About Rebecca Hurn

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Rebecca is a 24-year-old singer songwriter resident in Porthcawl South Wales, United Kingdom –  musically centred in Cardiff, Wales.

A beautifully thought provoking acoustic singer songwriter with contemporary, evocative vocals and relevant lyrics.

Rebecca is currently (24/11/18) an ‘A’ list artist on BBC Radio Wales with her current single ‘Brooklyn’

Rebecca was also ‘A’ listed on BBC Radio Wales for four weeks from April 13th 2018 when she released the single ‘Waves’

On March 29th 2018 at the Cardiff Music Awards via online public votes for nomination and post nomination later a panel of music industry experts awarded Rebecca the Best Solo Artist 2018 award.

Rebecca achieved early success with her debut EP ‘Lions’ in September 2015 reaching number 5 in the iTunes Singer/songwriter charts, passing established artists, Ed Sheeran, James Bay and George Ezra.

Her December 2016 recording of her original song ‘Lifeline’was released in late December 2016 and again charted in the top twenty in the iTunes Singer/songwriter charts.

On March 30th2017 at the Cardiff Music Awards via online public votes for nomination and post nomination voting later a panel of music industry experts awarded Rebecca the Best Single/EP 2017 award for ‘Lifeline’.

At the end of August 2017 Rebecca collaborated with producer Lee Jon House to record her follow up  EP ‘Waves’ Lee has previously engineered and / or produced for Amy Wadge, Cerys Matthews, Julian Lloyd Webber, Only Men Aloud, and XY&O who are one of the most streamed unsigned bands in the world at this time  (approximately 25 million streams)

‘Waves’EP – later released on April 13th 2018. (See press remarks) There is also a music video to accompany the critically acclaimed ‘Waves’. During April Rebecca was added to the BBC Radio Wales ‘A’ list and as a result had lots of airplay.

Adam Walton a presenter with BBC Radio Wales described Rebecca’s voice as a ‘National Treasure’ 

Charlie Ashcroft  Amazing Radio (09/04/18) said;

Released this Friday (09/04/2018) that’s Rebecca Hurn with ‘Waves’ the title track from her second EP which is doing the rounds at the moment and starting to turn quite a lot of heads. She’s getting some great write ups and it’s a stunning stunning new record….I really love that record – the undeniable talent on display, a very affecting song and obviously has all the hallmarks of an incredible song writer as well – Rebecca Hurn with ‘Waves’ on Amazing Radio.

Darren Griffiths-Warner presenter with Radio GTFM on hearing ‘Waves’samples prior to release;

‘These tracks are excellent. Can’t wait for her to release them so I can play them on my show. I knew she had talent… but these tracks take it beyond that…emotive, beautiful and current… and yes, the production is spot on’

Or as Rebecca herself wrote on her Facebook page regarding ‘Waves’

‘I wrote a song. I don’t know how far this post can reach, but I hope that it reaches enough people to make them realise that you are worth more than what you’re made to believe.’

‘Brooklyn’. This song was written whilst attending a five day song writing retreat in Phoenica, New York State, USA after being invited there by Judy Stakee ex head of Creative at Warner Chappell. Judy has also previously developed and worked with artists such as Sheryl Crow and Katy Perry.

Rebecca returned to the USA during the fall late October/November 2018 for a fortnight and performed a series of dates performing intimate acoustic sets at various venues in and around New York City to promote her latest single ‘Brooklyn’.

Rebecca was also invited to showcase at the iconic ‘The Bitter End’ by the New York Songwriters Circle on 5th November 2018. This was the day of release and again Rebecca achieved a top 20 song in the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts with ‘Brooklyn’.

Rebecca has also scored two feature length films.

Rebecca will be playing intimate gigs and full on festivals throughout the UK, Europe, and North America through 2019. Either as a solo artist or with her band of three.

Rebecca has played the Lechlade Festival, England and the world renowned Music and Philosophy Festival at Hay on Wye, Powys, Wales, this was the ‘How the Light Gets In Festival’

It was at this festival the resident sound engineer Fraser Wilks stated Rebecca’s set was one of the best he’d heard all Festival.

