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Laurie Brown

ljbmanagement@live.ca 780-446-1849

 

Scot Lappa

lappamusic@shaw.ca 780-482-1205

 

 

 

 

BIO

 

Rebecca Lappa may be Canada's best kept secret - until now. The 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards recipient and 2015 Edmonton Music Awards, Adult Alternative Recording of the Year, winner is Canada's brightest new voice. The Judges' choice for the CBC Searchlight 2018 Top 100, her music is a blend of folk, pop and rock, that showcases her powerful vocals, storytelling, and thought provoking lyrics. With her red hair and red guitar, she brings fire to every performance. Her songs crackle with originality, blaze with passion and glow with honest emotions.

 

In December 2017, Lappa released her latest folk-rock EP, "Spirit" that was nominated for a 2018 Edmonton Music Award for Roots/Folk Recording of the Year. It features the song Valiant of Vimy that won the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta's Spirit of Vimy contest and a trip to Vimy Ridge for the 150th anniversary of the battle. Reuniting with her CFMA winning team of producers: Barry Allen and Gord Matthews from Homestead Recorders, the songs on the EP reflect the human spirit and highlight courage, adventure, change and love. Lappa was honoured to perform Valiant of Vimy at the Global TV televised Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Butterdome for 5000 people. According to Earshot, the EP reached #1 on Edmonton's CJSR Top 30, Kamloop's CFBX Roots chart, Victoria's CFUV Folk/Roots/Blues chart and it peaked at #6 on The National Top 10 Folk/Roots/Blues chart. In spring 2018, Lappa embarked on an 18 date, "Spirit of Adventure Tour" to Toronto and back, while she attended Canada's Music Incubator with the support of the Bell Media Prize. In summer 2018, Lappa will travel across Canada as Via Rail's Artist on Board and tour southern Ontario and Quebec.

 

The "Spirit" EP is a follow-up to her Factor funded Adult Alternative CD, "Reckless Heart". Debuting at #1 on Edmonton's CJSR's Top 30 and #10 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter Album chart in November 2016, according to Earshot "Reckless Heart" continued to chart on campus radio across Western Canada plus 5 weeks on Thunder Bay's CILU Top 10 Folk/Roots/Blues Chart. Her Juno winning producer Russell Broom captured a nomination for Producer of the Year for this CD at the 2017 Western Canada Music Awards. Two songs on the CD received songwriting recognition: Crawl - was the winner of the 2015 Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and received an Honourable Mention in the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition and Bonnie and Clyde - was a semi-finalist in the 2017 International Song writing Contest. Performing with her 4 piece band, Rebecca and The Revelry did a Prairie Express tour in June 2017 to support "Reckless Heart" and performed for the second consecutive year as a finalist in the 2017 "She's the One" Contest at the Ottawa Blues Festival.

 

Since forming in 2016, Rebecca and The Revelry have performed at over 100 events and have opened for the Pistol Whips, Leeroy Stagger, Jenn Grant, and Sam Tudor. The band is made up of MacEwan University trained musicians: Nick Samoil on keys, Madi Myhre on bass and Peter Joshua on drums.

 

As a soloist, Lappa has performed at the Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Canmore Folk Festivals and at a 2016 Juno Showcase. This 5X Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee has opened for the Travelling Mabels, Maria Dunn, Joal Kamps, Back Porch Swing, Alana Levandoski, Rye and Fairy Tales, Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys and and she's shared the stage with Basia Bulat, Ruth Moody, Pharis and Jason Romero, 100 Mile House, Scenic Route to Alaska, Lucas Chaisson, Ken Stead, and Benjamin Dakota Rogers.

 

Always improving her songcraft, Lappa was selected for the SOCAN Songhouse at 2017 Break Out West, the Open Chair for the Songwriters Association of Canada Songworks Camp in Edmonton in August 2016 and the Prairie Winter Songwriter Retreat in Winnipeg in February 2016. She's collaborated with notable songwriters such as Amy Kirkpatrick, Japeth Ryan Raw, Guilermo Subauste, Nuela Charles, Jay Semko, Mariel Buckley, Chloe Albert, Rob Heath, Beth Portman, Byran Finlay, Lexi Strate, Lynn Tessari, Doug Folkins, and with producers Dan Davidson, Davor Vulama, Troy Sampson and B. Morales. Other songwriting accolades include: Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting 1st place win in 2013 and 3rd place win in 2014, the SongRise Shine My Demo win, Top 6 finalist in the All-Albertan contest, a top 5 prize winner in 2017 The Bear's "Open for Gene Simmons" contest and a top 10 finalist in the 2017 "My United Way Voice" contest.

