Rebecca Downes

The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees

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Sinner/Saint Launch

North East CD launch of the fantastic new album from Rebecca Downes,More Sinner than Saint. Support is from a local singer songwriter John Stainthorp.


Rebecca Downes

Rebecca Downes appearing at this event

Hey; you know that trick you can do with a fresh bottle of Cola and you drop a mint in and it explodes in a frothy fountain…. Well, take a really hot, tight R’n’B band forged from top muscians and front it with Rebecca Downes and the effect is much the same – an explosion of Soul tinged Blues from the days when R’n’B rocked the world. In a genre that’s almost over run with pyrotechnic guitar slinger's and rocking Blues shouters, Rebecca is doing things her way; taking the music back to its raw basics; touching the same vibe that Ike & Tina had when it was more about the music than the relationship. In perfect synchronicity with writing partner & band leader Steve Birkett, Rebecca’s take on the Blues is not to merely tell about what brings her down, but to almost celebrate that what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. There’s humour in there, and warmth, but don’t try and kick this girl when she’s down, she’ll bite through to the bone.

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John Stainthorp

John Stainthorp appearing at this event

A prolific singer songwriter from the North East. From an early age John had an ever-growing passion for music. Starting out as a drummer he soon developed the need to gain more knowledge in the field of music. He then went on to learn bass and guitar in order to gain more of an understanding of the connection between these instruments. It is then when john began to excel and broaden his capabilities. John then started to compose and write his own material and in this found a great passion. Following this he then started to record his own compositions from a home studio which is where he found his love for engineering and music production. Leading him to the path he is on today.Throughout the years john has performed in a variety of bands, written sounds independently and collaboratively as well as engineered and produced a variety of artists and bands in both the DIY setting and within the studio setting. John has studied ‘Music Production and Performance’ at Leeds beckett University of which he has graduated with an Honours degree. This has led him to his current position working to build a career as a songwriter/producer.

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The Georgian Theatre

  • Green Dragon Yard
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • TS18 1AT
01642 674 115
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01642 606 525
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