Lily Rae

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Lily Rae
Birth name Lily Rae Walsworth
Born (1990-12-09) 9 December 1990 (age 26)
Origin Brixton, London
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts Lily Rae & the Saturday Girls, Bottle Rocket, Knitwear, The Indelicates, Fightmilk

Lily Rae (born 9 December 1990) is a British, Brixton-born, singer-songwriter.

Life and career[edit]

She was born Lily Rae Walsworth and raised in Brixton and Streatham. At the age of 13, Rae started writing music - penning the early track Scallywag, later used as a B-side for her E.P. Bad Film. Whilst attending Graveney School she played and wrote with student bands, including her band Bottle Rocket. After performing mostly with bands early in her music career, Rae was then signed to Sad Gnome Records early 2007 as a solo artist, releasing her debut E.P., Bad Film, on limited 7” on 28 January that year.[1] [2] [3] Following the release of this single, Rae has performed with The Veils, The Indelicates and sung backing vocals for Eddie Argos. She attended Sussex University to study English and Film and currently resides in Brighton.

Rae is the daughter of rock vocalist Walter Wray, frontman of the 80s band King Swamp.

She joined labelmates The Indelicates in late 2009.

Rae released her debut album, Oh No... on Corporate Records on 13 April 2010 and follow up album Your Face in 2014.

Lily formed the band Fightmilk in 2015, playing guitar and singing, with former This Many Boyfriends guitarist Alex, Adam (bass) and Nick (drums); the band self-released their debut EP, The Curse of Fightmilk, in 2016.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "The VPME | Rae Of Light-Lily Rae Interview". Vonpipmusicalexpress.wordpress.com. 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ "New To Us - Fightmilk". For the Rabbits. 2016-07-27.