Rebekah Pulley began playing at the age of fifteen encouraged by her father, lead guitar player for Charlie Ryan on Hot Rod Lincoln and more. Rebekah was born in Anchorage, Alaska and spent her earlier years brought up on the road in a rather unconventional manor. Continuing to travel the country on her own, she found her place in the local scene of St. Petersburg Florida. Over the years she developed her sound and fan base as a notable singer/songwriter.
~Opened for Johnny Lang, Paul Thorn, Martin Sexton, Bonnie Bramlett, The Duhks, Michelle Malone, Sophie B. Hawkins and Dave Mason
~Songs of Southern Zen a top 5 CD played on WMNF 88.5 Tampa in 2006
~Here In The Real World chosen as best local release of 2003 by The St. Petersburg Times
~Rebekah voted best acoustic act for 2002 and best Singer/Songwriter 2005 by Tampa Bay?s Weekly Planet
~Rebekah's music has been played on WMNF Tampa, WNCW Asheville, WSGE Dallas, KDHK St Louis, WUMB Boston and may others including internationally.
Ever had honey poured in your ear?
We are finding out what it is like with Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets. The band's tough but tender mix of folk, country, and rock is having listeners stand up to take notice of their sweet and soulfully inspired writing.
Rebekah Pulley began playing at the age of fifteen encouraged by her father, a country-western musician who played for country great Charlie Ryan. Rebekah was born the fifth of nine children in Anchorage, Alaska and spent her earlier years brought up on the road in a rather unconventional family atmosphere. Continuing to travel the country on her own, she found her place in the local scene of St. Petersburg Florida. Over the years she developed her sound and fan base as a notable singer/songwriter.
In the fall of 2002 Rebekah hooked up with Nashville drummer Josh Touchton, who was longing to play with an artist who pulled out the emotional, organic side of his playing and took the opportunity on Rebekah's 2003 release, Here In The Real World. His rock, country, punk, and soul background was the first level for The Reluctant Prophets.
Rob Pastore was the Prophets next addition. Rob cut his teeth on lead and rhythm guitar in New York at the tender age of 15. Upon arriving in Tampa in 2002 he quickly immersed himself in the music scene. His pure cadence was tailor made to give Rebekah a secure foundation to branch out into a more sonic space.
The only thing missing was the final player to the rhythm section, in walked bassist Joe Culver. Joe graduated Minneapolis' Music Tech and has been heavily involved in the music scene for over a decade. Like a key to a lock, he fit in perfectly. With this last addition, Rebekah had her Reluctant Prophets.
Rebekah Pulley and The Reluctant Prophets are currently working on a new recording to follow up the 2003 critically acclaimed Here In The Real World. Their mix of haunting vocals, earthy rhythms and sweet tones have earned a place in the hearts and CD players of an eclectic base of music fans throughout the southeast.
Press and Reviews
"sultry, rootsy tunes steeped in acoustic guitar"
Gina Vivinetto, The St. Petersburg Times
"compelling stage presence, and an impressive body of work"
Travis Bickell, Focus Magazine
"a versatile liquid voice and adept guitar skills, beautifully intimate"
Scott Harrell, The Weekly Planet
"a rare mingling of poetry and passion"
Pamela Sapio, The Performing Artist
"ever had honey poured in your ear?"
Gina Vivinetto, The St. Petersburg Times
"like Aimee Mann sings Houses of the Holy"
Bert Tunks, Zildjian Cymbal Co.
Nowhere Fast 1999
A Brand New Day 2001
Here In The Real World 2003
This and That
~ The Real World single featured in Sarasota Film Festival presentation of Dropped Frames (Just Watch Me Productions)
~ Opened for Johnny Lang, Bonnie Bramlett, The Duhks, Michelle Malone, Sofi B. Hawkins, Dave Mason and Lennon
~ Here In The Real World chosen as best local release of 2003 by The St. Petersburg Times
~ Rebekah voted best acoustic act for 2002 by Tampa Bay’s Weekly Planet
~ More Tv 32’s Battle of the Bands winner 2002
~ Performed at SXSW 2004 Fandango Bandango
~ Performed at Uphonia Festival 2005