Producer Will Ackerman & Brooke Ramel

Producer Will Ackerman & Brooke Ramel

Brooke Ramel has the voice of an angel and the heart of a saint. Her songs are songs of love, care and kindness whether for people she has known, people she has thoughtfully observed or people who are powerless and voiceless in the world. The songs themselves are unflinchingly positive and heartfelt and filled with melodies so wonderfully accessible that they seem immediately familiar without being in any way imitative. This is a beautiful and meaningful recording that I’m proud to be a part of.
— Will Ackerman

About Brooke

Brooke Ramel is one of the most successful independent artists of the last 10 years. She has sold over 50,000 CDs, placed 50+ songs in tv/film, performed thousands of live shows and produced 6 original albums, her latest releasing spring 2011. 

In addition to performing solo and headlining with her own band, Brooke has opened for many legendary artists and some of her greatest inspirations – Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Raul Malo, Colin Hay, David Wilcox, Melissa Manchester, Lisa Loeb, Nancy Griffith, David Gates, Bill Medley and Deana Carter, to name a few. In 2006, Brooke sang background vocals for Ziggy Marley's album, "Love Is My Religion". That year, she was also a featured performer on an episode of the PBS series, "Branson Jubilee", which aired nationwide. 

Brooke’s career grew from the grassroots of the Midwest. After picking up the guitar at the age of 7, she was soon playing “gigs” at local churches and fairs. By age 9, she had already appeared on television and done a one-hour live radio show. A singer/songwriter had blossomed and never wavered from her musical path; from performing with high school theatre troupes and musical choirs to studying at Stanford University, to living in Paris and eventually landing in Los Angeles where she has made her living as a professional musician ever since.

Reemerging after a hiatus to be a wife and mother, Brooke teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer and Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman and world class musicians to record her first album since 2004. Joining Brooke on the album are bassist Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, James Taylor, John Lennon), guitarist Jeff Pevar (Crosby Stills & Nash, Marc Cohn, Ray Charles), drummer Aaron Sterling (John Mayer), 3-time Grammy Award winning cellist Eugene Friesen, and The Webb Sisters on background vocals (Leonard Cohen, Sting).

Newly gained perspectives are reflected in Brooke’s strongest, most honest and acoustic recording to date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Songs Used in Film

Venus and Mars - Anything
Tart - Time, Space and Distance, Ou-es Tu
Cupid - As For Me, Mainstream
Marked Man - You Just Won’t Go Away

Sunshine Cleaning - Make Tomorrow Up
Bonneville - Let it Out
White Oleander - Someday
Stealing Harvard - Anything
Kiss the Bride - Now

Songs Used in Television

Drawn Together - I Wanted You To Know
Reba - Only
The Jake Effect - Someone Else’s Story
Surface - My Love Will Follow You
All About Us - Movie Star, Make Tomorrow Up, Love is Gonna Find Me
Meet My Folks - Make Tomorrow Up, Walk Through the Flowers
That’s Life - Goodbye
Glory Days - Someday, Tornado, Be, Now, Goodbye
Additional Songs used in Commercials:  LA, Superhuman World

Gilmore Girls - If You Love Me, Someday
Six Feet Under - As for Me
Dawson’s Creek - The Answer, Anything, Make Tomorrow Up
7th Heaven - Make Tomorrow Up
Ed - Anything
Charmed - The Answer
Three Wishes - Someday
The Chris Isaak Show - My Love Will Follow You
Party of Five - Down, Who We Are, Make Tomorrow Up
Roswell - Jingle Bells
Beautiful People - A Long Way

On Camera Performances

NBC Star Tomorrow
Branson Jubilee - National PBS Music Program
Seventh Heaven
San Diego KUSI Morning News

Additional Vocal Performances

Featured vocal performance in the Disney Film "Airbud Spikes Again"
Background vocalist for Ziggy Marley's 2006 CD release "Love Is My Religion"

Live Appearances

Taylormade and Adidas Pro-Am Golf Tournaments- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Paris Hotel in Las Vegas
Sands Hotel in Las Vegas
Hollywood and Highland
Universal Citywalk
The El Rey Theater
The Coach House
The Galaxy Theater
The Canyon Club
The Mint
The Key Club
Genghis Cohen
Hallenbeck’s & Cahuenga General Store - NSAI Songwriter’s Nights
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
and countless others...

LA County Fair (2001, 2005, 2006) 
City of Mission Viejo- Jazz Festival
City of Glendora-Summer Concert Series
City of La Canada- Summer Concert Series
City of Diamond Bar- Summer Concert Series
City of Rialto- Summer Concert Series
City of Aliso Viejo- Summer Concert Series
City of Rancho Santa Margarita- Summer Concert Series
City of Ladera Ranch- Summer Concert Series
City of Laguna Hills- Summer Concert Series
City of Huntington Beach- Summer Concert Series
City of Laguna Niguel- 9/11 Memorial
City of Duarte- Outdoor Concert
Fashion Island Summer Concert Series
Temecula Wine and Balloon Festival
Laguna Beach Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters
Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival
The Troubador

Artists Performed With

Deana Carter
Jonatha Brooke
Christopher Cross
Starship
The Nelsons
Howard Jones
Peter Asher Memoirs
David Gates
Jude
Kevin Bacon and the Bacon Brothers
J.D. Souther
Sophie B. Hawkins
and many more...

Raul Malo
Colin Hay
Judy Collins
Bill Medley
Melissa Manchester
David Wilcox
Shawn Colvin
Richard Marx
Duncan Sheik
Chris Botti
Nanci Griffith
Lisa Loeb
Vonda Shepard
Rocco De Luca