Band page created in 2005.
Becky Duke is a London-based singer-songwriter. A former nurse, she found the confidence to follow her dreams to pursue a musical career after the birth of her daughter in 1996. Initially, she gained experience by performing jazz standards and cover versions of her favourite artists who include Carol King, Joan Armatrading, Fleetwood Mac and Beth Orton.
She started writing her own material and formed a band to record demos of three songs. The start of 2000 saw her begin to build a following by playing on the London Acoustic circuit at venues such as Ronnie Scott's and The 12 Bar Club. That summer she also completed a highly successful run at The Edinburgh Festival before returning to the studio to complete the recording of her debut album "Like it Like This?" which was released in May 2001 on her own label, Pixel Records. The album features a guest appearance from the legendary double bass player Danny Thompson, who over the years has played with everyone from John Martyn and Nick Drake to Gomez. A donation of £1 for every copy of the album sold goes to Mind, the mental health charity.
With a distribution deal in place, she spent the summer touring the UK to promote the album and played support for artists such as Glen Tilbrook, Fairport Convention and Nick Harper.
Selected by the lifestyle catalogue Model's Own, four tracks from the album and a profile of Becky were featured on a special sampler CD in the latest issue.
"If You Fall" was released as a single earlier this year and received airplay on Radio 2's Bob Harris Show. Becky is now looking at ways of promoting the existing album whilst writing new material for a follow up album.