REBECCA DOWNES – UK
Winner of Female Vocalist and Emerging Artist of the Year at the British Blues Awards 2016, and Female Blues Vocalist of the Year at the FORM UKBlues Awards 2018, this Birmingham-based act is a ‘must see’. With Rebecca’s powerful voice to the fore, the 5-piece outfit performs stunning, original rock/blues.
Birmingham-based Rebecca is a fully independent artist creating original blues/rock music with her co-songwriter Steve Birkett and releasing it on her own label Mad Hat Records, selling it via her own online store and other online physical and digital outlets via Cargo Records.
Rebecca and Steve perform their music together within a 5-piece band, with Rebecca on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Steve on lead guitar and backing vocals backed by keys and Hammond (Nigel Darvill or Aidan Goldstraw), bass guitar (Vince Yarrington) and drums (Neil Ablard).
Rebecca and Steve also perform as a duo +/- bass and/or percussion.
Rebecca also works as a vocal coach in schools, colleges and with private clients.