Rachel Lightbody is an acclaimed vocalist on the Scottish music scene. A graduate of University of Strathclyde’s BA in Applied Music course, she has worked non-stop ever since as a front woman, backing vocalist, and vocal and songwriting tutor.


Recent notable achievements include: her nominations for Best Vocalist in the 2018 and 2019 Jazz Awards; the featured vocalist in sold-out performances of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Court and Spark’ (featured on BBC Radio Scotland, 2018), and Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ with Start-to-End at Celtic Connections; and her work as a backing vocalist for folk singer Siobhan Miller (featured on BBC Quay sessions 2019). 


Rachel has a busy session-schedule working with artists such as Kris Drever (2020 release), Alyn Cosker (KPF, 2018), Siobhan Miller (Mercury, 2018), Fat-Suit (Equinox Sessions), Tom McGuire & the Brassholes, Mezcla, The Elusive Tree Ensemble, Angus Munro (Mirror Man, 2019), as well as her vocal trio Little Acres.

"Rachel Lightbody who provides one of those beautiful performances that stop you in your tracks and force you to listen." Dave Jones (Jazz Journal)
Jazzwise Magazine praises “The fragile beauties of Lightbody’s voice”