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    Rebecca Downes

    06/12/2019 | 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, the superb second album Believe and this will be the first gig after the release on 24 May of the third studio album More Sinner Than Saint. Rebecca was voted Female Vocalist and Emerging Artist of the Year at the British Blues Awards 2016, Female Blues Vocalist of the Year in the FORM UK Blues Awards 2018 and Best Blues Band at the Black Country Music Awards 2019.

    Rebecca was born and grew up in Wolverhampton. She started performing live music when aged 13 and as a teenager wrote and performed her own material. The current music began when she linked up with Steve Birkett - a partnership 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.

    The new album More Sinner Than Saint contains exciting new material written by Steve and Rebecca and honed with advice from producer Chris Kimsey, famous for working with the Rolling Stones and Peter Frampton amongst many others. After recording at Mad Hat Studios, Wolverhampton, five tracks were mixed in California by producer Bill Drescher (Rick Springfield, Spinal Tap, The Allman Brothers and many more) and the rest by Thunder's bassist Chris Childs to achieve what Rebecca and Steve see as the perfect expression of their current writing.

    Tracks from the new album will feature prominently in the set and the full range of album merchandise will be available.

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