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Rebecca Lappa

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“Amazing things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.” “I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me”.

Sounds Like:

Stevie Nicks, Florence and the Machine, Cheryl Crow, Bishop Briggs


poetry, history, legends, myths, travel, personal experiences

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Serena Ryder, Julia Michaels, Kehlani, Taylor Swift, Johnny Cash, Nickleback, Halestorm

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Songs by Rebecca Lappa

Christmas is better with you

Christmas is better with you Written by Rebecca Lappa and Tomas Brabec
Verse 1
So this is Christmas time
But there’s no sign of snow
A happy holiday
Dip our feet in the ocean foam

Wind is blowing
Watch the birds of paradise
Who needs a winter coat?
When I’m here holding you tight

This kinda love
Has no season
In blazing heat
Or below freezing

We’ll be Getting the sand in between our toes
String up the lights make the palm trees glow
A peppermint kiss from your coconut lips
Is all that I got on my wish list
No matter the weather it’s always better with you
No matter the weather Christmas is better with you

Verse 2
Grab the sunscreen
Let’s build a snowman out of sand
Surf some waves
And share our new year’s plans

I’m present
In this moment
Don’t need no presents
Don’t need no sleigh bells
Cause I’m with you


Deep Water

Deep Water by Rebecca Lappa

Verse 1
You jumped off this sinking ship
Praying that you could make it
But just like the titanic
He caused ripples on your heart
Though you found hope to cling to
Memories wash over you like glue
And when they clench their teeth
it takes you back to the start

Pre Chorus
He won't hurt you again but your mind’s not listening
No it won’t, emotions kicking in, and you’re drowning in your head

(And) you’re in deep water
Deep deep water
Can’t swim no farther
The current’s pulling you under
Know you’re stronger
But you can’t fight much longer/ You will fight longer
Will you be left for slaughter/ You won’t be left for slaughter
In these deep waters

Verse 2
You smile and no one knows
Even when their numbers grow
Those fins start circling round
You watch them closing in
Try not to feel ashamed
But you always lose this game
Their gnawing at your core
And you finally give in

Pre chorus
Shampoo’s going down the drain but it will not reach your brain
Like a stain on a shirt that never leaves, and you’re begging for release

He held you below the surface, where the water filled your lungs
And you would suffocate
But you learned to embrace the struggle, fighting for survival
you escaped


Fire Light

Fire Light by Rebecca Lappa and Sebastien Chariot
This love is the wilderness
Heart beat echoes on my skin
Got the trees round you whispering
Flying high above the mist
Do anything for your burning kiss
Scorching I always give in

Do anything for your burning kiss
I always give in

The fire light
Burns so bright
It feels so right
Our hearts ignite
Such a sight
The fire light

This soul’s full of wanderlust
Dancing on the moonlit crust
The wind’s full of pixie dust
Lay me down
I want you to lay me down
We’re safe in the darkness now
No one will hear a sound

Safe in the darkness now
No one will hear a sound


Meow Meow Meow

Meow Meow Meow, a childrens song by Rebecca Lappa
I was out for a walk in the park one day
met a little cat along the way
And the cat went meow meow meow

There’s a little cat climbing in the tree
A little cat climbing above me
And the cat says meow meow meow

There’s a little cat sitting on my porch
A little cat watching birds of course
And the cat says meow meow meow

There’s a little cat playing with some string
A little cat ready to spring
And the cat says meow meow meow

There’s a little cat purring in my arms
A little cat that’s full of charm
And the cat says meow meow meow

There’s a little cat sleeping on my bed
A ;ittle cat gonna rest her head
And the cat says meow meow meow



Valiant of Vimy

Valiant of Vimy by Rebecca Lappa

Verse 1
My name is Private Pattison
I came across the ocean deep
To face the blood and machine gun fire
As I climb the ridge so steep

Verse 2
The screams of shock were deafening
We tell tales to hide our fears
Over burnt coffee and cigarette smoke
Every night we sing with cheer

Lay me down beside my brothers
Should the Lord he call me home
We will never be forgotten
Even when we act alone
May your courage and your bravery
Always bring you safely back
Warriors I salute you
Go shake the devil off your back

Verse 3
T’was April 10, 1917
Our troop was trapped by German barrage
Good men were mowed down where they stood
I had to act or all was lost

