Rebecca De Winter

Rebecca De Winter

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Listening to Rebecca De Winter's music is like wrapping yourself in a slightly moth eaten faux fur coat and being blindfolded as you experience a nostalgic, eclectic and sometimes whimsical musical adventure through narrative and storytelling. A fusion of pop, soul and balladry with a folk edge.

Biography

Rebecca De Winter’s sound fuses the alternative pop soul of Ryan Adams with the pure piano balladry of Ben Folds, Regina Spektor and the narrative delivery of Kate Bush.                                               
The new debut album ‘...and other tales’ released on ‘Brother Sister Music Group’ records was produced at Lost Boys Studio by Ru Cook (Eyelash / The Johnny Parry Trio) and Nick Mailing (The Quireboys). The project was completed with string arrangements by Johnny Parry (Johnny Parry Chamber Orchestra / Lost Toys Records).
The 11 songs of ‘…And Other Tales’ represent a confident and intriguing introduction to the world of Rebecca De Winter. The emotionally charged lyrics of ‘Photograph’ are soon contrasted by the captivating pop-folk of ‘Shy Bride’. A homage to the book Rebecca was named after by Daphne Du Maurier, the first music video for this track has already received great reviews and over 2000 views within the first two weeks.

‘Higher Skies’ has already started to become a live favourite with credentials to become a future classic ballad. ‘Lover’ and ‘The Faceless Nameless Son’ will fill dancefloors with their respective Latino and Doo-Wop beats, whereas ‘Stranger’  and the duet ‘Brother/Sister’ demonstrate that Miss De Winter is not afraid to out-and-out rock.
‘Joy’ offers a raw and and stripped down narrative whereas album closer ‘Gone Gone Gone’ –with it’s striking piano riff , sweeping strings and-yes- a flute solo- offers a suitably epic conclusion to an album  that is-essentially- a non-restrictive tour of this rising talents eclectic musical genes.  

Rebecca has played the piano and flute since she was at school and even before then was singing and composing songs. A fascination for whimsical storytelling and the darker side of fairytales helped to shape the album’s narrative. 
Rebecca De Winter has continued to work collaboratively with songwriter and old school friend David Litchfield and between them they have created the album with a pool of talented musicians. Rebecca De Winter can undertake anything from a solo performance with piano through to a 9 piece band strings, brass, guitars and percussion.

Former band support slots have included Electric Soft Parade, The Leisure Society, Au Revoir Simone, Vanessa Peters and Diana Jones. 

Rebecca De Winter has already supported the likes of Eve Selis (San Diego Music Awards - Best Americana Artist 2010) and Amy Wadge (multi award winning singer songwriter) as well as Americana/Folk artist Rod Picott. Rebecca will be supporting the ‘Leonard Cohen approved’ Webb Sisters in 2012.

Lyrics

Shy Bride

Written By: Rebecca De Winter and David Litchfield

Heres a little story that we used to know
Dragged beneath the ocean’s flow
Woman caught in illicit love affairs
With wayward men without a care

Shy bride pushed into making a mark
By bitter old twisted matriarch
Standing on a south facing window ledge
Moving ever closer to the edge

Shadow grows longer as the summer fades
Watching in the wings of her own charade

His guilt grows stronger as the days grow long
Like a blackbird mocking with a heartfelt song
Hoping these deeds won’t come to light
As the days grow cold for the dear shy bride

The rising sun spreads through the sky
Blood red crimson stains the night
Salt ash clouds hurl deadly rain
Her last joke played like a tragic ballet

Here’s a little story that we used to know
Body dragged up from the ocean below

Discography

Album: Rebecca De Winter...'and other tales'

Radio Play So Far...

BBC Introducing, Beds and Herts
WCR FM, Steve Morris Roots Show
BBC Radio Scotland Iain Anderson Show
Inspiration FM Playing tracks and live session
Moorlands Radio, Simon Jones Roots Show
Heartland FM, Scotland playing tracks and interview
Tuna The Day web radio, Album of the week in January
Brooklands Radio, Suzanne Hunter Arts Show.
Wayland FM, Norfolk, Paul Young Show.
All FM, Manchester, Andrew Edwards Art Beat show.
BBC Radio Foyle, Northern Ireland, Brian Mullen Show
Oban FM, Scotland, Campbell Cameron Drive Time show.