Rea is a natural singer-songwriter. Ever since appearing in a music video at three and recording her first song at six, Rea has performed everything from reggae and 60s / 70s soul and motown to jazz and Latin.
"I listen to a wide variety of music and therefore I feel this is reflected through the music I create. I feel the music transcends genre, as it is what is in the heart that matters. I like to see each song as a canvas on which to paint musical ideas."
Rea cites a diverse range of influences from the Hollies, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Madonna, Sting, Jimi Hendrix and Greg Howe to the crossover material of Chick Corea Frank Gambale and Kate Bush. Her vocal style branches everything from classic jazz, progressive rock, funk and romantic to Celtic folk, Latin, pop and minimalism. In 2005, Rea won an international songwriting competition and has since enjoyed playing with a variety of different musicians-rock bands, jazz bands, jazz trios / duos, choirs, with flautists, lyricists and other talents.
"I really believe that music can make the world go round, and that special song or piece has the power to inspire, communicate and translate what otherwise cannot be said in simple words. I feel we have a responsiblity as artists to keep filling the world with light, hope and encourage others to keep creating a better world. I am only at the beginning of my musical journey, and where it goes I'm not entirely sure but I'm looking forward to the ride. I hope you enjoy my music."