Verse 4
So I leapt from hole to hole
Grenades flew hands
Under the hail of heavy fire
I impaled the gunner by bayonet

Last Chorus
They laid me down beside my brothers
And the Lord he called me home
I will never be forgotten
Even though I stood alone
Though my courage and my bravery
Didn’t bring me safely back
Alberta I salute you
Go shake the devil off your back




Edmonton, Alberta

Level of Experience:



Dance/Electronic  | Folk | Rock | Adult Alternative | Pop

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns

Songs Recorded:

Can't be Tamed, Fiercely, Poison Rose, Virtues and Vices, Looking for Amelia, Valiant of Vimy, Alberta a Love I can't Fight, Worth My Prayers, Crockpot Girl, Crawl, Yesterday’s Wine, Carnival of Love, Bonnie and Clyde, Secret Love, Love in a Killing, Breath in the Storm, Mary Jo, Baby Set Me Free, Crawl, Anchor Tattoo, Perfect, Brother John, Rose Coloured Lenses, Tastes this Good, Jaime’s Love, Piece of Me, Mermaid and Merman, Gypsy, Kraken, The Light Brigade, Queen of the May, Lotus Eaters, Empire, Circus Bear, Field of Dishonor, Lemon Mine, The Earl, Soaring Mountain, Porcelain Doll, Oriana, Run Jack Run, Let Them Eat Cake, Senior Delgateau, The Witch, Welcome to Wayne, I Love You, Carpet Factory, Unicorn, The Bargain, Devil’s Child, Pitter Patter, Soon , Waltz, Not in Neverland, Banshee, Message in the Wind, We are Canadians, Shawnadithit, I Must Move On, I am the Man, Kaboom, The Way You hold Me, Cinderella Can You hear Me

Albums Released:

Unfiltered 2019, Spirit 2017, Reckless Heart 2016, Tattered Rose 2015, Ode to Tennyson 2014, Avant Garden 2013, Myths and Monsters 2012, Not in Neverland 2011

Song Placements:

"Worth My Prayers" All My Love movie; "Crockpot" in Dinner by the Minute,"Precious Moments" licensed South Korea 2015, "Piece of Me" Open-House video Victoria School 2015, "Perfect” Bridge Songs comp CD 2015, "Gypsy" Kansas City CD 2015


Edmonton Music Awards 2019 Singer Songwriter 2015 Adult Alternative; Bell Media Prize, Lieutenant Governor Spirit of Vimy Award; 2015 Can Folk Music Award; 2018,2015,2013 Calgary Folkfest Song Contest wins; SongRise Shine My Demo Win

Other Credits:

Roy Songwriting Award; Top 100 CBC Searchlight 2018;Hon Mention 2018 Can. Song Contest, Finalist 2018 ISC, 2017,2016 Finalist Ottawa's Bluesfest "She's the One"; 2018,2016,2015 EMA nom.; Young Performer of the Year Nom @ the 2015,2014,2013,2012,2011 CFMA

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal

Other Jobs:

Musician, Music Teacher, Songwriting Presenter and Gymnastics Coach


"Remember when Serena Ryder was just starting to gain international acclaim? People would say, “She’s going to go somewhere?” That’s where Rebecca Lappa is right now. With her singular take on folkrock, she’s dangling on the precipice of becoming a household, Western Canadian name.” Vue Weekly, Aug/18

Rebecca Lappa’s fearless fusion of pop, rock, and folk, has her cresting the wave of Canada’s best contemporary singer songwriters. Her crackling compositions filled with catchy melodies, limitless vocal delivery, and clever lyrics captured Lappa three 2019 Edmonton Music Awards nominations, winning 2019 Singer Songwriter Recording of the Year for the "No Stone Left Alone" anthem. Lappa wrote this song for the “No Stone Left Alone” Foundation that honours fallen soldiers during the Remembrance Day week. All proceeds from the sale of the song go to the Foundation.

Touring across Canada since the release of her FACTOR funded JSR full length record “Reckless Heart”, she’s entranced audiences several times at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Calgary Folk Fest, Canmore Folk Fest, Ottawa Blues Festival and Alberta House during Grey Cup. Lappa is honoured to have opened for: The Crash Test Dummies, Jenn Grant, Digging Roots, Reignwolf, Basia Bulat, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Mike Plume, Maria Dunn, Lissie, Amy Bishop (The Launch), Leeroy Stagger and has 3 CD's available through the Edmonton Public Library Capital City Records. 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.

