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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Rebecca Pidgeon
Written by Nicole Koch
 
Haven’t heard of Rebecca Pidgeon yet? Well, you’re behind. Take yourself to YouTube right now and get educated!
 
Born in Massachusetts and raised in Scotland, Rebecca Pidgeon is a singer-songwriter who is making her mark in the entertainment industry with her 8th solo album, BAD POETRY, which was released this week!
 
She got her big break in 1986 when she sang on a demo recording cut by her guitarist friend Roger Fife and attracted the attention of the tiny independent label Red Flame. She later became the lead singer for British folk rock/pop band Ruby Blue, which she stayed with for a few years. Around that same time, she made her feature film debut in The Dawning (1988) and eventually co-starred in the London premiere of acclaimed playwright David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow (1988), later becoming his wife! What a cool story to tell their children, right? In fact, her daughter with Mamet is actress Clara Mamet, whom we interviewed on the set of her show "The Neighbors"!
 
Pidgeon has been recently turning heads because of her super dark lyrics and bright vocals. Rolling Stone, Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, and The New Yorker are just some of the media outlets who have been praising her for her work.
 
Singles such as “Love is Cocaine” (obsessed with this one) and “Perfect Stranger” are featured on her new album. But that’s not the only thing she’s been working on lately... Her newest film project, Two Bit Waltz, is hitting theatres next month.
 
 
 
Two Bit Waltz is a comedy that centers around an 18-year-old girl named Maude, played by Rebecca's daughter Clara. Within one week before Maude’s birthday, she is suspended from school, stranded by her best friend, dumped by the boy she loves, and loses her Granny, who leaves her an enormous amount of money that she can have ONLY if she goes to college. Her wild and extremely odd family is no help at all, and will surely have the audiences constantly laughing and on their toes.
 
While we wait for her movie to release, you can buy BAD POETRY on iTunes and Amazon!
 
Can’t get enough of Rebecca? Follow her journey on Twitter and Facebook!
 
(Photo via Tracey Miller)
 
- Nicole Koch, YH Staff