I was lucky enough to meet Rebecca at a house party last December not long after she moved to Bristol. She was accompanying an impromptu jam with her stunning vocals. So I was not going to miss an opportunity to hear her perform at the lunchtime live sessions at St Stephens. I was not disappointed. Rebecca sang beautifully, seducing her audience with mesmerising, mahogany rich tones that were eagerly embraced by the acoustics of this ancient church.
I loved the way she personalised each song with a story of its creation and whether on piano or guitar, the spirit of love weaved through each one of them. I loved “millionaire” a track written after travelling in India and “Lorna” a track dedicated to an old friend, and was touched by her small tribute to Amy Winehouse on the last song. Rebecca has a big voice and a big heart and I’m so glad she came to Bristol to live.
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