about

Beth grew up in Hackney, East London.  She has a bachelor's degree in composing from Durham University (2013) and a master's in musicology from the University of Amsterdam (2015). From 2016 to 2019 she studied jazz voice, theory and arranging at the Amsterdam Conservatory (to graduate level, as a contract-student).

 

 

composer/arranger

Beth  has worked as a session vocalist, songwriter and arranger for and/or with numerous artists including Rudimental, John Newman, Bondax, Kidnap Kid, and MNEK. Beth's voice has featured on three UK number one albums and many other songs that have reached global audiences. She is frequently asked to compose for artists in the popular and electronic music genres and is highly regarded in this industry, particularly for her backing vocal writing. Beth has arranged professionally for strings, big band, SATB & SSSA choir, and jazz & pop ensembles; some of which have been heard on TV and radio, both in the UK and internationally. Beth is currently working on her solo album, which will feature original compositions that blend jazz, pop, and folk.

performer

Beth has performed as  backing vocalist for numerous artists including Rudimental, John Newman and James Newman. As lead vocalist Beth has perormed with ensembles such as the Seven Steps Big Band,  the Kew Wind Orchestra, and the Sam Newbould Quintet.

past highlights

- Later... with Jools Holland (BBC, televised)

- The Royal Albert Hall (London)

- The Jazz Café (London)

- The Vortex (London)

- Pizza Express Live (Soho)

- Upstairs @ Ronnie's (Soho)

- Shoreditch House (London)

- Love Supreme Festival (UK)

- Beacons Festival (UK)

- The Big Chill Festival (UK)

- Theatre Carré (Amsterdam)

- Studio Bethlehemkerk 150 (Amsterdam)

educator

Beth has been working as a freelance vocal coach and ensemble leader for the past ten years - in the UK, France, and The Netherlands. Currently based in Amsterdam,  Beth runs four choirs including The New Amsterdam Gospel Group and Sing International Amsterdam. Beth has been invited to lead the graduation choir for the Amsterdam University College three years running and in 2019, she co-lead an ensemble that won the prestigious Grote Prijs van  Nederland.  Beth has undoubtedly solidified her place in the Dutch choral scene.

musicologist

In 2016 Beth won the Popular Music Thesis Prize given by the Royal Society for Music History of The Netherlands, for her research into jazz festivals and their relationship to heritage sites and colonial histories. In 2017 she traveled to Curacao to conduct research into local tensions between the tourism, festival, and heritage sectors. An article was later published in the Journal for Heritage Studies (2019).