Rebecca Hurn
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Rebecca Hurn

Porthcawl, UK | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Porthcawl, UK | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Pop Singer/Songwriter




"Robs Raw Music 21/01/18"

In Rebecca Hurn's sophomore EP,Waves,the Porthcawl vocalist sheds her image of a young up an coming artist and reintroduces herself as a matured singer/songwriter ready to share her developed sound with the world.

It is obvious Rebecca took her time with Waves with thoughtful lyrics and intentional production. She has continued to mature musically since her last EP and hopefully this EP will escalate this talented young lady to the heights she richly deserves.

Throughout Waves, Rebecca gives fans a closer look into her life. Whether it’s a ballad or an upbeat number, her vocals shine and her lyrics continue to strike a chord. The added production on each track is equally engaging and, as a result, surely continues Rebecca's swift ascent as a powerhouse in the South Wales music scene.

I highly recommend you get this EP upon release and please go see her live, hopefully at an EP launch. I really hope the EP launch is a full band production launch...that would be something to see and hear. - Robert Hurley

"Gigs n Trigs Social media Blogger"

‘Waves’ deliver the most gorgeously written lyrics shrouded in beautiful vocals, stunning strings and soothing harmonies.

I just love Rebecca’s vocals, effortlessly partnered with those sweet string sounds that give me goose-bumps on more than one occasion. Straight from the off, this sounds like a winning EP, potentially sounding like a massive movie soundtrack.

You can really appreciate the song-writing skills throughout this whole EP. The writing and production is superb, everything sounds so crisp, cool, chilled and beautiful.

In 2015, ‘Lions’ gave us a fantastic foundation into Rebecca Hurns’ music. ‘Waves’ really steps up the game and pulls us deeper, into something much bigger, which I’m sure, is destined for greater things. - John Wisner

"She's already eclipsed Ed Sheeran"

Singer songwriter Rebecca Hurn's debut EP Lions eclipsed Ed Sheeran when it peaked at number five in the iTunes singer songwriter chart.

She has also played a high-profile acoustic night promoted by pop star Pixie Lott at a London pub.And she's achieved this despite being just 22 and having only picked up a guitar three years ago.

But most people have never heard of the talented Porthcawl musician.

However, Rebecca hopes all that's about to change after winning the Best EP/Single award for her track Lifeline at the Cardiff Music Awards.

Thanks to votes cast by music fans Rebecca was among the winners in 20 categories at the ceremony, which celebrated the cream of the local music scene.

"To be honest I never expected to win," said Rebecca, who attended West Park Primary and Porthcawl Comprehensive.

"Singer Hannah Grace, who is signed to Gabrielle Aplin's label was also in the category and when I saw that I thought 'there's no chance'.

"I was so surprised.
"I think this industry is so cut throat and sometimes you can feel overwhelmed with how many other people there are out there.

"It's so hard to break through and this award has just given me the boost I need."

Having started piano lessons at the age of six, Rebecca became so stressed out by the exams that when she was 12 she wanted to quit music altogether.

Her mum encouraged her to stick with it, but shyness held her back.

"I used to have to have every door in the house shut so no one could hear me play. I was that shy," she said.

"Then three years ago I wanted a guitar because I love Taylor Swift and country music and got one for Christmas."

Once she had got to grips with the new instrument she pushed her shyness to one side and got up on stage at a local open mic night and blew the crowd and her own family away.
"My dad sent my brother with me to make sure I didn't make a fool of myself and when I started singing he rang my dad and said, 'You'd better get down here, she's actually quite good'."

Having completed her music degree with the University of South Wales Rebecca, who also teaches guitar and piano, went into Northstone Studios , Pen y fai, owned and run by Kenfig Hill multi instrumentalist and producer Jayce Lewis and, over the course of five days, recorded Lifeline with his help.

She now plans to record more music this year and is also being supported by the Forte Project, which gives young artists opportunities in the music industry. - WalesOnline

"Adam Walton - BBC Radio Wales 24/03/18"

'There's a real emotional undertone there as well but clearly clearly beautiful and Rebecca Hurns voice is ,I think, one of our national treasures as it were - and a new one- because normally national treasures status is bestowed on something that's like ancient, but Rebecca Hurns voice has got something truly special - you know- about it.' - BBC Radio Wales

"Waves Single: Charlie Ashcroft Amazing Radio (09/04/18)"

Released this Friday (09/04/2018) that's Rebecca Hurn with 'Waves' the title track from her second EP which is doing the rounds at the moment and starting to turn quite a lot of heads. She's getting some great write ups and it’s a stunning stunning new record....I really love that record - the undeniable talent on display, a very affecting song and obviously has all the hallmarks of an incredible song writer as well - Rebecca Hurn with 'Waves' on Amazing Radio. -

"Darren Griffiths Warner GTFM Radio Presenter"

These tracks are excellent. Can't wait for her to release them so I can play them on my show. I knew she had talent... but these tracks take it beyond that...emotive, beautiful and current... and yes, the production is spot on' - Darren Griffiths Warner

"BBC Radio Wales 31/03/18"

‘Rebecca Hurn who’s a fantastic singer songwriter in her own right.’
‘The beautiful voice of Rebecca Hurn’ - Bethan Elfyn


As I write this review of Rebecca's new single 'Brooklyn', she is having a well earned break in New York City or is it a bus-man's holiday?

This beautiful song was written by Rebecca on an aeroplane on her way home from New York City in May.

