Rebecca Barnard

SAT Reardon Theatre 10:00am – 12:00pm ABC Broadcast with Jeremy Lee
Stage 2 1:30 – 2:30pm
Stage 3 10:30pm – 12:00am The Fairy Tale Of Port Fairy
Stage 3 10:00 – 11:30am Women Out Loud
SUN Lighthouse 3:00 – 4:00pm
Stage 3 10:30 – 11:45pm The Port Gospel Session

Rebecca Barnard comes from a rich jazz heritage. Her father, drummer Len Barnard and Uncle Bob Barnard , trumpet, are both regarded as trailblazers in Australian jazz culture. She cut her teeth singing jazz around Melbourne from the age of 16. She then spent many years in various bands refining her live performance and vocal skills. She was asked to be a backing singer for Stephen Cummings as he was starting his solo career post The Sports and went on to record and tour with Cummings for the next 10 years.

Rebecca also started seriously focusing on songwriting and in 1994 Rebecca’s Empire was born. They became one of Australia’s best-loved bands releasing three EPs and two albums, touring extensively and appearing on Triple J’s Hottest 100 albums three years in a row.

Rebecca has performed with a number of Australian music luminaries including Paul Kelly, Tim Rogers, Renee Geyer, Deb Conway, The Meanies, TISM, Kutcha Edwards, David Hosking, Warped, The Audreys, The Fauves, You Am I and many more.