Rebecca Lappa, Canadian Folk Music Awards recipient and Edmonton Music Awards winner is Canada’s brightest new folk-rock voice. Her music is a truly special combination of energetic rock melodies and warm folky tunes bridging the gap between rock and acoustic music with class and appeal while throwing in a dash of blues. She performs with her band, Rebecca and The Revelry, who give Rebecca’s powerful voice and lush lyrics a rocking beat. The band has wowed audiences at the Ottawa Blues Festival, Secret Street Car Series, Nextfest, Canada Day at the Legislature, The Needle Vinyl Tavern, Sherwood Park Patio Series, K-Days, Edmonton Unplugged, Black Dog, Fort McMurray Fundraiser and the Sub Stage at the U of A. They have opened for the Pistol Whips, Leeroy Stagger and Jenn Grant. Rebecca has performed as a soloist at the Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Canmore Folk Festivals and at a Juno Showcase.
Her story based songs will carry the listener through a complex sea of emotions. History, poetry and life events are all fuel for her musical inspirations. This 5 time CFMA nominee has opened for the Travelling Mabels, Maria Dunn, Joal Kamps, Back Porch Swing, Alana Levandoski, Rye and Fairy Tales, Gordie Macheeman and his Rhythm Boys and she has shared the stage with Basia Bulat, Ruth Moody, Pharis and Jason Romero, 100 Mile House, Scenic Route to Alaska.
This spring Rebecca will finish her Songwriting and Composition Diploma at MacEwan University. Her songwriting has been recognized by winning the Lieutenant Governors Spirit of Vimy Contest, wins at the 2013 & 2015 Calgary Folkfest Songwriting Contest, Shine My Demo win at 2015 SongRise Conference,and placing Top 6 in the All Albertan Song contest. She has co-written with many songwriters (Nuella Charles, Jay Semko, Chloe Albert, Beth Portman, Rob Heath etc) and producers (Dan Davidson, Davor Vulama, Troy Sampson etc) across Canada during the Prairie Winter Songwriter Retreat in Winnipeg in Feb. 2016, and as the Open Chair for the Songwriters Association of Canada Songworks Camp in Edmonton in Aug. 2016.
For her latest Factor funded album, “Reckless Heart”, Rebecca teamed up with JUNO-winning producer Russell Broom. While showcasing her compelling songwriting …“The singing is the true knock-out here, the passion of Sheryl Crow with the sensitivity of Sarah McLachlan.” (Mike Ross Gigcity 2016). “Reckless Heart” debuted as # 1 on CJSR’s Top 30 and #10 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter Album chart on Nov.3rd, 2016. Since then its charted on many other stations including 4 weeks on CILU Thunder Bay's Top 10 Folk/Roots/Blues Chart. The Single Crock Pot Girl is being played on commercial radio
For the moment, Rebecca Lappa may be Canada’s best kept folk-rock secret, but soon the entire country is sure to be charmed by her wide-ranging talent.