 

Lappa is a graduate of MacEwan University's music program who enjoys volunteering at the Stollery Children's Hospital under the supervision of the Music Therapist. She also teaches voice, piano and songwriting in and around Edmonton.

Her story based songs, about history, poetry and life events, will one day inspire the next generation of singer songwriters, but for now Rebecca Lappa is captivating Canada with her poise in performance, songwriting talent and "that" voice. All, at the age of 21.

 

 

 

 

Performance Highlights

 

Annual Night Out for Music Heals, 2018

Uptown Folk Club's WInterfest, 2018

Flying Canoe Festival, 2018

BLues On Whyte, 2018

Simons Holiday Event @ West Edmonton Mall and Londonderry Mall, 2017

All is Bright Festival 2017

Western Canadian Fashion Week, 2017

Big Valley Jamboree 2017, 2012

Blues of Whyte Block Party, 2017

Mill Woods Canada Day, 2017

Lunch at the Legislature, 2017

Experience Jasper, 2017

Lilac Festival, Calgary, 2017

Highlandia Festival, 2017

Art Gallery of Alberta Vibe Series, 2017

Culture Days @ The Jubilee Auditorium, 2017, 2016, 2014

Bro-Tell Festival, 2017

Party in the Park Festival 2017, 2016

Art in the Park Festival, 2017

Ottawa Bluesfest, 2017, 2016

Found Festival, 2017, 2016

Canada Day, Edmonton Legislature Grounds, 2016 Didsbury Arts Festival, 2016

Stony Plains Patio Series, 2016

Rosebud Folk Festival, 2016

Oats and Notes Music Festival, Tofield, 2016, 2012

Story Tellers Festival, Edmonton, 2017, 2016, 2015

Juno Showcase, TD Music Green Room, Calgary, 2016

Skirts A Fire Festival, Edmonton, 2016

Silver Skate Festival, Edmonton, 2017, 2016

Ice on Whyte Festival, Edmonton, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Amplify Festival, St. Albert, 2017, 2015

Kaleido Festival, Edmonton, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Calgary Folkfest, Calgary, 2015, 2013

Willows Music Festival, 2015

Whyte Ave Art Walk, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Make Music Edmonton, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Nextfest, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Heart of the City Festival, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, 2015

Beaumont Blues Festival, Beaumont, 2013, 2012, 2011

Springfest, East Coulee, 2015

Edmonton Poetry Festival, 2015

International Womens Day Gala, Fort Sask, 2015

Winter City Shake-up, Edmonton, 2015

Come By The Hills Festival, Vermillion, 2014

Edmonton Folk Festival, 2014

Canmore Folk Festival, 2014

The Works, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Hero’s Journey Music Festival, Cabine Soliel, AB, 2014, 2013

Litfest, Millwoods, 2013

Winnipeg Folk Festival, 2013, 2012

Canadian Rockies International Rodeo and Music Festival, 2013

Pride Festival, 2017, 2013

Festival of Trees, 2013, 2012

Canadian Folk Music Awards Showcase, Sanctuary Theatre, St. John, 2012

StArts Festival, St. Albert, 2012

YOUCAN Music Festival, Edmonton, 2012

Little Flower Music Festival, 2012

Highland’s Street Festival, 2012

St. Albert Children’s Festival, 2015, 2012

Uptown Folk Club’s Winterfest, 2012

Pine Trails Music Festival, 2011

Blossom into the Blues Festival, 2011

 

 

FOLK CLUBS

 

New Moon Folk Club, Edmonton, 2017

Calgary Folk Club, 2016

Uptown Folk Club, Edmonton, 2015, 2012

Northern Lights Folk Club, Edmonton, 2015

The Nickelodeon Folk Club, Calgary, 2013

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

 

www.rebeccalappa.com

 

 

UPCOMING Highlights

 

  • Edmonton Folk Music Festival August 2018
  • Finalist in the South Country Fair Songwriting Competition
  • Showcase at COCA (Canadian Organization of Campus Activities)
  • Artist On Board Program with VIA Rail in July 2018
  • Ontario Tour in July 2018

 

 

PHOTOS (click for hi res)

 

 

QUOTES

 

“The album sounds fantastic by the way!! Every once in a while an artist comes along and blows us away... This is definitely one of those times!”

