Tamara Bedricky

Tamara Bedricky

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Biography

With a full-length album on the way, a Midwest tour planned for the fall and a growing arsenal of well-crafted and moving original songs, Detroit singer-songwriter Tamara Bedricky is giving most a first glimpse of her musical power – both near and far. Regarded as one of the country’s hottest up-and-coming female pop artists, Tamara entered the music scene within the past year and has been drawing accolades to her signature modern sound ever since.

During the past year alone, Tamara performed in Central Park alongside Warner Bros. recording artist Michelle Branch, was a finalist competing for an opening slot on Jewel’s 2003 summer tour, and came full circle in April to perform at the 2003 Detroit Music Awards at Detroit’s State Theater. She performed with Branch as part of the 2002 National Pantene Pro-Voice Competition in front of more than 4,000 people. Her nominated song, “A Million Miles”, was picked out of more than 2,000 entries for the annual competition, which was broadcast on MUCH MUSIC USA. The rising artist was also featured on a compilation album that included hits from such recording stars as The Corrs, India.Arie, Michelle Branch and M2M.

Her live performances have ignited clubs and captivated audiences throughout Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City and beyond. Tamara was inspired to pick up her first guitar at age 15 while living in Nashville. It was there where she studied guitar and started playing open mics. Having grown up in a household of working parents, she quickly became familiar with forced change and adversity. “My family moved around because of my parents’ jobs. Music has always been the one thing that I could count on to help me deal with change.”

The young artist was inspired to develop her own melodies and lyrics by studying such contemporary artists as Sheryl Crow, Duncan Sheik, Sting and Sarah McLachlan. Tamara’s new songs – fueled by an array of emotions related to heartache, love, life and detachment – show how much she has matured as a songwriter in such a short period of time. “Many of my songs move away from current musical trends and highlight what's important – the marriage of music and lyrics,” she explains.

Playing solo has further helped Tamara to define an individual rhythm and style. “I try to bend the traditional rules of a singer-songwriter and like to take my music to the next level. Sometimes I’ll even add guitar effects and digital drums loops into my set. It’s fun to be spontaneous on stage. The crowd seems to love it.” Performing with the support of a full band, she explains, makes “my music sound richer and the songs sound more complete. But performing solo gives me the freedom to create in the moment. When the audience sees the spontaneity, the place becomes electric.”

Tamara, still based in her native Detroit, continues to write and tour throughout Detroit and the surrounding area. She is currently preparing a Summer and Fall 2003 tour of the Midwest in support of her latest EP and is seeking to secure a major label record deal. In the meantime, keep your ear to the street for more exciting Tamara Bedricky news, and your eyes open for a live show near you.