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Author: Rebecca Downes

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All the news and stories behind the original music of UK Rock/Blues artist Rebecca Downes
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This episode follows the format of a popular radio programme. Rebecca chooses ten tracks that she would take with her into circumstances of isolation - e.g. castaway on an island or quarantined on a luxury cruise liner. She also chooses a book and a luxury item. Hear Rebecca talk about the tracks, the items and what they mean to her.A playlist of the chosen tracks can be found on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6pVJzr9pwQ1JcLTvYaVo0U?si=2r_6edLVQ2qJEJvGlt87tw.Her chosen novel can be found on Amazxon.co.uk at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wool-Trilogy-Shift-Dust-ebook/dp/B00I96357W/
In this episode we take you through everything involved in doing a support gig - in this case a support to The Crazy World of Arthur Brown at Nell's Jazz and Blues, London on Saturday 25 January 2020. (Apologies for the sound quality of some of the live clips)The merchandise discount code is valid until 17 February at www.rebeccadownes.com/shop
In this episode, Colin Speller interviews Nigel Darvill, principal keys player for Rebecca, about his comprehensive, interesting and varied musical career. In the course of the conversation, there's mention of an appearance on Top of the Pops, which can be seen at https://youtu.be/DGOV7_svp8Y and details of Ricky Cool and the In Crowd can be found at http://rickycoolandtheincrowd.co.uk/.
In this episode Rebecca and her Manager, Colin Speller, with background contributions from Ralph the dog, discuss the things fans can do to support an independent music act. Prompted by discussion on Facebook, their chat covers everything from social media to buying merchandise and from streaming to attending gigs. It's well worth a listen for fans of any independent act.
Colin Speller interviews Rebecca and Steve about the journey of the track Stand On My Feet from the simple first idea created by Rebecca on a piano right through to the final track, mixed by Bill Drescher, that was released on the 2019 album More Sinner Than Saint. This episode gives an insight to the song writing and development process followed by Rebecca and Steve.
Continuing the theme of how it all started, Colin Speller interviews Rebecca Downes and Steve Birkett about their first meeting, the early days of their music and how they work together to write and release songs.
Roles are reversed in this episode as Rebecca interviews Colin Speller about how he got involved in her music business and what he thinks about the current state of the music industry.
In this second episode, co-songwriter and lead guitarist describes his musical career up to the point he started working with Rebecca.
In this first episode, Rebecca recalls her early music career taking us from first beginnings up to the point she met Steve Birkett.
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