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Corinne Bailey Rae

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Neo-soul songstress Corinne Bailey Rae was born in Leeds, England, in 1979 to a British mother and West Indian father. Displaying an interest in music from an early age, Rae studied classical violin until she acquired an electric guitar in her early teens. Inspired by such '90s alt-rock icons as L7, Veruca Salt, and Belly, Rae formed her first band, the all-female indie rock outfit Helen. Despite developing a strong local following, the band ultimately folded and Rae enrolled at Leeds University to study English literature. While at school, a job at a jazz club inspired her more soul-oriented leanings and she began writing songs. Eventually, she scored a record deal with EMI and released her self-titled debut solo album in 2006, which reached number four on the Billboard 200 and earned her three Grammy nominations. A year later, both an expanded edition of the album and the CD/DVD set Live in London & NY appeared. The recording of The Sea, released in 2010, was heavily affected by the March 2008 death of her husband, Jason Rae (a saxophonist for the Haggis Horns). She followed the Mercury Prize-nominated release with January 2011's considerably lighter The Love EP, a five-song set that covered songs originally recorded by the likes of Prince, Bob Marley, and Paul McCartney & Wings.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
04.15.17 Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm Tyagarah, Nsw Australia
04.16.17 Metro Theatre Sydney, Nsw Australia
06.10.17 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA US
06.11.17 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA US
06.17.17 Blenheim Palace Woodstock, UK


  • 03.26.17 Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible mothers in the UK! Thank you for everything you do 💐 https://t.co/edEhpCXuNz
  • 03.22.17 RT @leeds_2023: Stars including @CorinneBRae & @KaiserChiefs come out to back #Leeds2023 bid for European Capital of Culture https://t.co/r…
  • 03.21.17 What are your favorite afternoon jams? I've shared some of mine in a special @Spotify playlist. See you soon, Japan! https://t.co/C2OSFyiGcH
  • 03.21.17 RT @LeedsNews: Singing our praises! @CorinneBRae is in tune with Leeds’s European Capital of Culture bid https://t.co/KgMhdmT1Xh #Leeds #Le…
  • 03.20.17 Coming to @jazzfest? Meet me there on May 4th while benefiting @ACLU_SoCal! Bid on @IfOnly to support a great cause… https://t.co/AGWDypJj6Z
  • 03.17.17 Check out my friend and talented director @sydneyfreeland’s new movie #DeidraandLaneyRobaTrain - premiered on… https://t.co/ulPTOiPhDL
  • 03.17.17 RT @audioBoom: Join @CorinneBRae on The Heart Speaks in Whispers for musings on music, mindfulness and more. https://t.co/tgUksl3PKU #women…
  • 03.16.17 ICYMI - watch my "Ooo Baby Baby" performance for @PBS ' @smokey_robinson @librarycongress Gershwin Prize Ceremony! https://t.co/DAD6wyS10k
  • 03.15.17 Recently announced: I will be performing at @PAQHuvafenFushi this April. I have always dreamed of visiting the Mald… https://t.co/mlNF0zkpdi
  • 03.14.17 JUST ANNOUNCED - @LIMFestival this July! @DJTrevorNelson @NaughtyBoyMusic and @JaxJones ​will be performing too! xx… https://t.co/aSaGWnqGib
  • 03.14.17 The thrill is still hot hot hot #ashfordandsimpson https://t.co/YTJQBEflKC
  • 03.14.17 RT @LIMFestival: We couldn't be happier to have @CorinneBRae joining us at #LIMF2017! https://t.co/GH3w3sBOiZ