Why a Blondie Tribute Band

Rachelle (lead Vocalist) was constantly asked if she knew of a Blondie Tribute band. She put together some musicians for a one time performance of popular Blondie songs. The response was overwhelming and many subsequent performance requests were made. It was then decided it was time to get serious about the Blondie Tribute. She searched the city for musicians that would fit the New Wave Punk profile and so Rapture was born.  Rapture performances bring out enthusiastic fans and included mobs  sporting Debbie Harry and Blondie t-shirts and memorabilia. Folks looking to relive their youth, the young punk rockers, those looking to party all come to Rapture. 

 Rachelle was in high demand for selfie photos with fans. Fans loved the song selection and the authentic rendition of Blondie hits. As a result, Rapture is one of the most highly demanded tribute bands in Ottawaas well as Montreal, Kingston and Toronto.

Meet the Band

RACHELLE - Vocals

Rachelle; one of Ottawa's top performers and a powerful vocalist , she captures the soul of Debbie Harry. When the show starts and the Rapture Band pumps out the intro to “Call Me" Rachelle transforms into Debbie Harry of the 70’s and commandeers the stage.

STEVE - Guitar

Steve was born to play punk rock.  Having grown up listening and loving the genre he is the perfect guitar player for Rapture. Inspired by the new wave and punk era he emulates the guitar gymnastics of Chris Stein (guitarist for Blondie). The energy of his performance with Rapture is a testament to the Blondie legacy.

KEVIN - Keys and Vocals

Kevin creates the vintage Blondie keyboard sounds for Rapture. Kevin has a fascination for the American new wave and punk vintage synth sounds of the 1970’s. His relentless passion for recreating the authentic sounds of this era makes Rapture the ultimate experience for Blondie fans.

DALE - Bass

Linking Blondie groove and melody has never sounded better when Dale does his bass magic and locks down the bottom end. He is keen on using his bass to set the foundation for the excitement of Rapture’s live shows. With influences from rock to punk, rap to reggae, the Blondie catalogue of hits is a natural for his playing style. Dale really shines when he emulates Nigel Harrison’s bass solo in Blondie’s song Atomic. One way or another, Dale's groove is gonna getcha!

VAL - Drums

Val is one of Ottawa's top drummers... once you see him play, you'lll know why. He is known as the “killer on the skins.” Val is the perfect drummer for nailing down all the different Blondie grooves originally created by Clem Burke (Drummer for Blondie). His backbeat for Rapture always gets everyone up and dancing.

Song List

Blondie songs

Heart of Glass

Dreaming

Sunday Girl

Hanging on the Telephone

Rapture

One Way or Another

Call Me 

Rip Her to Shreds

the Hardest Part

Atomic

The Tide is High 

Maria

I'm gonna love you too

In the Flesh
Touched by your Presence Dear
too long
Denis


other SUPER cool covers

Just What I Needed 
Burning Down the House 
Bang a Gong 
Dancing with Myself 
under pressure
Suffragette City
red red wine
blitzkrieg bop

rock the cashbah
​Bad reputation
​Middle of the Road
Train in Vain
​Chain Gang