Bio

Jazz vocalist and songwriter, Barbara "Babs" Randall has had a successful career in the music industry for over twenty five years. Her appeal across the US and abroad has been consistent and strong. Randall is also a published author, most recently completing her highly anticipated new novel, Jacob Daddy. In addition to her contributions to literature and stage, Randall is the developer of a much requested interactive workshop for children on the history of jazz and its effect on modern music.

Ms. Randall resides in Indiana and is the mother of singer-songwriter, Tish Lyndsey and author, Erika Roman Saint-Pierre.

For booking, please contact: info@barbararandallmusic.com


Expanded Bio:
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A Midwest native, Randall has performed in her native Detroit with such well -known and respected artists as Wilbert Pegler, Mel Ball, Robert Jones, Gwen Fox, Charles Green, and Tola Lewis. She has also headed Merging Traffic and New Romance bands.

For ten years, Randall-Coleman was Coleman of the well-known Coleman-Rhoades duo.

Randall grew up listening to the Motown sound, and today, listens to and performs all kinds of music, including jazz, R&B, pop, rock, blues, and adult contemporary.

Her inspiration is drawn from such legends as Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Gladys knight, Aretha Franklin, and Patti Labelle.

From these influences, Randall has developed her own unique style, and adds an extraordinary warmth and sincerity with which she communicates directly to the heart

Among the highlights of her career, Randall lists opening in concert for Babyface in 1999. She appeared at the Birmingham Jazz Festival in 1995, 1996, and 1999.

In 1998 and 1999, Ms. Randall performed at the Detroit Jazz Festival. She performed as a Diana Ross impersonator for star theatres from 1997 through 2000, and appeared in the sounds of Motown review at the ShowTime lounge, (Casino Windsor) from December 1, 2001- 2004.


Randall has appeared at many popular live music venues throughout the Detroit area, such as:

The Rhino club (Detroit, Mi.)
Paparazzi’s Italian Restaurant (Birmingham Mi.)
Duets (Detroit, Mi.)
Brazil Coffee House (Royal Oak, Mi.)
O’Mara’s (Royal Oak, Mi.)
Como’s (Ferndale, Mi.)
Too chez (West Bloomfield, Mi.)
Norman’s Eton Street Station (Birmingham, Mi.

Since moving to Indiana in the year 2005, in addition to private parties, Randall has performed at Indianapolis live music venues: Rick's Cafe Boatyard, The Conrad, Chef Joseph's, The Madame Walker, Bella Vita, The Savoy, Avalon, AJ's, The Blue Martini, The Upper Room, The Chatterbox, The Grand, and Wrights Resturant..


BARBARA COLEMAN SONG LIST

JAZZ STANDARDS
AIN’T MISBEHAVING-BB
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE
ALL I ASK (THEME FROM PHANTOM)-F
ALL OF ME-C
ALL THE WAY-DB
AS TIME GOES BY-E
AT LAST
AUTUMN LEAVES
BEYOND THE SEA
BLUE BAYOU
BLUE SKIES—CHART
BUT NOT FOR ME-A
COME FLY WITH ME
COME IN FROM THE RAIN-CHART
CRAZY
DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES-C
DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE-F
EASY TO LOVE
EVERGREEN-A
FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE
FEVER
GEORGIA-G
GIRL FROM IPANEMA-F
GOD BLESS THE CHILD-F
GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE-EB
HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY-C
HOW INSENSITIVE
I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU-BB
I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO
I LOVE YOU FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS-D FLAT
I SHOULD CARE
I WISH YOU LOVE-C
I’LL REMEMBER APRIL-D
I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN-EB OR F
IF I LOVED YOU
ISN’T SHE LOVELY?
IT HAD TO BE YOU-BB
JUST IN TIME-BB
JUST THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
LA VIE EN ROSE
LEAN ON ME
LOVE-EB
LUSH LIFE
MEMORY-THEME FROM CATS-A FLAT OR C
MISTY-BB
MORE-BB OR F
MY FAVORITE THINGS-E
MY FUNNY VALENTINE-BB OR C
MY MAN-C
NATURE BOY-D MINOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK-A
NIGHT AND DAY
ON A CLEAR DAY-D
OUR DAY WILL COME-EB OR F
PRELUDE TO A KISS-CHART
QUIET NIGHTS- C
ROUTE 66
SATIN DOLL-D
SEA OF LOVE
SEND IN THE CLOWNS-C
SMILE- D FLAT
SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME-G
SONNY
TEACH ME TONIGHT-D
THE “A” TRAIN-C
THE GLORY OF LOVE
THE MAN I LOVE
THE MORE I SEE YOU
THE NEARNESS OF YOU-CHART
THE SECOND TIME AROUND
THE WAVE-D
THE WAY YOU WERE
WHAT WILL BE WILL BE
WHEN SONNY GETS BLUE-F
YES SIR, THAT’S MY BABY-F
YESTERDAY-F
YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL
YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

