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| Bek Jensen was raised in a very talented family with her mother, Shauna Jensen, working as a session singer and backing vocalist for Richard Clapton, Jimmy Barnes, Noiseworks, Tommy Emanuel and her father working also as a session musician playing guitar and bass for Australian Nation Band Stand, The Ferrets, The Mighty Guys, Little Pattie, Judy Stone and many others.
Bek started making her own career as a singer in the early 90s in cover bands and singing backing vocals for her mother in the Soul R System which had a stellar line up of members in the band (Mark Kennedy, Rex Goh, Paul Najar, Hal Tepia) while also studying extension studies at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She was then discovered by the great musician Jackie Orszacsky who invited her to sing backing vocals with him for the next 16 years.
Bek has toured internationally and recorded with many Australian and international artists such as her mother Shauna Jensen, Jimmy Barnes, Jackie Orszacsky, Tina Harrod, Jack Vidgen, iOTA, Sleepy Jackson, Jade Macrae, Hugh Jackman, Marcia Hines, Alex Lloyd, Michael Wheatley and many others.
In 1995 Bek joined the band Raw Sugar who went on to receive national airplay on JJJ radio and various radio stations across Australia. In 1996 the band signed a contract with Larikin/Festival records and released 2 CDs and toured the East Coast of Australia extensively.
In 1998 the band separated and Bek began the journey of developing herself as an artist and versatile singer in her own right.
In 2004 Bek started recording original material with good friend Martin Hailey (guitarist/composer/producer) and together they called themselves 'The Favourites' and released an album titled 'Counting The Days' in 2007.
Bek also released an original house track with Lotus Position titled 'Every Moment' on the compilation CD 'Opera Bar Live' in 2007 and an original track with The Favourites titled 'What Do You Know Of Love?' on 'Opera Bar Music Menu' 2010.
In July 2010 Bek took on a four and a half month singing contract in Japan and returned to Australia with a bag full of music ready to embark on one of her biggest creations - her first solo album. She began recording in January 2011 calling on some of our country's best musicians to create the beauty and feel of her new music.
Bek can be heard performing in some of the best music venues in Sydney. Her new album Bek Kimochi is out now. It's an eclectic and captivating collection of songs each with their own little story and soundscape. Recorded at Nut 'N' Butter Studio Marrickville with an all star line up including Calvin Welch, Hamish Stewart, Jon Zwartz, Tim Hall, Martin Hailey, Alphamama, Ngaire, Michael Wheatley and many more, the talent and energy is captured as a wonderful moment in an ever evolving artists career.
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