In summer 2019, Lappa released her “Unfilitered” EP and performed at the Beaumont Blues Festival, Whitecourt Music Festival, Taste of Calgary, Mardi Gras Festival, Edmonton Rock Music Festival, and participated in the 2019 Canadian Songwriter Challenge at the Audio Department. Working with manager Mandy Wheelwright, Lappa is using an Edmonton Arts Council grant to record her most personal songs to date with producer Louise Burns of 604 Records. This Canadian Folk Music Awards and multiple Edmonton Music Awards winner is an emerging Canadian talent who is clearly “one to watch”.

Since winning the CN Youth Artist Award at the 2014 Mayor's Celebration of the Arts, Lappa has demonstrated that she is a star on the rise through electric live performances, 20K social media followers and charting nationally on campus radio. Highlights of her past accomplishments include: 5 time Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee, winning “Young Performer of the Year” at the 2015 CFMAs, winning “Adult Alternative Recording of the Year” at the 2015 Edmonton Music Awards, winning the 2017 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta's Spirit of Vimy Contest, a trip to Vimy Ridge and performing "Valiant of Vimy" at the Global TV televised Butterdome Ceremony for 5000 people. She was a Top 10 finalist in the My United Way Voice contest, chosen as Top 5 regional finalist in the 2018 CBC Searchlight, received The $10K Bell Media Prize to attend Canada's Music Incubator in Toronto, and won First Place for the third time (and Third Place twice) in Calgary's Ship and Anchor Songwriting Contest. She 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”.

Always improving her songcraft, Lappa was selected for the SOCAN Songcamp Monday in Toronto in 2018, SOCAN Songhouse at both BreakOut West 2017 and 2018, the Open Chair for the Songwriters Association of Canada Songworks Camp in Edmonton in Aug/16, the Prairie Winter Songwriter Retreat in Winnipeg in Feb/16. She’s collaborated with notable songwriters such as Darryl James (The Strumbellas), Amy Kirkpatrick, Japeth Ryan Raw, Kellie Loder, Guilermo Subauste, Nuela Charles, Jay Semko, Mariel Buckley, Chloe Albert, Dana Blayone, Rob Heath, Beth Portman, Byran Finlay, Lexi Strate, Lynn Tessari, Doug Folkins, and with producers Dan Davidson, Davor Vulama, Troy Sampson, Tomas Brabec and B. Morales. Lappa has begun topline writing for EDM Artists around the world. Lappa has written music for Cymba Music Publishing in Toronto and wedding songs for Hitched Creations in Edmonton. Lappa has worked as a studio vocalist for Paul Arnusch of the Peak Performance Project winning band, Wet Secrets and One Ton Studios in Victoria, BC. Her music has been synched in Shaw TV’s Dinner by the Minute TV program, All That You Love Will Be Carried Away movie, and A Nous Deux Canada film for Quebec Tourism. In May 2019, she was the vocalist for the end credits song “Brave” in the movie “One Voice” about Gay Straight Alliance produced by Victoria School.

Lappa is a graduate of MacEwan University’s music program who enjoys volunteering at the Stollery Children’s Hospital under the supervision of the Music Therapist. She also teaches voice, piano and songwriting in Edmonton and St. Albert. In addition to teaching songwriting to hundreds of children at local schools, for the past 5 years, she has been a songwriting mentor for elementary school children at the Jubilee Auditorium during Culture Days. While Rebecca Lappa studied music at MacEwan University, she was the recipient of four scholarships: MacEwan Entrance Scholarship, Victor-Osten Performing Arts Award, Edmontone Studio Award, and RBC MacEwan Officers Endowment.

Lappa performs as a soloist or with her 3 piece band, The Revelry. The band is made up of MacEwan University trained musicians: Madi Myhre on bass and Peter Joshua on drums. Since forming in 2016, Rebecca and The Revelry have performed at over 150 events. Lappa has toured extensively to promote several albums and build her fan base: Prairie Express Tour (SK/AB) in June/17, Spirit of Adventure Tour (SK/MB/ON) in Feb-May/18, Off The Rails Tour (ON/QC) combined with Via Rail’s Artist on Board program in July/18, Chasing The Sun Tour (AB/BC) in Aug/18, Unfiltered Summer Tour (AB/BC) in June-Aug/19.

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