Rachael Leahcar – Singer/Songwriter has a dynamic range, explosive vocals and some powerful performances that have stunned audiences across the globe.
4.1 million people tuned in to watch Rachael Leachcar perform her blind audition on the first season of The Voice (2012) and was later nominated for the TV moment of the year in AACTA Awards. With a career that has seen her release four Top 10 ARIA charting albums, tour her live show to sold out crowds and travel to Italy to sing with Andrea Bocelli’s orchestra, Rachael has shown that she is capable of achieving anything despite being legally blind.
Rachael’s latest album, Shadows, debuted at #5 on the Australian Album ARIA Chart. Shadows marks her transformation from a shy teen to a strong young woman. Following the win of People’s Choice Pop Award in the South Australian Music Awards, Rachael embarked on her biggest tour yet of Australia. Rachael allowed audiences a glimpse behind the curtain – an intimate look into the world of a true artist.
Most recently, Rachael has performed the national anthem for the Adelaide 500, toured a cabaret show about her life called the “Colours Of My Life” doing eight matinee shows around SA, participated in SA Tourism’s latest campaign and released a single of an “Ave Maria” duet with The Voice 2017 artist and fellow legally blind person, Lara Nakhle. This year, Rachael will be performing at the Thebarton Theatre with the Hindley Street Country Club band, touring her “Colours Of My Life” show interstate and releasing a Christmas album.
Rachael is also very passionate about philanthropy, having been an ambassador for the Royal Society for the Blind since 2011, as well as supporting other causes she’s passionate about such as the Cancer Council, Starlight Foundation, CanDo4Kids and Cure Brain Cancer.
Bolder than ever, Rachael has learned to expose not only her vulnerabilities, her fears and regrets but also to share her message of resilience and determination to face the world head on through music. Rachael has the charming ability to hold an audience in the palm of her hand with emotional moments one minute and singing and dancing the next. With her signature hauntingly-beautiful vocals, Rachael has revealed more of her story previously hidden in the shadows.