‘Buddy Douglas Clarence Whitchurch’ was born on October 10.
Alt-country singer-songwriter, Raechel Whitchurch has welcomed a third child, a son, with husband Ben Whitchurch. Born at home on October 10, ‘Buddy Douglas Clarence Whitchurch’ weighed in just under 10lbs (4.5kg) and arrived 10 days past his due date.
She shared the exciting news on social media, alongside a photo captured by Sarah Fowler from Life and Lens Photography.
Whitchurch captioned, “A week ago today, we finally got to meet the newest member of our family! We are so happy and soaking up every one of these precious newborn moments as a family of 5.”
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In March this year, the couple celebrated their twelve-year wedding anniversary.
Whitchurch grew up in regional NSW performing in her family band The Lees. She started playing piano when she was 5, then traded it in at 8 for a mandolin. Guitar and banjo soon followed, and so did the songwriting. In 2016, her debut EP, Outlaw opened at #1 on the Australian Country iTunes charts.
She released her debut album, Finally Clear, in April 2021, which features the hit singles My Father, You Ain’t One of Us (whichwe premiered here) and I Found Home. It debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Album Charts and #3 on the AIR Independent Album Charts.
Whitchurch was nominated for ‘New Talent of the Year’ in 2022 and released an expanded deluxe edition of the album as well as the single, Sure Thing (Reimagined).
Re-arranged and recorded by multi-award-winning producer Matt Fell at his Love Hz Studios, Raechel explained, “Matt had never heard the original version of the song, so I gave him the reigns to produce it in whatever way he thought. The new version is completely different. It is piano driven and doesn’t even have an acoustic guitar on it! I decided to call it Sure Thing (Reimagined) because it was so different to what I imagined it could be.”
She has toured with Adam Harvey, opened for Fanny Lumsden and Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham, and appeared at festivals like Savannah in the Round, Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster and Cruisin’ Country.
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