Rachael Leech at the Reedham Riverside Beer Festival
The Lord Nelson
Real Ale, Good Food & Live Music in Reedham on the Norfolk Broads
Since I was young I have always taken an interest into the musical world, having
learnt to play a various number of instruments from clarinet to recorder and violin
to piano. However, as time went by I found myself marvelling over the wonders of
the acoustic guitar, influenced at the time by such artists as James Taylor, Steve
Knightley and Neil Young.
Growing up I found myself predominantly interested in the 'Folk Scene' as I attended
Cambridge Folk Festival with my parents year after year to watch artist upon artist
perform their efforts and hard work upon a stage. Not just appreciating with my ears
but also visually, seeing how these performers performed their music and the buzz
it gave to the crowd. I required my first guitar one Easter about 4 years ago and
from that day I have been inspired to create music of my own in which maybe one day
I will be officially performing onstage at Cambridge Folk Festival.
However through teaching myself to play guitar and combining my interest in poetry
I managed to create my first cd called 'Colour' and have performed in many places
including Norwich playhouse and The local Greenpeace festival. Recently I also performed
a set at the Reedham Riverside Beer Festival to an enthusiastic crowd who greeted
me with smiles and positive feedback after stepping down from the spotlight. Overall
a great day at the festival with many other artists taking their turn to entertain
the jolly folk.