Rebecca Downes 'Unplugged and In Conversation'

PizzaExpress Live (Birmingham)

Birmingham-based Blues/Rock artist Rebecca Downes was voted Female Vocalist and Emerging Artist of the Year at the British Blues Awards 2016 and Female Blues Vocalist of the Year in the FORM UK Blues Awards 2018. This gig will be a real treat for existing and new fans as Rebecca and co-songwriter Steve Birkett, accompanied by guitarist Tara Simms, deliver an intimate show that will be a combination of new ‘unplugged’ takes on several of their original numbers from her new album which is getting rave reviews 'More Sinner than Saint', the EP 'Real Life' and the albums 'Back To The Start' and 'Believe', mixed in with conversation about the music, their inspiration, the song-writing process and the challenges of creating and performing original material. This very special show will include a ‘meet and greet’ with the audience before the performance by Rebecca and the other artists, the ‘unplugged’ live performance interspersed with facilitated audience Q&A and a post-gig meet and greet where the artists will be available to sign photos and merchandise.

£15.00

"Rebecca has found her voice - HER voice. I love this voice - I love this album.”

Chris Kimsey (Producer – Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Marillion)

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Birmingham-based Rebecca is a ‘must see’ live act that often leaves newcomers simply blown away by the power of the performance.  She was voted Female Vocalist and Emerging Artist of the Year at the British Blues Awards 2016 and Female Blues Vocalist of the Year in the FORM UK Blues Awards 2018.

At this gig, Rebecca and co-songwriter Steve Birkett, accompanied by bassist Vincent John Yarrington, will deliver ‘unplugged’ takes on several of their original numbers from the EP Real Life and the albums Back To The Start, Believe and the recently-released More Sinner Than Saint. 

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 phase of her career 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 third studio album More Sinner Than Saint contains exciting new material honed with advice from producer Chris Kimsey, famous for working with the Rolling Stones and Peter Frampton amongst many others, with tracks mixed by Bill Drescher (Rick Springfield, the Bangles, Spinal Tap) and Chris Childs of Thunder.  It has received considerable acclaim from fans and reviewers alike and tracks from it will feature strongly in the set.

This is a rare opportunity to see a unique take on the Downes/Birkett songs in an intimate setting and should not be missed by existing fans or those new to the music.