Live Music: Rea at The Battery Cafe
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Rea is a jazz/indie pop singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and visual artist based in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Rea released her fourth album, Safe and Sound, in November 2019. This latest album showcases her growth and development as a songwriter and performer. Rooted in life’s experiences, the album focuses on mental health issues and relationships. Rea's lyrics have been described as honest, quirky, and well-crafted, and her captivating, playful melodies are at once thoughtful and memorable. Rea stirs up some sophisticated harmonies and simply sweet melodies into an appealing alternative palette, performing them with a relaxed, matter-of-fact style. Rea also performs her own arrangements of popular covers from the ‘70’s, ’80’s and ‘90’s including works by Norah Jones, The Human League, Fleetwood Mac, Blondie and The Cranberries. Rea graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston in May 2019 with a Professional Music Diploma in Songwriting. While in Boston, Rea founded the band “Rea and the Tugboats” which was a frequent performer at various venues around Boston. Since Rea’s return to St. John’s, she performs solo as well as in a group called “Rea and Friends.” Most recently, Rea has been collaborating with Co-VIDeo Collective, a group of well- known musicians in the Newfoundland scene who perform remotely, from their respective homes, to create an entertaining online experience for people during these tough times. Rea has provided lead vocals for “Take on Me” by A-ha, as well as “Angel of Montgomery” which was a tribute to the late John Prine. Rea will be making more appearances in upcoming Co-Video Collective videos. As a result of the Co-vid 19 pandemic, Rea has also hosted and been a featured artist on a number of live stream events.