Rebecca Copeland's music brings together a lifetime of songwriting, performing, life experience and musical inspiration.
Rebecca began her musical journey when she was only four, and she would make up songs and sing to herself much of the time. As she grew older, she discovered a love for playing the piano and she was attracted to musical sounds. Her mother says as an infant she would perk her head up when she would hear music and respond positively. When Rebecca was ten, a friend introduced her to The Beatles and she fell in love with their music. She got a record player and bought all the Beatles records, and memorized every song and harmony. She also started to learn to play the guitar and began writing songs. This was the beginning of Rebecca's musical adventure and it was The Beatles who inspired her to become a songwriter and musician.
When Rebecca grew up, she started an all-female band named Kashmir, acting as a co lead vocalist, songwriter, bass and guitar player. Kashmir spent a year playing full time in Hawaii (4 hours a night) and when the band broke up Rebecca moved to New York City. She ended up loving the city which was so different from her home in Northern California, and found she was extremely creative there. She was able to devote a fair amount of time to songwriting and recording.
Rebecca has also toured the United States as a base player. When she lived in New York City she was invited to play base with her old guitar player from Kashmir on a major US tour. She ended up playing with this rock band in Vermont, Maine, New Orleans, New York, Colorado and many other states. She also played the renowned "South By Southwest" music festival. The tour turned out to be a great experience and a lot of fun.
Rebecca has continued to write and record her own music. She creates her own sound and style in the acoustic rock, Americana, singer songwriter genres. She writes about life, traveling, nature and many other themes including empowering oneself. She writes intuitively, from her own feelings and experiences and expresses a broad range of emotion and sound. Rebecca has recorded music in several different genres. Her songs are sometimes produced with harmonies, guitars and drums and sometimes produced simply with acoustic guitar and a vocal. Rebecca also loves rock and roll, but most of her music is not heavy rock. She currently is releasing some songs that were produced by a talented producer named Mike Davey's in Nashville who has written songs recorded by Martina Mcbride and Faith Hill.
Rebecca performs solo with her guitar, and performs sometimes with other songwriters as well. She loves harmonies (both singing them and having them accompany her songs.) Rebecca sometimes performs shows with an artist named Sharis (who is also her best friend) who is a singer songwriter based in New Jersey. Rebecca often goes to the East Coast to perform with Sharis and record in New York City.
Rebecca believes music can be healing for the heart and soul. She has a life long love and respect for music and is grateful for the muse when it comes, and she tries to stay open to her creative spirit.
Rebecca is currently based in Northern and Southern California and available for shows.