Rebecca Downes has taken Revolution Radio by storm with her rocked up blues tunes, and looks set to do with the rest of the world after garnering awards and plaudits from music bodies and critics alike! Plus, she's completely lovely with it.
"A soulful powerhouse of a voice, great band, fabulous songs, blues rock never had it so good."
Darren the Baron, Revolution Radio Online
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. Her third album, More Sinner Than Saint, took Rebecca into more of a rock oriented band with a blues underbelly, and is, according to The Baron, the best album of 2019. Quite a few of her fans, old and new, agree!
Rebecca was voted Best Female Vocalist and Best Emerging Artist at the British Blues Awards 2016 and was again voted Best 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 aged 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 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 was cemented with their brilliant third album mentioned above. Other core members of the band are Rick Benton (keys), Vince Yarrington (Bass) and Lloyd Daker (Drums).