Toronto-based Rebecca Stephens is ready to set the world alight with her unique brand of power rock/pop music.
The 20-year-old singer/songwriter, from Wasaga Beach, Ontario, will be wowing the Toronto music scene with the combination of her powerful voice, mature musicality and stunning good looks throughout the new year as she looks to build her musical stock and explore new and exciting sounds.
Rebecca said: “My musical style is very true to 80′s rock diva’s such as Pat Benatar, Blondie and Heart. I love the raw emotion that these artists all express in their music, it’s very real and timeless.
“However, music as a whole has really come such a long way since then and I think it’d be really exciting for me to take my influences from these women and build on it by utilizing modern technology and of course, my own creative expression.”
Rebecca‘s music has a funky, rocky edge to add to her fantastically powerful voice while also retaining a very poppy, upbeat feeling in her songs, as best portrayed in the lively ‘Not Your Girlfriend.’ Add to that her gorgeous, curvaceous good looks and we are well and truly onto a winner.
But her music also has a very delicate side resulting in a flexible creativity as shown off in the delightful, touching ‘Always.’
Her debut EP, released last year, was crafted with the help of veteran Toronto guitarist Peter Mueller to create a sound that effectively portrays Rebecca‘s powerful voice and early classical training and provide an interesting and refreshing sound.
Rebecca explains: “Working with Peter Mueller on the EP was a great experience because he helped me to take all of my musical influences and find my own sound amidst all of them. In the end, he really gave me a direction while doing this which is so important to have as an artist who wishes to achieve longevity in the business.
“It was something that I lacked entirely before I worked with Peter and now that I have a much better idea of where I’d like to go with my music, I’m confident I will be able to really dig into who I am as an artist when I start writing for my first album and, hopefully, people will like me.”
Her influences range from experienced performers like Blondie and Sheryl Crow to more modern day icons Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson, all of whom’s influence is very evident when listening to Rebecca’s music but the singer explains there is a lot more to her brand of music.
She said: “My goal as a performer is to really be able to rock it while still pulling my audience in on an emotional level like I feel more able to do when it’s just me and the piano. I plan on getting a band together once I’m in Toronto and then building on that idea.”
This year sees Rebecca launching an assault on the Toronto music scene, following a succesful tour through southern Ontario last year and the singer is already working on new material for an album.
To check out Rebecca’s music visit her MySpace page.
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