Classically trained pianist and singer-songwriter from Pontypool in South Wales, Rebecca Richards started songwriting after joining an online song writing forum “Talent is Timeless” and is making a name for herself with her gorgeous chord progressions, melody creation and beautiful voice. Rebecca’s songs are uplifting and empowering whilst maintaining a bittersweet edge. “Unluckiest of Hearts”, her debut single released in October 2022 was acclaimed as “stunning” and “beautifully aching vocals”.
Major influences include the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Glen Campbell and Blackberry Smoke. Her love of music is heavily steeped in country, blues and rock. She has recently learned to play mandolin and tenor guitar which she says helps with creating wide variety in songwriting. Rebecca is a keen fundraiser for local causes as this latest single demonstrates.
“I Love It When You Smile” is one of the first songs Rebecca wrote, created during the pandemic as a country style song inspired by wanting to reach out to people she loved but couldn’t be with. Her signature harmonies and arrangements are beautifully on display in this uplifting and tender song. After meeting Lorraine and Michael Walklin at an open mic night, she was inspired by their story and wanted to help the charity they had set up in memory of their son, Matthew.
Having completed his journey with cancer his lasting wish was to set up “Make a Smile Foundation” to help people raise a smile whilst going through treatment across South Wales. All proceeds from sales, streams and charitable donations will go towards “bringing smiles” to people in South Wales as they undergo cancer treatment.