Rachel Chinouriri is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from Croydon.
She is the youngest in a large family, and the only child born in England rather than her native Zimbabwe.
Her family’s traditional Zimbabwean values meant she sometimes felt isolated from her cultural surroundings. She found solace in writing and recording music. Her limited exposure to pop music and her self taught singing/guitar meant she developed a totally unique style.
At the age of 17 she wrote an EP and recorded it on her laptop using a £20 microphone, mixed it on her mum’s laptop and dropped it on Soundcloud. The EP is aptly named ‘Bedroom Tales’, and saw support from BBC Introducingpretty much instantly, establishing Rachel as an act to watch. She is continuing the develop her style.