Tracy Bonham

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": female vocalists rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s


Eugene, Oregon, USA. A pop punk singer-songwriter signed by Island Records in the mid-90s, Bonham made her debut in 1996 with The Burdens Of Being Upright. Having been raised in Eugene, Oregon, one of nine siblings, her first musical training came at the age of nine on violin. She later studied the instrument at the University of Southern California and the Berklee College Of Music, but she was soon attracted away from classical studies towards rock music. She dropped out of Berklee but remained in Boston, then home to a burgeoning alternative rock scene, but was forced to record jingles to pay the rent. Her first three-track demo tape secured live work, and she was eventually spotted by an Island Records A&R representative at a small club called The Toad in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At that time she was in the process of recording her debut EP, The Liverpool Sessions, released on Boston label CherryDisc. Taken from it, ‘Dandelion’ became a major...

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