Rachael Dadd is set to release two live albums today, on 30 September 2020, in support of The Live Music Trust as well as celebrating small venues as part of Super Cool Drawing Machine art exhibition.
The albums, Live From Ramsgate Music Hall and Live from The Planetarium in Ehime, Japan follow last year’s Flux album, which was released on Memphis Industries and which she was touring when the pandemic struck.
You can listen to, and more importantly purchase the two live albums – with 25% of proceeds going to The Live Music Trust – via rachaeldadd.bandcamp.com
Describing the Super Cool Drawing Machine and what venues mean to her, Rachael says: “A month before lockdown I was living my dream, touring with my band at sold out shows around the UK after the release of Flux on Memphis Industries. It was a bit of a pinnacle moment for me. The level of connection I experienced with the audience and my band was life affirming and helped me gain courage and clarity to move on with some tricky personal stuff. During lockdown those experiences I`d had totally helped me through. I owe so much to our venues, not least the Ramsgate Music Hall (voted by NME as best small live venue in the UK) where our live album was recorded and where the joy and connection was captured in this photo.”
“As my own personal ode to our venues I am making machine embroideries of these pivotal times. I’m currently stitching onto the actual clothing I was wearing at the Ramsgate show! They are a bit like love letters to these venues and their teams and the audiences I’ve met along the way and who like me and my bandmates are playing this nerve racking waiting game.”
“You can see my embroidery alongside creations by This Is The Kit, Rozi Plain, Shabaka Hutchings, Cate Le Bon and many other musicians. Super Cool Drawing Machine is a touring exhibition allowing some of our beloved venues to open their doors while simultaneously giving us musicians a way to connect with our audiences. It is kicking off in York in November and then coming to London and Bristol and many more destinations.”