Rachael Leahcar’s dynamic vocals and powerful performances have stunned audiences across the globe.
Rachael has succeeded in many competitions over the years. The first of which was Fellini’s Search for a Star, winning 3rd place and a day in a recording studio at the age of 12. Achieving 1st place in Dino Prizzi’s International Festival of Song preceded a trip to sing on RAI Uno television in Rome at the age of 15.
In 2011, Rachael graduated from the Special Interest Music Program at Brighton Secondary School with 20/20 in Solo Performance and Performance Special Study. Inspired by artists such as Adele, Josh Pyke, Eva Cassidy, Queen, The Beatles, Judy Garland and many more, she has grown up with music all around her and wants to inspire others the way these artists have inspired her.
Rachael has released three successful albums with Universal Music. Her debut album, Shooting Star (Gold status), shot to no. 5 on the ARIA charts after its release following the first season of The Voice Australia where 4.1 million people were watching her audition alone, breaking Australian TV records and with 8 million plus YouTube views since. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVHl3j31pUA). She went on to finish 3rd despite suffering laryngitis for the series finals.
Her second album, Romantique, held true to her inner-self containing three original songs and a collection of covers. This album debuted at no. 10. In 2014 she released her third album with Universal, Here Comes the Sun, a Beatles inspired covers album and debuted at no. 1 on the Classical/Crossover ARIA chart.
During this time her other achievements included singing with Andrea Bocelli’s orchestra in Italy and touring a cabaret show about her life, the Colours of My Life, to sell out audiences around the country. Able to sing in English, French, Italian and Spanish, she also enjoys playing the piano, flute and guitar. Losing 90% of her sight has never stopped her from achieving her vision.
Rachael has always been passionate about philanthropy and helping those in need. She has been an ambassador for the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) since 2011 and one of Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight ambassadors in 2012 & 2013. Rachael is proud to be a part of these organisations helping people who are blind or vision impaired, amongst copious amounts of other charity work.
“I can never sit still!” Rachael says. “Music consumes my entire existence and I wouldn’t have it any other way. There are never enough opportunities to seek out and songs to sing. Something about singing on stage and connecting with an audience brings me so much happiness. Music is the love of my life.”
Rachael’s latest album Shadows, released independently through Ambition Entertainment, debuted at #5 on the Australian Album ARIA Chart in April 2017. Shadows marks Rachael’s transformation from a shy teen to a strong young woman. With her first national tour of Australia scheduled for November, Rachael will allow audiences a glimpse behind the curtain – an intimate look into the world of a true artist. Bolder than ever, Rachael is ready to expose not only her vulnerabilities, her fears and regrets but also to share her message of resilience and determination to face the world head on. With her signature, hauntingly beautiful vocals, Rachael will reveal more of her story previously hidden in the shadows.