Born in the UK, Rebecca spent her formative years learning classical piano, voice and alto saxophone becoming an active participant in local choirs, bands and winning festivals. During her early teens, Rebecca discovered her love for jazz on a cinema trip to see “When Harry Met Sally” with the voices of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald interjected throughout the film. She then began to explore other jazz greats such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, as well as many soul legends such as Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin.
Rebecca went on to complete her studies in Psychology and Business, and started working in the business world, whilst discovering her most important influence to date: Eva Cassidy. Rebecca began to sing in public in 2004 at first singing at local jazz jams and open mic nights. She quickly gained an impressive local following becoming a regional finalist in UK National Idol competition in 2008, performing at the prestigious Marlborough Jazz Festival in 2009 and the renowned Vortex Jazz Club in May 2010. Rebecca now performs at jazz venues, private parties and corporate events throughout the UK. She has studied with esteemed vocalists such as: Anita Wardell and Liane Carroll.
With notable influences spanning soul, blues, jazz and folk genres, Rebecca’s voice has been described as “pure”, “soulful” and “captivating”. Working with some of the country’s finest musicians, her fresh but respectful reinventions of the great American Songbook coupled with her unique soulful interpretations of modern pop songs are making her an innovative rising star on the UK’s jazz scene.