“I don’t care much for material things, find it boring looking at diamond rings, don’t spend much on my hair or my shoes, but I care for a love that’s true ...” The Real Thing is inspired by just that, the real thing, that real head-over-heels compatible in every way love. “I was living with my 80-year-old Dad as a single Mum aged 42 with my two young boys,” says Bec Willis. “I had relocated to South Australia when my Mum died and I just could not return to New South Wales as I was a mess and needed my family. I had no car, no house, no money and one day selling fishing bait for Dad this loud, very upbeat guy walked in. It was instant, and unexpected. It was like a bad country song ‘my man left me, my Mum died and I met my love at my Mother’s funeral’. It was all so bizarre. I still think my dear Mum organised it and was laughing at me from beyond the grave.”
Bec is a unique and beautiful songwriter who weaves gorgeous melodies through her honest lyrics to tell stories of love, loss, parenting and being on the road. She has been in Beccy Cole’s band, had her first album produced by Kasey Chambers and has toured with and supported Sara Storer, Troy Caesar Daley, and Bill Chambers to name a few.