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Bramlett, Bekka (19th April 1968-Present)

She is a singer, writer and actress born Rebekka Ruth Lazone Bramlett into a musical family where her parents were the successful singing duo Delaney and Bonnie. Seeing her parents be friends and/or perform with artists such as George Harrison , Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner and Eric Clapton, it seemed only natural that she would move into a musical career and she is now a sought after lead and backing vocalist.

Her debut in the recording studio was at the tender age of four when she sang “California Rain” which appeared on her father’s album Mobius Strip, got a developmental deal when she was twelve and by the time she was seventeen she was regularly recording, writing songs and touring.

In the 1990s she took over from Stevie Nicks in Fleetwood Mac and remained for them for several years appearing on their album Time, following which she teamed up with Mick Fleetwood in his group The Zoo. Her reputation had grown drastically by this point and soon she was singing duets, backing vocals and sessions for artists that include Warrant, Jimmy Buffett , Etta James, Dobey Grey, Sam Moore, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Kenny Rogers , Joe Cocker, John Waite, Belinda Carlisle, Faster Pussycat and Faith Hill. Warrant also used her as the inspiration for their “32 Pennies” and she duetted with Sam Moore on his “Don’t Play that Song (You Lied)”.

A small selection of the many albums that she can be heard include Just Who I Am; Poets & Pirates by Kenny Chesney , Face the Promise by Bob Seger , Roots, Blues & Jazz by Bonnie Bramlett , Jasper Country by Trisha Yearwood, Rock of Ages…Hymns & Faith by Amy Grant, This Woman by LeAnn Rimes, License to Chill by Jimmy Buffett , Let’s Roll by Etta James, Next Big Thing by Vince Gill, Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years by Dwight Yoakam, Nothing Personal by Delbert McClinton, No More Looking Over My Shoulder by Travis Tritt, Thinkin’ About You by Rita Coolidge , Across My Heart by Kenny Rogers , Stories Told and Untold by Bad Company, Shakin’ The Cage by The Zoo, Have a Little Faith by Joe Cocker, Runaway Horses by Belinda Carlisle, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich by Warrant, The Hit List by Jim Horn and Stranger in This Town by Richie Sambora. As a songwriter many artists have covered her songs including Faith Hill’s “One” and “Unsavable”.

In the world of movies and television she has been seen in the 2001 film America’s Sweethearts and the TV programme The Real Roseanne Show. As a songwriter she wrote “(We Were) Made For Each Other” from the 1997 Excess Baggage and “Patient Heart” that was heard in the 2000 Vertical Limit. Working on Broadway she has starred in the musical Ain’t Nothing But the Blues, which would earn itself four Tony nominations including “Best Musical”.

She has been a member of the touring band for the country singer Vince Gill.

Here she is with “We All Fall Down” …