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Rebecca Downes continues apace with the release of new single ‘Messed Up’ on April 20 through Real2Reel Records, and a busy schedule of new tour dates for 2015.

‘Messed Up’ follows debut singe ‘Basement Of My Heart’, which has garnered media praise with spot plays with BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing, Team Rock Radio and specialist and regional radio nationwide as well as racking up 28K+ views on YouTube.

Having barely stopped for breath since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Back To The Start earlier this year, the West-midlands based pint-sized powerhouse has already enjoyed a series a knock-out performances at The Great British Rock ‘N’ Blues Festival as well as on tour in Serbia this month with the Norman Beaker Band, continuing to win the affections of her audiences and establishing herself as one of the star attractions amongst the new vanguard of blues performers in the UK, with her unique and powerful voice, drawing influences ranging from Blues and Soul to Jazz and Rock.

Rebecca is excited to be supporting the album with a packed UK touring schedule including a string of summer festival dates, with the following dates announced and more to come:

Rebecca Downes - Tour Dates:

Mar 24         Youth Centre, Zajecar (Serbia) w/ Norman Beaker

Mar 25         Culture Centre, Celarevo (Serbia) w/ Norman Beaker

Mar 26         Lazino Tele, Novi Sad (Serbia) w/ Norman Beaker

Mar 27         Youth Centre, Belgrade (Serbia) w/ Norman Beaker

Mar 28         Mojo Club, Zenta (Serbia) w/ Norman Beaker

Mar 29         Blues Time, Subotica (Serbia) w/ Norman Beaker

May 01         Brewery Blues Club @ Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester

May 07         Robin 2, Wolverhampton

May 16         Stourbridge Blue Festival, Stourbridge

May 22         O'Neills, Birmingham

May 24         Roadhouse, Birmingham

May 30         BAMfest, Bedale

Jun 13         Wolverhampton Rugby Club, Wolverhampton

Jun 20         Otley Festival, Otley

Jun 30         Tuesday Blues Club @ The Hooley Village Club, Surrey

Jul 02         Hop Pole Inn, Bromsgrove

Jul 10         Brewery Blues Club @ Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester

Jul 18         Upton Blues Festival, Salisbury

Aug 01         Tuesday Blues Club @ The Hooley Village Club, Surrey

Aug 29         Aber Jazz Festival, Fishguard

Oct 01         Hop Pole Inn, Bromsgrove

Oct 16         Sunderland Blues Club, Sunderland

Oct 17         Peterlee Blues Club, Peterlee

Oct 18         The Tyne Bar, Newcastle

Oct 27         The 100 Club, London

Nov 27         Sedgefield Blues Club, Stockton On Tees

New debut album Back To The Start is an impressive collection of original material, written by Rebecca with co-writer Steve Birkett and produced by Mark V Stuart (Magnum, Jim Lea, Diamond Head and more) of renowned Mad Hat Studios. Songs include the rockabilly shuffle of ‘Basement Of My Heart’, the Santana-esque/Jazzy tones of ‘Fever in the Night’, and the Southern Soul of ‘When I’m Bad’, plus nine other blues gems that will take the listener through an unforgettable musical experience.

Order the CD version at and the digital edition via iTunes: or Amazon:

Back To The Start Track Listing:

1)   Messed Up

2)   When I’m Bad

3)   Fever In The Night

4)   Round And Round

5)   Laughter From Her Room

6)   Basement Of My Heart

7)   Walking With Shadows

8)   Back To The Start

9)   Better For Knowing

10) Little Girl


View the video for ‘Basement Of My Heart’ here:


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