After writing her first song at 6 years old, Rebekah Withakay, knew that it came natural to her.
Since 2003, she has won or been a finalist in several Songwriting Contests, including Makeastar.com, John Lennon Songwriting Contest and has gotten local radio airplay for her Jazzy/R&B joint, "Heart of Mine."
A detroit native,she grew up just steps away for the famous Motown Museum, which undoubtedly influenced her music citing artists like The Supremes, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight. And listening to Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam, EnVogue, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey in her youth and early adulthood influenced her style. Vocally she's been compared to Aaliyah, Teena Marie, Joss Stone and En Vogue. Songwriting wise, she admires the likes of Smokey Robinson, Diane Warren, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Anna Nalick. She tells story of love and life on all levels in her writing. With a lyrical focus she connects through her music, because she believes there is a healing power and a connecting thread through music, that can touch everyone. She also injects some comedy and fun into song, as evidenced by her tribute to the great actor.... "Alec Baldwin."
Rebekah has worked with several Metro Detroit musicians and producers, including Mike P, Tommy "Metro" Martin, Yaminah Brock (Painted Pictures) and Pirahnahead (P Funk All Stars, Morris Day and Time, Prince).
She has performed throughout Michigan as part of LucysBrownSeville, where she played the role of soul-stress in the super-dope soufully funk rock band. Quite a feat, considering she suffered relentlessly from stage fright for many years. Rebekah sings lead and back-up in the band and plays a mean tambourine.