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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:-



Lovers Fool


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.