Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Becca's Smoke & Candy Store
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock
Think About Stuff | starving in film development, Los Angeles | 08/16/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I came upon "Becca's Smoke & Candy Store" and admit I was intrigued first because she's the kind of "ripped jeans and t-shirt" girl I'm attracted to. And the CD was only a couple of dollars anyway. Turns out I might have got myself a real find, especially given that this is Becca's only album and its manufacture has been discontinued. While the other Amazon reviewer herein seems to be reacting as a pop music purist, for my part I go for an artist's music from first impressions and some identifiable catchy signature. Becca's vocal style is pop-soul but not brash or heavy. She uses chorale-sounding background singers and undulating keyboard effects which, turns out, she's usually playing. Upon further research on the Web, I came across the following statement (edited by me) from a contributor of the 80sxchange.com forum:
"Becca Byram-Wigfield is a rhythm and blues vocalist, composer, arranger, and keyboard instrumentalist. She owns a collection of rare analogue keyboards which include: 2 Hammond B3's, Mellotron, Moog, Arp, Prophet, Oberheim, E.D.P.and Korg synthesizers, Wurlitzers, Fender Rhodes and F.R. piano bass, satellites and Contempo combo organ, D6 Clavinets, Gibson Kalamazoo, and many other oddities. After working in Los Angeles and New York, she moved to Massachusetts. A recent song of Becca's is 'Only when I Dance' (co-written with David Bearwald) and performed by Becca on the soundtrack of the movie 'The Heartbreakers.' Becca continues to play analog keyboards and to write and co-write. And she keeps busy raising a daughter, Ella-Louise, and a son, baby Pierre Jr., with her husband, Pierre de Beauport."
Not bad. Becca has been able to find a reasonable share of success as a serious artist without losing ouot on the challenges and rewards of everyday life. I hope she assembles another album. And if she ever tours, I'll be in the audience."