I am guessing that New York is one of her favourite places in the world and she transmits that love into a stunning,beautiful track that was recorded and produced with the talented Lee House (Amy Wadge/Eleri Angharad/John Adams/Cerys Matthews) who also produced Rebecca's superb EP 'WAVES'.

The single will be released on November 5th and I expect it to rocket! ...Sorry...

The song itself is a pop folk type of single with haunting melodies throughout.
It tells of a love between two people worlds apart but not for long.
Rebecca really has a delicious,goldenous tone in her voice which transmits throughout,and with Lee adding his subtle tone it really gives us a glorious melody.
Joining the highly classified ranks of women releasing music in the more traditional sense, it comes as quite a shame that this song most likely won’t get the recognition it well and truly is entitled to receive.

The way the lyrics are structured alongside the elegant instrumentation, result in the song being so easy to listen to and immediately becomes such a lovable song. - Robs Raw Music

"Brooklyn - Rebecca Hurn"

This track stems from a recent trip to the States where Rebecca attended a song writing retreat at the personal invitation of Judy Stakee a music publisher, artist mentor, author and speaker based in Los Angeles, California, who has signed and developed artists including Katy Perry and Sheryl Crow.
It was the journey home that inspired the song which was penned there and then on the flight back.
The song centres on finding new friendships and how equally exciting and frustrating those friendships can be when you’re separated by thousands and thousands of miles.

“Brooklyn” is a gorgeous heartfelt song with strong haunting melody.

The radio friendly track was recorded at the Woodcroft studios in Cardiff with producer Lee House and backing vocals were provided by Porthcawl singer songwriter Elis Thomas. The track was released 5th November and to coincide with the release she performed an acoustic set in the iconic Greenwich Village music venue The Bitter End. - Francis at New Sound Wales



Rebecca - a global award winning singer songwriter - resident in Porthcawl South Wales, United Kingdom -  musically centred in Cardiff, Wales. 

A beautifully thought provoking acoustic singer songwriter with contemporary, evocative vocals and relevant lyrics.

Although Welsh Rebecca's online & social media fan base mainly reside in New York City USA, which she embraces - her 4th visit June 19th– June 23rd 2019 in 20 months.

Rebecca returned to New York June 2019 as a globally nominated artist for her song 'Waves' at the Independent Music Awards 2019. 

Also in this category for best song (Folk Singer Songwriter) were Dodie, Jessi Mason, Prateek Kuhad, The Morning Sea and Will Daily.

Previous IMA winners include Passenger, Meghan Trainor, Macy Gray & Alexz Johnson & now Rebecca Hurn who received the award at Space Symphony Theatre Broadway NYC.

Rebecca was 'A' Listed November 2018 on BBC Radio Wales for her single 'Brooklyn'

Rebecca was also 'A' listed on BBC Radio Wales for four weeks from April 13th 2018 when she released the single 'Waves'

March 29th-Cardiff Music Awards Best Solo Artist 2018.

Rebecca achieved success with her debut EP 'Lions’ in September 2015 reaching no. 5 in the iTunes Singer/songwriter charts, passing established artists, Ed Sheeran, James Bay and George Ezra.

Her December 2016 recording original song ‘Lifeline’ was released in December 2016 and again charted in the top 20 iTunes Singer/songwriter charts.

March 30th-Cardiff Music Awards 2017 Best Single/EPfor ‘Lifeline’.

At the end of August 2017 Rebecca collaborated with producer Lee Jon House to record her follow up  EP 'Waves' 

'Waves'EP - later released on April 13th 2018.  During April Rebecca was added to the BBC Radio Wales ‘A’ list.

Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales) described Rebecca's voice as a 'National Treasure' 


Charlie Ashcroft  Amazing Radio (09/04/18) said;

'Rebecca Hurn with 'Waves' the title track from her second EP which is doing the rounds at the moment and starting to turn quite a lot of heads. She's getting some great write ups and it’s a stunning stunning new record....I really love that record - the undeniable talent on display, a very affecting song and obviously has all the hallmarks of an incredible song writer as well. 

Darren Griffiths-Warner (Radio GTFM)

'These tracks are excellent. Can't wait for her to release them so I can play them on my show. I knew she had talent... but these tracks take it beyond that...emotive, beautiful and current... and yes, the production is spot on'

Rebecca herself regarding 'Waves'

'I wrote a song. I don't know how far this post can reach, but I hope that it reaches enough people to make them realise that you are worth more than what you're made to believe.'

'Brooklyn'. was written at a 5 day song writing retreat in Phoenica, New York State, USA after being invited there by Judy Stakee ex head of Creative at Warner Chappell. Judy has previously worked with artists such as Sheryl Crow and Katy Perry.

Rebecca returned to the USA October/November 2018 for a fortnight for a series of dates performing acoustic sets at various venues in and around New York City to promote her single 'Brooklyn'.

Rebecca was also invited to showcase at the iconic 'The Bitter End' by the New York Songwriters Circle on 5th November 2018. This was the day of release and again Rebecca achieved a top 20 song in the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts with 'Brooklyn'. On May 6th 2019  Rebecca returned with her latest original songs including 'Homesick' 'Gave up giving' 'About Me' 'Paper Town' 'Paradise'

Rebecca performed at the INES International Showcase FOCUS Wales at Wrexham on Saturday 18th May 2019.

Rebecca played the world renowned Music & Philosophy Festival at Hay on Wye, Powys, Wales,  ‘How the Light Gets In Festival’ in 2018

HTLGI Resident sound engineer Fraser Wilks stated Rebecca’s set was the best he’d heard. Rebecca played two performance slots at this festival on Sunday 26th May  2019.

Rebecca has also scored two feature length films.

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