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 2020 AMP Talent Accelerator Program. On Oct 28, 2020 Lappa released her latest EP “Taking Flight”, produced by Leeroy Stagger at Rebeltone Ranch Studios. This 5 song desert rock inspired collection focuses on escapism and passionate experiences. The first single, “Lady Godiva” has spent 10 weeks on the Canadian Online Radio Top 20 Chart, peaking at # 1.
Touring across Canada since the release of her JSR FACTOR funded full length record “Reckless Heart”, she’s entranced audiences several times at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (2014, 2018), Rogue Arts Festival (2018), Calgary Folk Festival (2013, 2015), Canmore Folk Festival (2014) the Ottawa Blues Festival (2016, 2017) and Alberta House during two Grey Cup (2010, 2018) Lappa is honoured to have opened for The Crash Test Dummies, Jenn Grant, Digging Roots, Basia Bulat, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Mike Plume, Maria Dunn, Amy Bishop, Reignwolf, Lissie and Leeroy Stagger. Lappa’s other accomplishments are she won “Adult Alternative Recording of the Year” at the 2015 Edmonton Music Awards, won the CN Youth Artist Award at the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts in 2014, won First Place in the Calgary Folk Festival/ Ship and Anchor Songwriting contest three times (2013, 2015, 2018) and Third Place twice (2014, 2019). She also won the Shine My Demo contest at the SongRise 2015 conference for her song “Piece of Me” and was a Top 6 finalist in the 2012 All-Albertan Song contest for her song “Welcome to Wayne”. She won the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s 2017 Spirit of Vimy contest, was chosen as Top 100 in the 2018 CBC Searchlight and commissioned to write a national anthem for the No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation. Born in San Francisco but Canadian to the core, Lappa brings fire to every performance with her red hair and red guitar. Her songs crackle with originality, blaze with passion and glow with honest emotions. She delivers a lively show as a soloist, duo or with her band, The Revelry.
Currently Lappa is working with manager, Mandy Wheelwright, and producer Louise Burns to record a new EP at 604 Studios for release in 2022.
Lappa has a Composition Diploma from MacEwan University and is studying Music Therapy at Capilano University.