Raechel Whitchurch has spent her life immersed in Australia’s country music scene. Raised in Broken Hill and Parkes, as well as living in a caravan, Raechel grew up playing mandolin, guitar, banjo, and keyboard. She was the primary songwriter in her family’s travelling band The Lees. They released three albums together, appearing at festivals including Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster and the Adelaide Fringe Festival, before Raechel decided to pursue a solo career.
Now, with the release of her new single My Father it’s clear that those family ties remain strong. “I’ve always wanted to write a song about my dad and how we are such similar people,” says Raechel, “but it felt like I would never be able to find the right words. I’d been working on the song for three years and felt like I’d finally said everything that I needed to, but I never imagined that a song so personal would make it on to my record.”