Rising British blues star Rebecca Downes returns in 2016 with her highly anticipated second album BELIEVE to be released on 4th March.
The release will be celebrated with a special album launch show at London’s iconic 100 Club on 23rd February.
Written by Rebecca with co-writer Steve Birkett and produced by Mark V Stuart (Magnum, Jim Lea, Diamond Head and more) — BELIEVE is the follow up to Downes’ 2015 début album ‘Back to the Start ‘ which we described here at RAW RAMP as “authentic and potent blues … with vocals so inspiring they will open up your heart…”
The singer based in the West Midlands UK is quickly establishing herself as one of the star attractions in the new vanguard of Blues players in the UK. With her unique and powerful voice, drawing influences ranging from Blues and Soul to Jazz and Rock, Rebecca’s performances have been, quite rightly, likened to such legendary artists as Tina Turner, the bluesy feel of Etta James, and the raw power of Janis Joplin
“The album title represents the belief that I have needed to get this far and the belief we now have in the quality of our music and our live performances. 2015 allowed us to measure ourselves against some of the best around and we believe we made our own mark.”
“The mood of the album reflects the progress we have made – musically and personally – since the first album. I am both more comfortable in my own life and skin and our own music, the mood of the album reflects that, showcasing different aspects of the journey and vocally how hungry I am to get that live feel onto the tracks.”
Images: @neilmach 2015 ©