Rebecca Lavelle

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Bec Lavelle
Birth name Rebecca Anne Lavelle
Born (1980-03-18) 18 March 1980 (age 34)
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Pop/rock, folk
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2000–present
Labels Edel

Rebecca Anne "Bec" Lavelle (born 18 March 1980, Maitland) is an Australian singer-songwriter. Lavelle provided lead vocals for songs on TV drama, McLeod's Daughters (2001–2009). The tracks are written by Posie Graeme-Evans and Chris Harriot. Lavelle appears on three soundtracks for the show, the first volume (26 August 2002) peaked at No. 8 on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified platinum by ARIA for shipment of 70,000 units. The second volume (25 April 2004) reached No. 19 and was certified gold for 35,000 units shipped. She had an on screen guest role as Bindy Martin in October 2006 in an episode, "Old Wrongs". As a solo artist, Lavelle has issued two studio albums, Intimate Portrait (7 September 2007) and Love & Bravery (12 November 2010). From February 2011 Lavelle resides in Hamburg, Germany.

Biography[edit]

Rebecca Anne Lavelle was born on 18 March 1980 in Maitland. Her parents are Mark Edward and Judy Anne Lavelle, and she has two younger sisters, Sarah and Rachael.[1] Lavelle started singing and dancing when she was three years old.[2] She attended the Brent Street School of Performing Arts and graduated in 1999.[1]

Lavelle had toured nationally as a solo artist before providing vocals for songs written by Posie Graeme-Evans and Chris Harriot for Australian TV drama, McLeod's Daughters (2001–2009).[3] She provided lead vocals on three soundtracks for the show: the first volume (26 August 2002) peaked at No. 8 on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified platinum by ARIA for shipment of 70,000 units.[4][5] The second volume (25 April 2004) reached No. 19 and was certified gold for shipment of 35,000 units.[4][6] Lavelle made a guest appearance as Bindy Martin on 11 October 2006 in episode, "Old Wrongs".[7] The third soundtrack volume appeared on 1 September 2008 but it did not chart.[4]

In December 2003 Lavelle appeared at the annual Carols by Candlelight at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, with proceeds donated to the Vision Australia charity, which was broadcast nationally on Network Nine.[8] From 19 to 31 May 2005 she performed for Australian and allied forces in the Middle East including Iraq for Operation Catalyst alongside Adam and Mathew Hedditch (comedy duo, as Big Brother Little Brother), Tottie Goldsmith and the Australian Army Band Melbourne.[9] From 13 to 23 March 2006 she performed on the Tour de Force to The Sinai and Cyprus with James Blundell and Wayne Deakin.[10]

On 7 September 2007 Lavelle released her debut solo album, Intimate Portrait, in Germany through the Edel record label.[11] She promoted the album with a European tour, especially in Germany.[12] It peaked in the top 100 in both Switzerland and Germany.[13][14] Her second album, Love & Bravery, appeared on 12 November 2010.[11] In February 2011 Lavelle relocated to Hamburg, Germany.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2002 – "My Heart Is Like a River"
  • 2010 – "Breakthrough Away"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography". Bec Lavelle Fanclub. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rebecca Lavelle" (in German). McLeod's Töchter (Verena Herkewitz). Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "McLeod's Daughters: Music Credits". Australian Television Information Archive (Tony Zuk). Archived from the original on 9 November 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Hung, Steffen. "Search for: McLeod's Daughters". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "McLeod's Daughters: Series 6: 'Old Wrongs': Episode 6.25 (163)". Australian Television Information Archive (Tony Zuk). Retrieved 12 August 2013. "look for soundtrack vocalist Rebecca Lavelle in the role of Bindy Martin, Kate's song writing partner (she's pretty unmistakable once she starts singing)" .
  8. ^ "RVIB Carols by Candlelight to launch at Federation Square". Royal Victorian Institute of the Blind Vision Australia. December 2003. Archived from the original on 31 January 2004. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Rehabilitation of Iraq: Operation Catalyst". Department of Defence. Archived from the original on 9 September 2005. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Tour de Force – Sinai 1". Department of Defence. Archived from the original on 21 May 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Rebecca Lavelle". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  12. ^ True, Chris. "Bec Lavelle – Music Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Rebecca Lavelle" (in Swiss). Swiss Hitparade. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Discographie – Rebecca Lavelle" (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 

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