Hi I’m Becca, and as a huge gig and music fanatic, I am super excited to be a part of the Pretend team.
I spent my first two years at the University of Leeds as a dedicated member of Leeds Student Radio, where I was fortunate enough to be given many amazing opportunities to get involved within the Leeds music scene. During my first semester I hosted my own show specialising in chilled, electronic music, and worked on developing my interviewing skills through interviewing bands such as Spring King, JAWS, Bad Sounds and Sundara Karma. However, towards the end of my first year I discovered my passion for local music and was lucky enough to be chosen to form a part of the amazing Live and Local team; a core show for LSR. Through Live and Local I was able to interview many great local bands, cover Live at Leeds festival as press and even help turn this show into a live music charity event- an annual gig showcasing the best up and coming Leeds talent (‘PIG’, 2017 and ‘The Low Down’, 2018). We even successfully won the award for ‘Best Specialist Music Show’ of LSR in 2017, and were runners up in 2018.
Although I am currently taking a year out of the University of Leeds for health related reasons, I still spend all my time listening to music and attending gigs, and I am very excited to return to Leeds for my final year next September. I miss the buzz of the city, as well as having an endless number of excellent live music venues right on my doorstep.
As much as I love electronic dance music, I’ll always be a little indie fan girl at heart, making Pretend the perfect venture for me, and I am excited to see what lies ahead.
May 2018- ‘The Low Down’: featuring KOYO, Rafiki, LaRissa and Maya Kally
(Photos by James Ward)
May 2017- ‘Pretend it’s Glastonbury’: featuring HOWL, Heir, Kayta Rayna, Joseph Moore
(Photos by Meg Firth)
Marmozets- (Filmed and edited by James Ward)