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Rehya Stevens

REHYA STEVENS / Bio

Singer/songwriter/pianist Rehya Stevens was born in Pasadena Ca, and raised with a rich musical backdrop. Her father, a highly accomplished Jazz and R&B keyboardist and composer played gigs that ranged from $50 a night dive bars, to working as a composer/conductor for Walt Disney, Inc… writing scores, orchestrations and arrangements for Disney’s television shows and movies. Seasoned professionals from a myriad of trades; engineers, producers, musicians, singers, and songwriters infiltrated the household and were an integral part of Rehya’s formative years as an artist in bloom. Rehya witnessed the nature of the (often) feast or famine life of an artist. Nonetheless, it was inspirational, and swirling with creativity.

By her teens, Rehya was performing professionally in local R&B and Jazz clubs, covering songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Pearl Bailey, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, and Stevie Wonder. During those years, Rehya developed a unique, assured vocal style that is apparent in her signature vocals today.

At the age of 22, Rehya graduated with honors from the pop keyboard training program at The Musician’s Institute. Upon graduation, Rehya was awarded by the faculty, naming her ‘The most motivated and improved student to graduate from the K.I.T. department.’ Motivated indeed, Rehya formed a band with her peers, and recorded a 6 song EP that started her on the journey of building an impressive song catalog that has since opened several doors in her recording, performing and songwriting career.

From 2007-2010, Rehya scored songs for Paramount Pictures with the music supervision of Randy Spendlove for the film projects, "Maggie Lynn" and "Footloose 2."

Rehya's vocals have been featured on the theme song for VH1's (2007-2008) "Scott Baio is 45...and Single, (and it's sequel, "46 & pregnant"), Hasbro's "Moneyless Monopoly" national commercial spot (The Cartoon Network 2011), The Hallmark Channel's "All I Want For Christmas" (2013) and "Dear Secret Santa" (2013). Rehya's original songs have been featured on prime time TV shows for TNT and CBS networks.

On June 25th 2013, Rehya released a 13 song album titled “Vintage Love.” The “Vintage Love” project is a Pop, R&B crossover album produced (primarily) by Alex Teamer and Rehya Stevens. Musically, the album spans the genres of Pop, R&B, Soul and Dance. Gospel influences are showcased in sophisticated background vocal arrangements throughout the album.

Conceptually, each song on the "Vintage Love" album represents one of the three levels of love:

Eros: Erotic, romantic love- untested by hardship.
Philos: Love based on friendship with mutual respect- give and take.
Agape: Unconditional love without thought to benefit self.

The message of the "Vintage Love" album is of the soul’s yearning for love of a higher elevation in the complex, flawed jungle we call “life.”

Throughout "Vintage Love," Rehya demonstrates that she is an artist who knows a thing or two about life in this complex, flawed jungle, and has something meaningful to offer. Elegantly, she weaves her values into catchy, brilliant anthems of healing for another generation.

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