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Beks is songwriter and independent artist, Rebecca Callander. Beks makes indie-pop music centred around her life’s stories with remnants of her past experiences as the front-women, guitarist of all-girl, punk-rock band RACKETT and drummer of Bec and Ben serving the songwriters journey to becoming Beks.

At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful.

Based between Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, Rebecca has toured Australia and Japan, playing more than 364 live shows from dive bars to major theatres and festivals like Groove in the Moo, Big Pineapple Festival and more, shaping the artist into a highly engaged performer; “thrilling live shows, technically proficient and powerful sounds and a DIY hyper-femme aesthetic.” – The BRAG. In late 2020, Beks emerged as an independent, pop artist launching her new solo project with two singles ‘Stars in My Eyes’ and ‘The Thing About Us’ and signed to Wise Music Publishing Global. In the first week of release ‘The Thing About Us’ charted #1 on the Triple J Unearthed Dance Charts and #3 on the Electronic Charts. The single was immediately added to Nova/Coles Radio rotation and played in over 800+ Coles locations throughout Christmas 2020. The single was well received by local and international music publications and featured in HYPE Machine, Le Future Wave, Auspops, Hertz Magazine, Pop Muzik and more.

Rebecca has developed a reputation as a highly engaged, multidimensional artist using her skills in video production and film to produce Loud n Queer TV during COVID 2020. As executive producer of the digital program, Rebecca curated and produced over 60 artists from around the world such as Jess B, Jackie Mendoza, Kota Banks and more over three seasons which aired weekly on Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in partnership with Heaps Gay and was nominated for an FBI SMAC AWARD for Best Pandemic Pivot.

Rebecca’s previous work has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, The Music, Music Feeds and more and has been played regularly on community radio stations Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, FBI and more. The artist is also an ambassador for Swedish guitar brand, Strandberg and has spoken on panels for APRA, AMCOS and appeared at Bigsound

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