You know Vonda Shepard as a star of screen (T.V.’s Ally McBeal) and stage — the New York revival of Randy Newman’s Faust, starring Randy Newman, for which she garnered rave reviews from the tough N.Y. critics:
“And in one of the year’s great stage moments to date, Newman and multi-Emmy and Grammy winning Shepard brought down the house in the second act with the gorgeous Feels Like Home. Theatermania.com
She has sold over twelve million albums and has won two Golden Globes, two Emmy’s, and two Screen Actor’s Guild awards. Vonda also holds the Billboard award for the selling most T.V. soundtracks in history.
Vonda has just released her 14th album (11th studio album), titled Rookie, for which she has toured extensively in the U.K. and Europe, as well as the States. The Dorset Echo says… “Much as Vonda would like to move on and concentrate playing her own songs, she’s happy to give fans what they want. But it’s a tribute to the quality of her own songs that they stand up so well alongside her distinctive versions of classic pop songs. Vonda opened the set with I Just Don’t Get It, from her new album, Rookie. With its insistent chugging beat and soulful chorus, it immediately set the mood for the night, as Vonda savored the luxury of a grand piano and the sympathetic musicianship and subtle vocal harmonies of her bass player Jim Hanson (Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash) and guitarist, James Ralston (Tina Turner 22 years)".
Vonda has played keyboards and sung with Rickie Lee Jones, Al Jarreau and Jackson Browne, and while on Ally McBeal, was the “behind the scenes” music producer, producing over 500 songs for the show and the guest artists, including Sting, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Bon Jovi, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Chubby Checker, Randy Newman, Barry Manilou and many, many more.
“I’ve been playing clubs since I was 14 years old, and still feel the thrill of knocking peoples’ socks off when I’m on stage with my stellar band”.