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    Rebecca Downes

    18/05/2018 | The Slade Rooms

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    Birmingham-based Rebecca and her band are a 'must see' live act that often leaves newcomers simply blown away by the power of the performance. With her co-writer Steve Birkett alongside her, a very tight band behind, and Rebecca's powerful voice to the fore, the 5-piece outfit performs original rock/blues tracks from the EP Real Life, the highly-acclaimed debut album Back To The Start and the superb second album Believe, punctuated by one or two classic covers. Rebecca was voted Best Female Vocalist and Best Emerging Artist at the British Blues Awards 2016 and is nominated for Female Blues Vocalist of the Year in the FORM UK Blues Awards 2018.


    Rebecca was born and grew up in Wolverhampton. She first started performing live music when ages 13 and as a teenager wrote and performed her own material. The current band started when she linked up with Steve Birkett a few years ago - a partnershop that 'clicked', to the intense excitement of those around the pair. Their core genre was the Blues, but right from the start they have stretched their music in the direction of rock and that move is set to continue. Other core members of the band are Rick Benton (keys), Dan Clarke (bass) and Lloyd Daker (drums).

    The autumn of 2018 will see a third studio album containing exciting new material honed by Rebecca and Steve with advice from producer Chris Kimsey, famous for working with the Rolling Stones and Peter Frampton amongst many others. Rebecca will be touring in 2018, both as a support and headline act, as well as appearing at festivals int he UK and Europe. Join us on the journey, catch and enjoy a live performance, come and say hello, be part of something exciting, spread the word and, above all... Believe.

     

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