The Loft Sessions: Rebecca Brunner

Published on May 06, 2014

Rebecca Brunner has been singing her whole life. A fact that is totally apparent in this weeks episode of The Loft Sessions. Performing two original songs "Where Am I Now" and "Now I Know", it is hard to not recognize the talent in her voice.

As long as Rebecca Brunner can remember she has had a love of singing. Taking hold of a microphone at an early age, music has always been the center of her life. Growing up in a small town outside of Lansing, Michigan, Rebecca began the first stages of fulfilling a dream as a singer/songwriter. Having performed in talent shows as a youth, high school choirs, gospel choirs, and solo shows, each year continued to hold more and more promise than the next. Her drive and passion eventually led her to Chicago, Illinois.

Currently studying music at Columbia, Rebecca chose the school bcause of its location in downtown Chicago. The city offers the energy she feels is needed to promote oneself as an up and coming artist. Two of her band members, music majors Aspene Taylor (keys) and Deonté Brantley (drums) help to fill out her live sound. The talented members met through Columbia's close knit field of musicians. The three also perform in a band called OBY of which will be performing on the Main Stage at this years Manifest (May 16th). The talent of each member is definitely on display during their recent taping of The Loft Sessions. A soulful voice effortlessly blends with elegant piano chords and drum accompaniment.

Rebecca has always used her feelings and life experiences to create the content that fills her music. Her primary method of writing is using a piano, of which she has ten years experience playing. The piano is a key element allowing her to process and express her most inner thoughts. Rebecca's style and inspiration can be tied to artists such as Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, and Demi Lovato. Much of this talent can be seen as she builds her following through YouTube videos, live performances, and social media opportunities.
In the meantime, keep an eye out for Rebecca, Aspene, and Deonté. The ability of each musician suggest a maturity well beyond their years. It will be exciting to see what the future holds.

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