Top 40
Toni Braxton
Another sad love song
How could an angel break my heart?
I don’t want to
Love should have brought you home
Seven whole days
Spanish guitar
Unbreak my heart
Anita Baker
Body and soul
Fairy tales
Giving you the best that I got
I apologize
More than you know
Mystery
No more tears
No one in the world
Same old love
Watch your step
Whatever it takes
Sade
Paradise
Is it a crime?
Nothing can come between us
No ordinary love
Smooth operator
Bulletproof love
Sweetest taboo
Never as good as the first time
Chaka Kahn
Ain’t nobody
I want your love (new hustle)
I’m every woman
My funny valentine
Sweet thing
Through the fire
Mark Anthony
Am I the only one?
Don’t let me leave
I need to know
My baby you
No one
Remember me
She’s (he’s) been good to me
That’s ok
When I dream at night
You sang to me
Love is all
Gladys Knight
If I was your woman
Midnight train to Georgia
Neither one of us
That’s what friends are for
Wind beneath my wings
You’re the best thing that ever happened to me
Tamia
Officially missing you
Spend my life with you
Whitney Houston
I believe in you and me
I have nothing
I will always love you
I’m every woman
My love is your love
Run to you
Step by step
The greatest love of all
The Shoop-shoop song
When you believe
Where do broken hearts go?
Nora Jones
Cold, cold heart
Fly away with me
Don’t know why
I gotta be with you
Brian McKnight
You could be the one
Shall we begin?
One last cry
Can you read my mind?
Back at one
Home
Cherish
Lonely
Last dance
Stay
Played yourself
Stay or let it go
6,8,12
The police
Can’t stand loosing you
Don’t stand so close to me
Every breath you take
Invisible sun
King of pain
Message in a bottle
Wrapped around your finger
Stevie Wonder
All I do
Don’t worry about a thing
For your love
Forever gold
Higher ground
I just called to say I love you
I wish
Isn’t she lovely?
Lately
Living for the city
My eyes don’t cry
Overjoyed
Redemption song
Ribbon in the sky
Send one your love
Signed. Sealed, Delivered
Sir duke
Superstition
These three words
Where were you when I needed you
You are the sunshine of my life

DANCE SONGS
Boogie oggie oggie-taste of honey
Don’t worry bout a thing
Everybody dance now
Fire
Higher ground
I ain’t over you-Cee Cee Penniston
I will survive
It’s over now-Luther
Last dance-d. Summer
Love what you do for me-incognito
My eyes don’t cry
Show me love-Robin S.

Miscellaneous
7 whole days
All I ever need is you
Always on my mind
Another Saturday night
Anything for you-Gloria Estefan
Band of gold
Blue-Lee Ann Rhimes
Breath again
Bridge over troubled water
Can’t help falling in love
Can’t hide love
Candle in the wind
Change the world-Erik Clapton
Come away with me
Come in from the rain
Could it be I’m falling in love?
Cry me a river
Dance with my father
Deep waters-incognito
Don’t it make my brown eyes blue
Don’t know why-Nora Jones
Dreaming of you-selena
Every time you go away
Falling in & out of love-Alicia Keyes
Gimmie one reason-tracery Chapman
God bless the broken road
God bless the broken road
Heaven-kem
Hero-Mariah Carey
Home (from oz)
Hopelessly devoted
Hotel California-the eagles
I believe I can fly
I can’t make you love me
I can’t tell you why-the eagles
I could fall in love-selena
I love the nightlife
I still believe-Mariah
I try (my world crumbles) Macey Gray
I turn to you
I’ll have to say I love you in a song
I’ll take you there
If I ain’t got you-Alicia Keyes
If you don’t know me by now
In your eyes
It’s not right, but it’s ok
Just the way you were
Killing me softly
Let’s give them something to talk about
Let’s stay together
Minute by minute
More than words-extreme
My girl/My guy
My heart will go on-Celine Dion
Natural woman-Aretha
Ooh baby, baby
Purple rain
Right here waiting
Simply the best-Tina turner
Smooth-Carlos Santana & Rob White
Somewhere over the rainbow
Spend my life with you-Tamia &Erik Benet
Stand by me
Street life
That’s the way it is-Celine Dion
The beautiful ones-Prince
The trouble with love is-Kelley Clarkson
The way you make me feel-Michael Jackson
Till you come back to me-Aretha
Time after time
True colors
Undeniable
Upside down
We belong together-Mariah
When I need you-Leo Sayer
Wonderful tonight-Erik Clapton
Ya gotta be-Desiree
You light up my life
You send me
You’ll never find
You’ve got a friend