An interesting message popped up on my Facebook news feed to check out, Facebook, You Tube and Reverbnation at 8pm Thursday 25th February for the premier of the new video “Shy Bride” by De Winter. For those who do not know, De Winter is a breakaway venture from the very popular Bedford Band, Tinker Jack and sees Rebecca fusing the pop soul of Ryan Adams to the pure piano balladry of Ben Folds and Regina Spektor.
I’ve been lucky to see Rebecca on numerous occasions in both guises with Tinker Jack and De Winter, both of whom have played for us at Empty Rooms in Buckingham in support of Diana Jones and Eve Selis respectively. It’s a great insight to see an artist grow and mature and hone her obvious talents along with her songwriting partnerships, that includes David Ltichfield (also of Tinker Jack) to culminate in this new solo venture. And like many others I’m eagerly anticipating the release of her debut album which is due out in April 2011.
With this video, filmed locally at Bedford Civic Theatre and along with invited friends and fans taking part, we will get a taster of things to come and along with the album release should kick-start a promotional tour of music venues. To underline Rebeccas versatility and confidence she’s as happy to play solo with piano or with a full band, which is said could include brass, guitars and percussions. Either way Rebecca has become an accomplished performer having already supported the likes of Electric Soft Parade, The Leisure Society, Au Revoir Simone, Vanessa Peters, Amy Wadge and the afore-mentioned Ms Jones and Selis.
So exciting times ahead in 2011 and hopefully the exposure that is so justly deserved for this very talented young lady and we wish Rebecca De Winter all the best for the new project and when the recognition has finally arrived I can say, I was there from the start.