Imagine the sonic signature of an artist whose early influences include Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s,” Veruca Salt, Tool, ‘90s grunge and Hall & Oates. Of course, the customary next statement is supposed to neatly reveal that Rama Duke—the namesake of this bio—is that very vocalist. Ask Rama to define her style: “Loud, passionate and unapologetic,” she says. “I might call it ‘grunge soul’.”That soon led to Rama’s signing with Hollywood Records, which itself was on fire with Hillary Duff, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Breaking Benjamin and Plain White T's. She has worked with a lot of producers, from Jazzy Jeff to Scott Storch and Dallas Austin.