Rachel McCully is a 24 year old singer songwriter, who moved from Northern Ireland 6 years ago to Canada to pursue her dream and love for music. Music became a big part of Rachel’s life after the loss of her mother to breast cancer 9 years ago. After picking up the guitar and begging her father to teach her, Rachel soon began writing her feelings down on paper. Soon after, the music meshed with these words and Rachel’s songwriting career had begun.
4 years later, Rachel moved with her family to Canada, to begin, essentially what became, her new life. From drawing crowds into the small basement bars and cafes in Ottawa and Montreal, to being given the opportunity to play at outdoor festivals, Rachel’s voice soon became one that fans adored.
Rachel released her first demo last year, FLY, which was featured on local television in Ottawa. FLY was a project to raise money and awareness about breast cancer, something that had affected Rachel’s life for so many years. “After losing my mother to breast cancer, I decided that since she gave me this gift, I would give it back by helping those around me.” Rachel states. Through fundraisers at local events and donating the proceeds of her cd’s and merchandise, Rachel is on her way to achieving her goal.
“I always used to say I wish I could turn back time and have my mother back with me. I then came to the realization that I cant turn back time, but I can change the future. This is one small step for me in that change, and I hope that I can use my music to save someone else wanting time to go back. I want to use my music for the sole purpose of fighting against breast cancer and see the day that mankind beats it.”