Larry Theissen,

manager of Crown Media Manufacturing,
(referring to Rebecca's current EP, set for December 2017 release)

 

 

“The creativity and heart you brought to your winning song (Valiant of Vimy) was truly inspirational.”

Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta,
March 2017

 

 

“The singing is the true knock-out here, the passion of Sheryl Crow with the sensitivity of Sarah McLachlan – yet original, truly the makings of a star.”

Mike Ross, Gigcity.ca,

October 2016

 

 

“Rebecca’s compositions crackle with originality, with beautiful melodies and clever original lyrics. Her music is infectious and intelligent as it takes you on a journey. I never tire of Rebecca’s music. It’s challenging, smart and engaging on so many levels.”

Barry Allen, award winning producer and engineer Homestead Recorders,
June 2015

 

 

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CONFIGURATIONS

Solo: Rebecca with guitar and voice

Duo: above with Keyboard

Band: above with Keyboard, Bass and Drums

 

 

 

 

OPENED FOR

 

Travelling Mabels, Maria Dunn, Joal Kamps, Back Porch Swing, Alana Levandoski, Rye and Fairy Tales, Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Pistol Whips, Sam Tudor, Leeroy Stagger and Jenn Grant

 

 

SHARED THE STAGE WITH

 

Basia Bulat, Ruth Moody, Pharis and Jason Romero, 100 Mile House, Scenic Route to Alaska, Lucas Chaisson, Ken Stead, Mohsin Zaman and Benjamin Dakota Rogers

 

 

Accomplishments

 

2018

  • 1st place in the "Big Rock Untapped" category of the Ship and Anchor Songwriting Contest for her song "Deep Water".
  • "Reckless Heart" CD selected to be part of The Edmonton Public Library's local digital music collection: Capital City Records
  • Nominated for an Edmonton Music Award for the Roots/Folk Recording of The Year for song "Valiant Of Vimy"
  • Selected to showcase at the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA) in Fredericton in June
  • Honourable Mention in The Canadian Songwriting Competition for "Crawl"
  • Top 100 in CBC Searchlight Contest (Top 7 in Alberta)
  • Semi-Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition for 1 song
  • Semi-Finalist in the Canadian Songwriting Competition for 3 songs
  • Winner of the Bell Media Prize to attend Canada's Music Incubator in Toronto
  • Top 10 in My United Way Voice contest

2017

  • Music Diploma graduate from MacEwan University, Dean’s List
  • Winner of Lieutenant Governor’s Spirit of Vimy contest
  • Top 5 prize in CFBR 100.3FM The Bear’s “Open for Gene Simmons” Contest
  • Top 10 Finalist in “She’s the One” Ottawa Bluesfest national contest
  • Recipient of the Victor-Osten Performing Arts Award
  • Recipient of the Edmontone Studio Award
  • Recipient of the RBC MacEwan Officers Endowment
  • Nominee, Edmonton Music Awards
  • Recipient of a Factor Travel Grant

 

2016

  • Recipient of the Jason Lang Scholarship
  • Nominee, Edmonton Music Awards
  • Tied for 1st place in “She’s the One” Ottawa Bluesfest national contest
  • Shortlisted for “Prophets of Music” Emerging Artist Program

 

2015

  • Recipient of Factor Juried Sound Recording Grant
  • Winner, Canadian Folk Music Awards
  • Recipient of the MacEwan Entrance Scholarship
  • Winner, Edmonton Music Awards, “Adult Alternative Recording of the Year”
  • Winner, Calgary Folkfest Songwriting Competition
  • Winner, SongRise “Shine My Demo” contest
  • Recipient of Factor Demo Grant
  • Recipient of Factor Travel Grant

 

2014

  • Nominee, Canadian Folk Music Awards
  • Winner, CN Youth Artist @ the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts
  • Recipient of Rawlco Radio 10K20 Recording Grant
  • 3rd place, Calgary Folkfest Songwriting Competition

 

2013

  • Nominee, Canadian Folk Music Awards
  • Winner, Calgary Folkfest Songwriting Competition
  • Recipient of Factor Travel Grant

 

2012

  • Nominee, Canadian Folk Music Awards
  • Top 6 finalist, All-Albertan Song Contest
  • Wild Card Contestant, The Next Star YTV Show, season 5

 

2011

  • Nominee, Canadian Folk Music Awards

 

 

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