‘’It’s not very often that you find an album that combines jazz with country so beautifully – Irene Rae’s ‘The Light Game’ is experimental but works surprisingly well.’’ – from the 5 star album review in Maverick Magazine July 2019. The first full band album by Irene Rae featuring ten songs that showcase her rich and intense vocals with an impressive range, combined with raw and honest song writing.
The record was conceived from a determination to capture the essence and intimacy of her live shows. Audiences have been immersed in the warm, welcoming and frankly honest personality on stage of Irene Rae…many an evening complete with ‘’you could be a comedienne as well as a musician’’ comments from the live music lovers.
Rae is not afraid to surround herself with some the most sought after musicians on the scene with Roger Inniss on bass, Stuart Dixon on guitar, John Bowman on piano and Luke Szoltysek on drums. The 5 piece together has been winning audiences over on the album launch tour and receiving 5 star reviews from every venue.
Rae has supported many greats including, Midge Ure, The Christians, The Strawbs, Mark Morriss and Declan Bennett. Her style has been likened to Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones and Tori Amos.