Bethia Beadman has true talent... feral and elemental.
Chris Roberts, The Quietus
‘Chinatown’ is released 19th March ’15. Recorded with her band at Real World Studios in her native West Country and mixed in Los Angeles by Sam Bell, BB 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 deluxe 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. Bethia’s show was voted 2nd Favourite Union Chapel Gig of 2014, pipped to the post by Ray Davies. Watch *Live Highlights* here. Bethia’s 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.
Glow Baby Glow shines home like a lantern
Rolling Stone Magazine