Thursday 15th February 2024 - 8:00 pm
Music Charge: £18.00
'Every song has meaningful lyrics and a melody worthy of a place in the Great British Contemporary Song Book, if there is such an infinite volume. If there isn't, well there is now!' Bebop Spoken Here
An outstanding singer, Rebecca Poole (aka Purdy) simply oozes charisma, which combined with her sultry style and surefooted vocal delivery makes her truly impressive. With influences ranging from Nina Simone and Peggy Lee to Julie London, Nancy Sinatra and Henry Mancini, Rebecca's own songs have a vintage flair refreshed by a thoroughly modern attitude. Her 2015 album “Diamond in the Dust” affirmed her as a significant solo artist, and was followed by a tour supporting Jools Holland as well as performances at Wembley Stadium and The Royal Albert Hall. Her second record "Both Sides of a Clown" released here at the 606, wowing the audience yet again with her self-penned pop/jazz-influenced originals, and led to a singing part in the popular Netflix Series ‘The Crown’. Rebecca's latest album, 'Dreamer's Ball', produced by Grammy-nominated producer James McMillan (Liane Carroll) abundantly displays Rebecca's charms as a true jazz vocalist, and the songs themselves are absolute gems which are already receiving airplay on Jazz FM, Smooth Jazz & BBC Introducing. Rebecca's band features Dom Stockbridge-guitar, Mark Edwards-piano, Rob Paterson-bass & Matt Skelton-drums.
"Rebecca will lead you by the hand into her stories with deep velvet vocals, at times playfully then soulfully through the highs and lows. You won't want to say goodnight' Evening Standard; "Purdy is a consummate artist, old soul, young heart, witty and alluring. A musical feast of emotions" Time Out; "Great character, unique voice, a true artist" Alan McGee, Creation Records