What do American Idol, David Bowie, Faith Hill, Elliott Yamin, Will Smith, and Anastacia have in common ? They have all turned to British powerhouse, Songwriter and Music Producer, Derek Bramble when they’re looking for their next hit. Bramble is the music industry’s best-kept secret; the man behind the scene who is responsible for certified double, triple, and even 5 time platinum albums.
Simply put, his career has been quite amazing. Since moving to Los Angeles a few years ago, he has quietly put up huge numbers while showing extraordinary diversity by working with some of the biggest names on opposite ends of the music industry scope… Read more
With influences like Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, John Mayer, and Joni Mitchell, it’s no wonder, the combination of his musical inspirations and his passion for writing and producing, has driven Bramble to manufacture an astounding body of work.
Growing up in a household that had a deep love for Motown, Brit Pop & Reggae, Bramble’s musical gifts were recognized and encouraged early on. At the tender age of 14, he was asked to join the popular R&B band, “Heatwave,” a group that achieved celebrity status after producing award-winning songs, “Always and Forever,” “Groove Line,” and “Boogie Nights.”
Rod Temperton recognized Bramble’s knack for writing great little tunes, Temperton quickly became his mentor and the rest is history.
With a chain of writing & production successes that speak for themselves, Bramble has shown that his skills are not limited to a specific genre of music. Contributing to very successful Country, Soul, R&B, Rock and Pop acts. Derek is currently working on several new productions, which we’re sure will add to his already impressive Tapestry of work.
Biography courtesy of Derek Bramble on Facebook.
01 – Jaki Graham & Derek Bramble – Let’s Get Blue (Breaking Away, 1986)
02 – Jaki Graham & David Grant – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love (Heaven Knows, 1985)
03 – Vanessa Williams – Still In Love (The Comfort Zone, 1991)
04 – Anastacia – I Dreamed You (Freak Of Nature, 2001)
Background music during the interview:
Jaki Graham – Round And Round, Freddie Jackson – Rock Me Tonight, Heatwave – Razzle Dazzle, Heatwave – One Night Ten, Jaki Graham – Heaven Knows, David Bowie feat. Tina Turner – Tonight, Cherelle – Love Me Tonight, Lalah Hathaway – Heaven Knows, Sweetbox – When Will It Be Me