Falling somewhere between Laura Marling and Courtney Barnett, Rees’ work is redolent with poetic precision meticulous phrasing and seamless elegant arrangements. After BBC 6 Radio’s Tom Robinson backed her on his show with plays from her 2017 debut EP, Ilex, Rees carried that momentum to booking festival slots at Hit The North and Evolution Emerging and playing supporting gigs with CoCo and the Butterfields, Joseph J Jones, X Factor’s Sam Lavery and Hannah Trigwell. Rees’ follow-up EP Slow Down came out in August of 2018, climbed to #6 on the iTunes chart and garnered airplay across the United States and Europe, alongside support from BBC Introducing in the UK. With Slow Down under her belt Rees joined the critically-acclaimed Northumberland singer/songwriter Matt Dunbar on a co-headline UK tour that was met with widespread rave reviews. A prolific songwriter Rees’ new single “Stick Around” came out in December, launched with a packed hometown show in which Rees also broke into full-band territory, heralding an upcoming release of a new live EP. While 2019 looks to be a breakout year for Rees, who’s set to embark on an extensive Canadian tour in April, for this 26-year-old singer/songwriter the journey is just beginning and it won’t be long before she’s a household name.
|May 10, 2019 9:00 pm||Stackt Studio, Friday May 10th|