Rebecca Lappa is a 23 year old award winning singer songwriter, who delivers alternative music with folk undertones through a pop vein. Her story based compositions filled with catchy melodies, limitless vocal delivery, and clever lyrics captured Lappa three 2019 Edmonton Music Awards nominations, winning Singer Songwriter Recording of the Year. As a 5 time Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee, Lappa won Young Performer of the Year in 2015.
Since them she has demonstrated that she is a star on the rise through electric live performances, 20K social media followers and charting nationally on campus radio. Recently, Lappa captured a coveted spot as a top 5 Edmonton finalist in the Jim Beam National Talent Search 2020 and was chosen for the Vancouver International Film Festival AMP Talent Accelerator Program.
On Oct 28, 2020 Lappa released her latest EP “Taking Flight”. This 5 song desert rock inspired collection focuses on the most passionate experiences in life, featuring the singles “Lady Godiva” and “Christmas is Better With You”.
Currently, Lappa is working with Mandy Wheelwright, her BC based manager, and Louise Burns of Light Organ Records, to record a new CD at 604 Studio for release in 2022.
What inspires you ?
What inspires me? I love music with interesting lyrics and good melodies. I like to find stories with a unique or intriguing perspective. Artists I like to listen to : Julia Michaels Elle King, Zella Day, Charlotte Cardin
How long did you start playing music, When did you start ?
I began exploring music at parent and tot classes when I was 2. Then I learned to play the piano, and banjo and guitar. I’ve been writing music since I was 9 and have been playing in the Edmonton Music scene since I was 13. I am now 23.
What is the best advice you have been given as an artist ?
The best advice i have been given as an artist is
1. You don’t have to be every body's cup of tea. You have to figure out who you are and people who like you, will come. (from Canada’s Music Incubator)
2. Every song starts with a good story. (from Rob Heath)
Check out Rebecca's song " Body's on Fire"