Mundell Music Presents

Rebecca Downes


Feb 18 Sat
Rebecca Downes9:00 PM
Backstage at The Green Hotel, Kinross
All Ages
Buy Tickets GBP20.00
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.  She usually plays live within a 5-piece band, performing tracks mainly from her superb second album Believe and the stunning third album More Sinner Than Saint, along with new material and one or two classic covers.  Rebecca 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.  In July 2020 Rebecca was appointed Brand Ambassador for the Forge Ahead Initiative supporting the development of young bands.
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 co-songwriter Steve to write blues-infused material – a partnership that ‘clicked’ right away to deliver their excellent first album, Back To The Start in 2013.  The second album Believe was released in 2016 and the live album BeLive in 2017.
The 2019 album More Sinner Than Saint contains material honed with advice from producer Chris Kimsey, famous for working with the Rolling Stones and Peter Frampton, and the tracks were mixed by California-based producer Bill Drescher and Thunder’s bassist Chris Childs.  The album received considerable critical acclaim and the second single – Hurts – was playlisted by Planet Rock Radio UK.
In April 2021 Rebecca released Stripped Back, an album containing ten tracks from Believe and More Sinner Than Sainteach reimagined and re-presented in a laid-back style, together with two previously unreleased tracks.
Rebecca was back on stage in the latter half of 2021 and she and Steve are continuing to write new music with the aim of releasing a fifth studio album in 2022.