Edmonton’s Rebecca Lappa is Canada’s brightest new singer-songwriter. This Canadian Folk Music Awards and Edmonton Music Awards winner writes music showcasing power-house vocals, unique storytelling, and thought provoking lyrics. Wowing audiences on stages large and small, Lappa has opened for The Crash Test Dummies, Digging Roots, Reignwolf, Jenn Grant, Leeroy Stager, Maria Dunn and Mike Plume. Lappa performs as a soloist, duo or with her 4 piece band, The Revelry. The band is made up of MacEwan University trained musicians: Nick Samoil on keys, Madi Myhre on bass and Peter Joshua on drums. Since forming in 2016, Rebecca and The Revelry have performed at over 100 events. 2018 was a stand out year for Rebecca Lappa: she toured 45 dates across Canada, was Top 100 in CBC’s 2018 Searchlight, Top 10 finalist in the My United Way Voice Contest, performed at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and showcased at both COCA and The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta. She won the Bell Media Prize to attend Canada’s Music Incubator in Toronto, won 1st place in Calgary’s Ship and Anchor Songwriting contest, received an Honourable Mention in the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition, and participated in the SOCAN Songhouse at BreakOut West 2018. As she heads into 2019, Lappa is excited to use an Edmonton Arts Council grant and record her most personal songs to date with producer Leeroy Stagger.
“Remember when Serena Ryder was just starting to gain international acclaim? People would say, “She’s going to go somewhere?” That’s where Rebecca Lappa is right now. With her singular take on folkrock, she’s dangling on the precipice of becoming a household, Western Canadian name.” Vue Weekly, Aug/18