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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:

Florence and the Machine, Cheryl Crow, Concrete Blonde


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

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Serena Ryder, Regina Spektor, Marcus Mumford, Taylor Swift, Johnny Cash, Nickleback, Halestorm

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Songs by Rebecca Lappa


Lora Ryan and Rebecca Lappa
Verse 1
In the wild you had my trust?We had everything, we were wanderlust,
But in this wonderland, we couldn’t keep up
Sinking like quicksand, we lost us

Cause you ain’t no Tarzan
I’ll never be your Jane
We were living on borrowed time
Trying to numb the pain
You ain’t no hero
When I needed you to be
But despite it all
I loved you fiercely?I loved you fiercely

Verse 2
In the night, you used to pull me in
But before I knew, we were changing
It was a fool’s paradise, it was sink or swim
But in the moonlight, you showed your true skin

We didn’t know the danger, danger of what was to come
We didn’t know the demons, demons, we couldn’t hide from
We didn’t know the scars, we didn’t think that far
But despite it all
I loved you fiercely...yeah?I loved you fiercely...yeah

Last Chorus
Could you be my Tarzan
Could I be your Jane
Could we live on borrowed time
Trying to numb this pain
Could you be my hero
Cause I need you to be
Oh despite it all
I love you fiercely?I love you fiercely
I love you fiercely


Looking For Amelia

Looking for Amelia written by Rebecca Lappa and Rob Heath
Verse 1
Just a Tomboy climbing trees
Stubbing toes and skinning knees
Not your standard girl 
Never anybodies fool
Always writing her own rules
Taking on the world

Pre chorus
All I want to know
Is where did that girl go

I wanna find that pioneer 
Who'll dare to challenge old frontiers
Looking for Amelia 
I'll fly beyond her wildest dreams
To places she has never been
Looking for Amelia  
In me (save till the end)

Verse 2
Sometimes you run out of fuel
And life can be a little cruel
For those who risk it all
And some might choose to play it safe
And lose the courage to be brave 
Because of just one fall

Pre chorus
somehow I lost my way
And chose to play it safe

I know she is there 
She's still alive somewhere




Edmonton, Alberta

Level of Experience:



Blues | Folk and Traditional | Rock and Pop

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns

Songs Recorded:

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:

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:

"Crockpot" in Dinner by the Minute,"Precious Moments" licensed in South Korea 2015, "Piece of Me" Open-House video Victoria School 2015, "Perfect” Bridge Songs comp CD 2015, "Gypsy" Kansas City comp CD 2015, "Devil's Child” Heart of the City comp CD 2013


Bell Media Prize, Lieutenant Governor Spirit of Vimy Award; 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award; Adult Alternative Recording win @ 2015 Edmonton Music Awards; 2015 & 2013 Calgary Folkfest Songwriting Contest winner; Shine Rise Shine My Demo Win

Other Credits:

Top 100 CBC Searchlight 2018;Semi-Finalist in 2018 Can. Songwriting Con & 2018 ISC, 2017 & 2016 Finalist Ottawa's Bluesfest "She's the One"; 2016 & 2015 Edmonton Music Awards 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


“Rebecca’s compositions crackle with originality, with beautiful melodies and clever original lyrics. Her music is infectious and intelligent as it takes you on a journey. I never tire of Rebecca’s music. It’s challenging, smart and engaging on so many levels.” Barry Allen, award winning producer and engineer

Rebecca Lappa may be Canada’s best kept secret – until now. The Canadian Folk Music Awards recipient and Edmonton Music Awards winner is Canada’s brightest new voice. The Judges choice for CBC Searchlight’s Top 100, her music is a blend of folk, pop and rock, that showcases her powerful vocals, storytelling, and thought provoking lyrics.

In December 2017, Rebecca released her new folk-rock EP, “Spirit”. It features the song “Valiant of Vimy” that won the Lieutenant Governor’s Spirit of Vimy contest and a trip to Vimy Ridge. Reuniting with her CFMA winning team of Barry Allen and Gord Matthews from Homestead Recorders, the songs on the EP reflect the human spirit and highlight courage, adventure, change and love. Rebecca was honoured to perform “Valiant of Vimy” at the City of Edmonton’s televised Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Butterdome for 5000 people. The EP reached #1 on CJSR’s Top 30 and #6 on the national Folk/Roots/Clues chart on Jan.16/18. Rebecca embarked on a 20 date, “Spirit of Adventure Tour” to Toronto and back, while she attends Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) this March and April. Rebecca received the Bell Media Prize to attend CMI.

The “Spirit” EP is a follow-up to her Factor JSR funded genre blurring CD, “Reckless Heart”. Debuting at # 1 on CJSR’s Top 30 and #10 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter Album chart in November 2016, “Reckless Heart” continued to chart on many stations including 5 weeks on CILU Thunder Bay's Top 10 Folk/Roots/Blues Chart. Her producer Russell Broom captured a nomination for Producer of the Year of this CD at the 2017 Western Canada Music Awards. Two songs on the CD received songwriting recognition: Crawl- was the winner of the 2015 Calgary Festival Songwriting Contest and Bonnie and Clyde- is a semi-finalist in the 2017 International Song writing Contest.

Always improving her songcraft, Rebecca was selected for the SOCAN Songhouse at 2017 Break Out West, the Open Chair for the Songwriters Association of Canada Songworks Camp in Edmonton in August 2016 and the Prairie Winter Songwriter Retreat in Winnipeg in February 2016. She’s collaborated with notable songwriters such as Nuela Charles, Jay Semko, Mariel Buckley, Chloe Albert, Rob Heath, Beth Portman, Byran Finlay, Lexi Strate, Lynn Tessari, Doug Folkins, Kendra Kay and with producers Dan Davidson, Davor Vulama, and Troy Sampson. She has a publishing deal with Washington Street Publishing in Nashville. Her songwriting has been recognized with wins in the 2017 Lieutenant Governor's Spirit of Vimy contest, at the Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting contest in 2013 and 2015, the SongRise Shine My Demo contest, as a Top 6 finalist in the All-Albertan contest, a top 5 prize winner in The Bear’s “Open for Gene Simmons” contest and a top 10 finalist in the 2017 “My United Way Voice” contest.

Having wowed fans across Canada and twice as a finalist in the“She’s the One” Contest at the Ottawa Blues Festival, this summer Rebecca and The Revelry are heading West. Since forming in 2016, they have performed at over 100 events and opened for the Pistol Whips, Leeroy Stagger, Jenn Grant, and Sam Tudor. The Revelry is made up of MacEwan University trained musicians: Nick Samoil on keys, Madi Myhre on bass and Peter Joshua on drums.

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