Singer. Songwriter. Artist.
Rebecca Poole is a singer, songwriter also recognised under the artist name PURDY. Rebecca started her career singing for the Oxford Jazz company whilst penning her own original songs. In 2015 she released an album titled 'Diamond in the Dust’ produced by grammy winning 'Andy Wright', famed for his records with Imelda May, Chrissie Hynde and Simply Red. She went on to tour the album with her band supporting Jools Holland and his Rythm and Blues Orchestra. This included playing prestigious UK venues including The Royal Albert Hall which gave way to sensational reviews.
Rebecca's distinctive, sultry stylings and songwriting skills have led to collaborations with Jamiroquai’s Matt Johnson and Ian Barter (Amy Winehouse) Purdy's latest singles have been championed by Radio 2, BBC 6 music and BBC London.
Rebecca has performed to 90,000 at Wembley Stadium, singing her self penned Remembrance song for Help for Heroes, accompanied by 40 RAF men and women, receiving recognition from Dame Vera Lynn. She has been guest vocalist of Simply Red on The Royal Variety Show, performed alongside Jamie Cullum at BBC Radio 2's Cheltenham Festival, playing packed houses at London’s premier venues (naming Ronnie Scotts and the 606 Club ) Formula 1 events and The London Lifestyle Awards. Only recently Rebecca appeared under her alias PURDY as a guest singer on Richard Branson’s Necker Island opening for Lana Del Rey.
Alongside her original projects Rebecca enjoys singing jazz, pop and soul covers for high end corporate events, private parties, Jazz clubs and intimate gatherings. Those who have seen her perform live know that they can expect a rich velvety voice, a feast of emotions and a playful, witty and alluring engagement with her audience. If you have a special occasion you would like Rebecca to enhance then please get in touch on our contact page.
Rebecca sings accompanied by the best musicians in the country and can deliver a simple lounge style duet to a big band outfit.
Please listen to songs below for a taste of Rebecca's recent recording for a simple Jazz album titled 'Songs that have found me'....
Rebecca's London Gig Venues
The Royal Albert Hall
The 606 Club
Dover Street Arts Club
100 Wardour Street
Check out more original music at www.purdymusic.co.uk