Rebecca Downes

 

Friday 1st June
Bar: 7:00pm / Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: £15
Seating: Cabaret Unreserved and Standing
Plus support from Yoka & Big Ray


Multiple award-winning, Birmingham-based Rebecca and her band are a ‘must see’ live act that often leaves newcomers simply blown away by the power of the performance. With her co-writer Steve Birkett alongside her, a very tight band behind, and Rebecca’s powerful voice to the fore, the 5-piece outfit performs original tracks from the EP Real Life, the highly-acclaimed debut album Back To The Start and the superb second album Believe, punctuated by a few classic covers. The core of their music is the Blues, but they embrace elements of rock, soul, funk and jazz to deliver an exciting, passionate set.



Plus support from Yoka & Big Ray

Yoka & Big Ray are an acoustic duo bringing a mixture of original material and carefully chosen blues and soul covers.

In the UK, Dutch vocalist Yoka is mostly known as previous lead singer of successful Indie Blues Band “Little Devils”.As a charismatic performer and true story teller, she is known to take her audience on a journey full of laughter and the occasional tear, whilst also adding occasional flute and tenor sax to the overall sound. Big Ray cut his musical teeth on the Belgian and Dutch Blues scenes, playing with a plethora of musicians both on bass as well as guitar. Upon his return to London, he joined Little Devils on guitar and went on to co-write their critically acclaimed album, “The Storm Inside” which topped the IBBA blues charts in 2015. Together, Yoka and Big Ray have developed into a versatile acoustic act showcasing an eclectic range of covers and original songs.


"The killer soul that Yoka brings could barely be matched by dusty Springfield at her finest, saddest and bluesy best." The Blues Man in the Hat