Rebecca has reached over half a million Facebook users alone with her original songs and covers.

purchase

Lions Is now Available from Apple, Amazon and HMV – If you want to purchase a physical copy of the CD you can buy from Amazon. The CD will be available in major stores Asda and Tesco soon.

Below is a list of Rebecca’s upcoming performance’s and gigs. If you would like Rebecca to play at an event please fill in the contact form at the bottom of the site including dates, times and location of your event .

21 Dec 2018 Porthcawl, WAL Cosy Corner Cosy Corner free
22 Dec 2018 Porthcawl, WAL Grand Pavilion Grand Pavilion
18 May 2019 Wrexham, WAL St Giles Church St Giles Church Buy ticket - £35 - £120

See Listen Buy BROOKLYN all in one place

http://smarturl.it/ListenBrooklyn

‘Brooklyn’

Judy Stakee is a music publisher, artist mentor, author and speaker based in Los Angeles,

California, who has signed and developed artists including Katy Perry and Sheryl Crow. Judy

was the Senior Vice-President of Creative at Warner Chappell Music from 1989 to 2009.

Judy got to hear Rebecca’s music and got in touch saying that she really liked Rebecca’s

voice and melody lines and invited Rebecca to take part in one of her Song writing retreats

in Phoenica New York State USA.

Rebecca took up the invitation and spent 10 days in the USA including several days in New

York City after the Phoenica retreat. It was on the plane on the way home to London that

inspired the song which was penned there and then on the flight back.

It’s really about finding new friendships and how equally exciting and frustrating those

friendships can be when you’re separated by thousands and thousands of miles.

This theme also runs through the CD sleeve design cover where artist Megan Elsey has

portrayed a couple under the stars combining the New York and London skylines in the

artwork.

Brooklyn was recorded at the Woodcroft studios, Cardiff Bay during the last week of August

where Rebecca teamed up with producer Lee House who was her producer for her 2nd EP

‘Waves’, backing vocals were provided by Porthcawl singer songwriter Elis Thomas.

Brooklyn the single is released today November 5th 2018 and after being invited by the New

York Songwriters Circle Rebecca is once again in New York on release day where she will be

performing an acoustic set in the iconic Greenwich Village music venue The Bitter End on

147 Bleeker Street where music legends such as James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie

Wonder, Taylor Swift, Joan Armatrading and Bob Dylan have performed.

‘Brooklyn’ is available from 5th November 2018 on all digital platforms including iTunes

where today Rebecca was one of only three unsigned artists in the top 60 of the UK iTunes

Singer Songwriter chart reaching number 18.

There are a limited number of CD’s available which includes the bonus Brooklyn ( Demo

Version) by contacting Rebecca directly.

 

‘Waves’ the new EP from Rebecca latest news.

Great news for all supporters of Rebecca’s original music –  her newest original songs are due for release February / March 2018. This will be the second completed studio recording and will be EP length. There will be five new songs in all including ‘Waves’ and an acoustic string arrangement of ‘Waves’ featuring David Grubb on violin and Tom Jones on Cello.

The tracks are:-

Waves

Headlights

Lovers Fool

Firegold

Waves (Acoustic)

‘Waves’ EP was recorded between Monday 7th August and Friday 11th August 2017 at Woodcroft Studios, Cardiff Bay and the strings element recorded at Acapela Studio, Pentyrch Cardiff.

 

All of this was done under the watchful collaborative eyes and ears of renowned music producer Lee House

‘Waves’ EP is an eclectic mix of Pop/Indie/Country and Rebecca has once again been able to write and perform songs of  real complexion with lyrics that are thought provoking and a reflection of all of our lives – maybe.

It is here that there should be a massive shout out to everyone involved in the Forte Project this year. Rebecca was one of a number of artists who have received special support and mentoring this year..

There is no doubt that Forte Project 2017 is a huge benefit to all those artists involved. The Forte Project mentors and staff are doing all they can to uncover and support the next bright young things in music emerging from South Wales.

BTW if you want to hear Rebecca performing some of the new tracks from ‘Waves’ go to The Moon on November 27th where she may well play acoustic versions of some of the new songs. Rebecca will be supporting Kerri Watt along with Naomi Rae.

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