New York singer/songwriter (and Ally McBeal TV star) Vonda Shepard will embark on a UK tour this autumn with an appearance at St George’s, Bristol on October 19.
Vonda is also gearing up to release her 13th studio album, Red Light, Green Light, on September 23rd which features her recent single “Shine Your Light.” The album is produced by Vonda’s husband, Mitchell Froom.
“The album was written and recorded during the height of the pandemic,” Vonda reveals. “It took a massive amount of discipline to go through this process, but the isolation actually lent itself to going deep into the writing.”
“It’s truly a gift to work with Mitchell Froom. He is a brilliant musician, composer, arranger, and producer. Working with him is like playing with a genius chess player. He makes one move, and the whole game falls into place.”
In 1997, Vonda was cast in the wildly popular ‘90s TV show Ally McBeal as the resident performer in the bar where the characters would hang out at the end of each show. She had a massive hit worldwide in 1998 with the show’s theme song, “Searchin’ My Soul,” and produced over 500 songs for the series. She has sold over twelve million albums, won two Golden Globes, two Emmys, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. And to this day, Vonda holds the Billboard record for selling the most television soundtracks in history.
Vonda’s live shows feature James Ralston on guitar, Jim Hanson on bass and Fritz Lewak on drums. “I play songs at the piano and get completely lost in them, then fuse with the band to get the sparks flying. By the end of the show, I love to belt out the soul tunes and whip the audience up into a frenzy!”
In addition to these new UK live shows, Vonda and her band are currently rehearsing for a special Los Angeles gig around the release of “Red Light, Green Light.” There is also a Los Angeles event in the works to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of Ally McBeal.