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Sakamoto Agency Signs Becca Hess

The daughter of a BCCMA Hall-of-Famer, she worked with Byron Hill for two years in Nashville, heads up a-rockin' hat fest in her home province of BC and has a new single that's gaining traction at radio. 

Sakamoto Agency Signs Becca Hess

By FYI Staff

Sakamoto Agency has signed country artist Becca Hess for exclusive representation in Canada.


The daughter of BCCMA Hall-of-Famer Kenny Hess, the singer-songwriter is also Executive Director of the Rockin’ River Music Fest in Merritt, BC. Her sophomore album, Truth, co-produced with Tom and Carly McKillip, is set for release in the fall; meantime, a teaser single, “Stranded,” has been released to country radio and streaming platforms in Canada.

In announcing the new representation, Hess states: “I have done countless shows over the years with the Sakamoto family, so this felt like the natural next step, joining forces with the legendary Sakamoto Agency and their incredible roster!”

In the same media announcement,Sakamoto Agency’s Paul Biro states: “Becca has a sincerity and depth of character that comes out in every song, and we are so pleased to be on this musical journey with her.”

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Booking inquiries for Becca Hess may be directed to Paul Biro, paul@sakamotoagency.com.
Press inquiries for Becca Hess may be directed to Joelle May, joelle@sakamotoagency.com.

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