ON Friday, June 22, award-winning Rebecca Downes will make her long awaited debut at the Forum Music Centre in Darlington.

Birmingham-based Downes and her band are regarded as a ‘must see’ live act that often leaves newcomers simply blown away by the power of the performance.

With her co-writer Steve Birkett alongside her, a very tight band behind, and Downes' powerful voice to the fore, the five-piece outfit performs original tracks from their highly-acclaimed debut album Back To The Start and the superb second album Believe, punctuated by a few classic covers.

The core of their music is the Blues, but they embrace elements of rock, soul, funk and jazz to deliver an exciting, passionate performance.

Downes was voted Best Female Vocalist just recently in the 2018 British Blues Awards and was signed last year by LA based management Tri-Arts Partners LLC. The principals of Tri-Arts have a rich history of management, promotion and production of leading artists including Whitney Houston, Neil Diamond, The Everly Brothers and Chaka Khan, to name just a few.

Downes is more than just a singer in a band: she brings an energy onto the stage like no other and has a voice that will raise the roof one moment, then touch your heart the next.

Supporting Rebecca is Felix Rabin, a singer-songwriter and guitarist, inspired by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and David Gilmore. His style embodies the best of Rock and Blues and holds such passion and talent that you can't fail to admire him.