Rebecca Downes – Hurts


Rebecca Downes releases her 3rd album, More Sinner than Saint, on 24th May through her own label, Mad Hat Records.

With exciting new material that continues the evolution of the music towards rock, More Sinner Than Saint is worth the wait.  At the outset, Downes consulted with producer Chris Kimsey, who has previously worked with The Rolling Stones, to select and refine the 12 tracks and to achieve what she and co-writer Steve Birkett see as the perfect expression of their current writing.

With five of the fabulous tracks having been mixed by Californian based Bill Drescher, whose previous accolades include working with Rick Springfield and The Bangles, Downes showcases her trademark powerful vocals throughout.  With the remainder of the tracks being mixed by Thunder’s Chris Childs, the pedigree of this album is faultless.

With her superb studio band that includes Dan Clark (bass), Lloyd Daker (drums) and Magnum’s Rick Benton (keyboards) and Steve Birkett (guitars, slide guitar, blues harp, Backing vocals), there was no shortage of artists queuing to join her on the odd track or two.  Magnum’s Tony Clarkin delivers a fabulous guitar solo on Breathe Out and the multi award winning Alan Nimmo (King King) plays guitar on If I Go To Sleep.