The Rabbitts began over 4 years ago when Odhran asked Lucy if she could help tune his guitar (a coy plan to show his abilities on the 6 string acoustic). The pair were studying Environmental Science in the UK and quickly found friendship in discussing all things music. Since then they have been inseparable throughout adventures in Europe and Canada, drawing inspiration to stash into their songwriting.
Their musical style is a unique mesh of folk scenes stretching through time. They released their debut EP 'Avocado Ginger Tree' in May 2017, and have since had over 50,000 track downloads. As of now the duo is coming to terms with the sacrifices required to bring their first full length album into the light of day. It is scheduled for release in the summer of 2018.
Odhran began learning the piano as a child and found a love for the works of Scott Joplin, and became set on mastering them and their intricacies. By this time he was picking up his first guitar, donated by a family friend. Whilst he loved the tone he was dissatisfied by the way he heard it typically played, already accustomed to the simultaneous lines that were possible on the piano. It wasn't until he heard Davey Graham's 'Angi' performed by Paul Simon that he realised the immense possibilities on the lonesome guitar.
Meanwhile Lucy had been growing up listening to some of folk's most inspirational artists, such as Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel, and The Incredible String Band. Upon inheriting her Opa's guitar she began learning the chords to some of her favourite songs that she had been singing for years. After meeting Odhran and performing at some of their first open mics, Lucy realised that the duo could have a more dynamic sound if she brought a different instrument into the band. Having loved the mandolin since she first heard it played by Blind Melon, it was an obvious choice.