SheBeat picked up her guitar and stepped into the live music scene in Liverpool at the end of 2012. Singing original songs from the start, filling the in-between bits with stories and smiles, SheBeat isn't quite like anyone else. After a gigtastic year learning her stage craft on the open mic scene in Liverpool, Chester and surrounding North West region, SheBeat was soon being booked for billed gigs and local festivals.
In 2014, SheBeat published a self-titled debut EP featuring tracks Mine, Freaky Crazy, Always on the Run and She Never Sleeps Alone. Recorded by producer Darren Jones at his home studio in L8, with Beach Boys-style keys and backing vocals from We Are Catchers' Peter Jackson.
Next release followed in 2015 and her second EP recorded at Liverpool's prestigious The Motor Museum Studios with new producer James Mellor. Featuring title track Feels Like, Rainproof, Yours Sincerely, and for a limited edition CD, recordings of Until Now and Hairy Boy Blues. This time SheBeat took a more stripped-back approach with no frills to try and capture the intimate experience of her live performances.
In 2018 SheBeat released her recording of Until Now as a digital single for the first time, then in summer 2019, she released a live recording of Feels Like, recorded live at The Bedford in Balham.
A third EP was released November 2019, recorded, mixed and mastered at DROMA Records with producer Jack Tasker in his Birmingham home studio. Featuring three new songs including title track Catch Your Breath, Untethered (co-written with friend Dave Ridley) and Impossible on the digital edition, plus a new stripped-back recording of her fan-favourite Freaky Crazy on the CD edition.
In 2020 SheBeat released the fan-favourite Marry Me, in time for February's Leap Day. Then popular lockdown release, Lockdown Limbo, followed in May. The song written during the early COVID lockdown, was produced remotely with help from Brawsome Productions' Ian White in Edinburgh. In June, another fan-favourite song, Hairy Boy Blues, was released on Bandcamp and a physical CD compilation from Birmingham indie label Die Das Der to raise funds to support small venues in Birmingham closed due to the ongoing pandemic.
A live highlight was securing a spot at Liverpool Soundcity festival in 2018 and enjoying good response from the teatime crowd. In 2019 SheBeat was invited to return to LSC which was another successful show in the intimate setting of Hobo Kiosk, plus spots at the conference Soundcity+ with an interested industry audience.
Venues, events and festivals include: Cavern Club & Pub (all stages), Liverpool Soundcity (Titanic Hotel/ Unit 51/ Hobo Kiosk), Liverpool International Music Festival (Sefton Park bandstand & other venues), Beyond the Beaten Track Festival, Liverpool Acoustic, Liverpool LEAF, International Pop Overthrow Festival, Threshold Festival, Baltic Creative, Camp and Furnace, Constellations, Liverpool Bluecoat, Beerdfest, Sound Food and Drink, Heebie Jeebies, The Jacaranda, Central Perk, Shenanigans, Alexanders Chester, The Shipping Forecast, Blue Cat Cafe Heaton Moor, The Whisky Jar Manchester, Studio 2 @ Liverpool's Parr St Studios, The Woodman Highgate, Tabernacle Talgarth, Magnet Bar (host for Mellowtone), Dublin Castle Camden, Bier Writers Club, Liverpool Live TV Red Sofa Sessions, Roundhouse Leicester, The West Brooklyn NY, The Ritz Penzance, Vanilla Truro, The Deck Perranporth, Lusty Glaze Beach (Woodburner Sessions) Newquay, Make Liverpool, The Great Estate Festival BBC Introducing stage, Sofar Sounds Liverpool, Hare & Hounds Birmingham, Drayton Manor theme park for Free Radio, The Labor in Vain Fitzroy Melbourne, RSL Paddington Sydney, The Bedford Balham, The JamHouse Birmingham, Ugly Mug Sequel Santa Cruz, Key Theatre (Glasshouse Acoustic Sessions) Peterborough, Love Lane Brewery, Lamb & Flag Worcester, Worcester Music Festival, Artefact Stirchley, The Townhouse Stratford, Rock and Roll Brewhouse Jewellery Quarter, 1000 Trades Birmingham, Box Glasgow, HMV Vault (instore), One Crown Watford, GigBuddies Coronavirus Festival (online stream for lockdown 0.1), BBC Edinburgh Festival.
National radio playlisting and interviews include:
BBC Local English Regions (Alex Lester), BBC Merseyside & Liverpool Live - Billy Butler, BBC Introducing Merseyside/ Cornwall/ West Midlands, BBC Upload West Midlands, Radio City Liverpool, SoHo Radio - Zoe Howe Rock & Roll Witch, Exile FM - Trust the Doc, Cam Glen Radio - Scots Way Hae!, BBC West Midlands Sunny & Shay, Brum Radio, You Haven't Heard This Music Podcast, Ship Full of Bombs, Sunny G Radio, WigWam Radio, Riverside Radio, Phoenix FM (Berlingo, Aus).
2017 launched SheBeat Meets - a live podcast featuring chat and live performance from local singer-songwriters, picked up by Brum Radio with over 50 episodes available on Mixcloud and fiercely fighting for gender balance, because, the future. New episodes coming soon with a Scottish community station.
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"Moody, 60s, Nancy Sinatra style, really cool" Zoe Howe, Harbour Bazaar for Ship Full of Bombs
"So catchy" Henry Liston BBC Upload West Midlands
"Sassy from the off - we're big fans" BBC Introducing
"Feel good, romantic and uplifting tracks" The Guide, Liverpool
"Gentle, uplifting and insanely catchy" Ryan's Gig Guide - featured artist/ cover December 2019
"Gentle set of clever, funny tunes... Lovely." Getintothis (Liverpool Soundcity 2019)
"This is good, and I like it" Alan McGee (Talgarth, Tabernacle)
"Great songs" Billy Butler, BBC Radio Merseyside
"A stripped back, acoustic feel that will pull your heartstrings and make you stick it on repeat" Mogg Blog
"The vocals are adorable, they float softly alongside the acoustic guitar and have the magical power to make you smile... If your head is cluttered or stressed, listen to SheBeat to wind down" SLAP Mag
"SheBeat has authentic charm which makes her music stand out about the flood of acoustic singer songwriters out there today." My Random Jukebox
2014 SheBeat 4 track EP CD/ Digital release
2016 Feels Like 5 track EP CD/ 3 track Digital release
2018 Until Now single Digital re-release
2019 Feels Like (Live at the Bedford) Digital release
2019 Catch Your Breath 3 track EP CD/ Digital release
2020 Marry Me single Digital release
2020 Lockdown Limbo single Digital release
SheBeat loves social with over 3000 followers across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @shebeatmusic.
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