Growing up in a professional music family, west coast performer Becca Hess is coming into her own, and claiming her place as an up-and-coming artist beginning to make a mark. She started out singing in the back seat of her dad’s truck (award winning performer and BCCMA Hall-of-Famer Kenny Hess) as he toured the country performing shows, and just naturally gravitated towards the stage and the spot light. Becca’s influences are classic – and so is she – but her sound is all her own. With her feet firmly planted in country roots, but an eclectic, fresh and organic approach, Becca’s big, rich voice and compelling performances have been steadily winning over fans throughout western Canada, and her songs are beginning to find an audience all the way to the east coast.
Becca is equally at home on an intimate stage or in front of festival crowds, and has opened for major country artists such as Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Travis Tritt, Trooper, Wynonna, Dwight Yoakam and many more, having performed at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival and the Rockin’ River Music Fest. Her self-released debut single “It Ain’t Even Raining” worked its’ way up the Canadian charts, and the accompanying video aired for 6 weeks on TNN’s Top Ten as ‘Rising Star’ – no small feat for a new independent artist. In 2016, Becca released “Fool My Heart” and “Mountain Child”, and is currently prepping to head back into the studio to record her sophomore project under the production guidance of Tom and Carly McKillip – both recipients of CCMA Producer of the Year awards and nominations.
Becca is enjoying some recognition of her own, having just garnered ACMA nominations for “Song of the Year”, “Video of the Year” and “Female Vocalist”. Fall 2016 will also see Becca appearing on a series titled “Payday” – airing on Viceland Canada on November 11 – offering a look at Canadians and Americans as they earn and spend their money, struggling to make ends meet and bring their dreams to life. The cameras followed Becca for two weeks while bartending, playing shows, writing songs and working production on Three Days Grace concerts.
Indeed, this gifted young performer is no stranger to the flip side of the music industry, with seven years of producing tours and major festivals under her belt. Spending time on big stages is just another day at the office for Becca, and this background has only served to further hone her musical chops, and help to develop the poise, passion and sense of ownership she brings to every performance she delivers.