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"Coraline deliver a show that leaves no musical stone unturned."

“Rae Evans is a warm and direct performer, who draws the audience into her world of
fairytale, myth and adventure. Backed by her accomplished band, Coraline deliver a show that leaves no musical stone unturned. The songs are sometimes dramatic and driven, sometimes quirky and comic, always memorable.”

- BBC Radio Manchester, November 2008

"The Literally Fantastic Coraline"

First up are the literally fantastic Coraline. Rae’s ethereal, witty and alluring songs have as much in common with Angela Carter and the Brothers Grimm as with any of the multiple genres they effortlessly hopscotch between. ‘Oz’ from the new EP is a funny, spiralling retell of The Wizard of Oz. Having gone to London to give the music a new audience, a record contract has deservedly come their way. To celebrate the release of The Little Freedoms EP the band are having a series of launches and a Northern fix can be had at either The Met, Bury on September 26 or, very excitingly, at the Deaf Institute right here in town on October 9. I have been wowed in concert several times, highly recommended.”

- Greg Thorpe, Manhattanchester online, October 2008

"Highly recommended"

These Mancunian ladies are 'a bit good'. Oz is absolutely beautiful and the other tracks on their Myspace ain't half bad either. Rae Evans' vocals remind me of Kate Bush, especially the bridge and chorus of Oz. Would highly recommend a listen for Kate and Tori fans.”

-, 2007

"Addictive as a drug"

"Hard to comprehend, even harder to explain, but addictive as a drug. Stylistically intense, the music is full of originality and amazing musicianship. The melodies are a life all their own, haunting, almost longing.”

-, 2007


2009 The Little Freedoms EP, NP records

Airplay on BBC radio Manchester, Resonance FM and SW1 Radio, as well as the Soupy Gato podcast.



Coraline is the vehicle for Rae Evan's decidedly leftfield approach to songwriting and the world. Backed by her sparkling collective of musicians, Rae sings about internet stalking, fairytales, broken hearts, insomnia and adventures.

Rae was brought up in Belfast by an Irish Catholic, Russian Jewish mother and an English orchestral musician father, before decamping to Manchester and then London, where she now lives with her pet snake.

A bit of an outsider and always a bookworm, Rae was always happier in her imaginary world than in the real world and this is reflected in her writing, which won her a place as finalist in the VH-1 song of the year competition last year.

Rae has gathered like minded people around her to create the Coraline sound, and so far they have played in London, Sheffield and Manchester, including a high profile slot at the Hospital in Soho and a gig on a floating raft on the canal at Notting Hill festival.

Rae also performs corporate functions with Flashback, see calendar for details and booking.