 2nd EP, This Time Around is nominated in the Belles and Gals best EP's of the year.
The EP has also gained attention from top UK Country acts, including The Shires' Ben Earle who took to twitter to say that he 'Loves' the fourth and final track 'It Is' and attended the EP release in June 2016.
'Spark' was Kaity's debut EP, and was released on the 5th of November 2014. This has led to radio play on Amazing Radio, BBC Gloucestershire and more recently a live session and interview on BBC Introducing Three Counties. Tracks from Spark have been streamed almost 2 million times since it's release, thanks to Apple Music.
Kaity has also had two songs featured on 'Folkstock Records' Compilation albums - 'It Is' on 'The F Spot: Femme Fatales' which was released in March 2015 and 'Red Paper Wrapping' on 'The Christmas Present' which was released December 2014. Due to her involvment with these compilations, Kaity has received mentions in various newspapers including The Sunday Times, and was playlisted in Music Week Magazine.
Kaity gigs all over southern England and has supported acts including Sasha Mcveigh and Sonia Leigh on their 'Mind the Gap Tour', US singer/songwriters Jeffrey Fouclault, Angel Snow and Dayna Kurtz and is booked to be a support for Dexeter on their UK Tour next year. She has also played in top London venues such as the 02 Islington, The Bedford and The Roundhouse.
Since the release of 'Spark', Kaity has been developing her sound whilst studying a songwriting degree at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.
released December 9, 2014
All songwriting, guitar and vocals by Kaity Rae.