Bethia is the real thing.. a rarity, an original..
a cross between Ziggy Stardust and Maria Callas
Chris Roberts, The Quietus
Recorded with her band at Real World Studios in her native West Country and mixed in Los Angeles, BB’s new album ‘Chinatown’ celebrates a once a decade UK heat wave that finds her London streets glowing like the desert of her longing – static electrics on the salt plains and heavy southern love numbers. Available here on limited edition vinyl and CD.
A child ballerina, ever in search of the ecstatic and transformative, Bethia read Theology and Sanskrit at Cambridge. She has sung in a choir at the Vatican, supported Pete Doherty, played Glastonbury numerous times, the Isle of Wight and the Festival of the Dark Mountain, toured to Albania and lived in Hollywood with Courtney Love while playing piano in Hole. She also went on a waterfall tour of Cornwall in folk-rock band Circulus.
Bethia’s show was voted 2nd Favourite Union Chapel Gig of 2014, pipped to the post by Ray Davies. Watch *Live Highlights* here. Her video ‘Fire’, an alchemical journey by LA artist Mason Jar, won Best Music Video at Cannes Independent Film Festival (2012) and the Gold Prize Award at Alameda, San Francisco.
She has lived now for seven years in Homerton, in a roadside bedroom with a copper cowboy bath. No sooner would her velvet voice mend your night’s sleep than it would break raw your heart.