15 February 2021

SheBeat new release So Into You EPK

 


So Into You is the latest release from Leith singer-songwriter SheBeat (Jodie Schofield). 

The Liverpool born, North Edinburgh based artist recorded shore sounds from the stunning coast at Prestonpans over the summer and decided to mix them with this track, in a bid to create the siren song.

Released for first listen via Bandcamp and Patreon to encourage fans to choose the artist-friendly platforms, a homemade video promo will follow on her YouTube channel, and streaming on all music platforms to follow this month. TikTok friends, go crazy!

It's a love song written recently, SheBeat Jodie said: "The gentle lapping shore sounds really set the pace, I played electric guitar for this, instead of usual acoustic, to enable a slower strum, and since it's a love song I tried a softer vocal, like a whisper to a lover, hopefully if you listen with headphones you'll hear the sentiment. The water should lap back and forth too!" 

Edinburgh producer Ian 'Sons of the Descent' White added subterranean keys, lead guitar magic and percussion loops to the track, and the artwork features a picture from North Edinburgh shore. 

SheBeat Jodie explains: "The artwork features the shore, because it became such an integral part of the sound of this track. I am in love with the coast at North Edinburgh, filling my socials with colourful sunsets and water landscapes. Being from Liverpool, I grew up by the water, singing sailor songs, hearing about smuggled rum and transatlantic maritime life. This soundscape is a hat tip to that rich river city history."


New music in 2021 for SheBeat, include a Beat Zine and debut album. Hear SheBeat news first via my Patreon, or join my mailing list - email shebeatmusic @ gmail.com

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25 January 2021

SheBeat Believe 2021 (EPK)

 


Believe is the latest release from Leith-based singer-songwriter SheBeat aka Jodie Schofield. 

The Liverpool born, Edinburgh based artist wanted to release the song about making a difference and being the best you can be to help combat the winter blues, which feel even more stark this year thanks to covid and lockdown life. 

Released for first listen via Bandcamp and Patreon to encourage fans to choose the artist-friendly platforms, a homemade slideshow video promo is also up on her YouTube channel and streaming on all music platforms to follow this week. TikTok, we await your Midas touch!

It's a song SheBeat wrote back in 2014 and first recorded during the sessions for her debut EP (SheBeat) as a free download on Soundcloud for kindness project Be Lovely Day in January 2015. A popular track with fans and live audiences, a 2021 revisit felt timely. 

SheBeat Jodie said: "With everything against us for the start of the year with lockdown fatigue and covid anxiety, it's an uplifting song about taking life by the love handles and making your best (lockdown) life happen. My Dad always tells me to believe in myself and it's a really empowering simple message I want to share... and remind myself of!" 

The track was recorded with the help of Edinburgh producer Ian 'Sons of the Descent' White, and the artwork features a portrait painted by SheBeat friend, and Glasgow-based artist, Tom Heinsohn. 

SheBeat Jodie explains: "The artwork shows me flying through the local landscape of North Edinburgh, like a Monty Python character, spreading hope and smiles. Tom had created the portrait for my birthday last year and I superimposed it onto a shot I'd recently taken in Newhaven harbour."

New music plans for 2021 are afoot for SheBeat, including a new BeatZine and debut album. Hear SheBeat news first via my Patreon, or join my mailing list - email shebeatmusic @ gmail.com

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30 April 2020

SheBeat EPK 2020



SHORT BIO

SheBeat is a UK singer songwriter with perfect portions of hum-along, toe-tapping acoustic indie folk. Three self-published EPs have been well-received by fans and are available on all popular digital platforms for streaming. This storytelling indie artist loves performing live to audiences of all sizes, with plenty of intimate gigs and festival stages under her belt. Influences are sixties pop, nineties indie and troubadour singer-songwriters like Courtney Barnett, PJ Harvey, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton and Paul McCartney.


REVIEWS

"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

RELEASES

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

SOCIAL

SheBeat loves social with over 3000 followers across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter @shebeatmusic. Soundcloud streaming alone has seen 3500+ track plays.

Linktree for social and streaming links https://linktr.ee/shebeatmusic

Soundcloud

www.soundcloud.com/shebeat

YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpigLVJghmRINVe0pnQtDgQ

Blog

www.shebeat.co.uk


PLANS

Debut album 2020/2021, more video and streaming content @shebeatmusic, reaching new audiences through live performance around the UK.

LONG BIO

SheBeat picked up her guitar and stepped into the live music scene in Liverpool at the end of the summer 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 area, SheBeat soon graduated to 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 in a home studio by producer Darren Jones, with Beach Boys-style keys and backing vocals from We Are Catchers' Peter Jackson.
Next chance to record was 2015 and a second EP at The Motor Museum with producer James Mellor. Featuring title track Feels Like, Rainproof, Yours Sincerely, and for the limited edition CD, recordings of Until Now and Hairy Boy Blues. Going for a more stripped-back sound with no frills to try and capture the live, 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 in November 2019, recorded, mixed and mastered at DROMA Records with Jack Tasker in Birmingham. Featuring 3 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 audience-favourite Freaky Crazy on the CD edition.

In 2020 SheBeat released single Marry Me, for Leap Day. The latest release, Lockdown Limbo, is out on May 3. The song was written during the early days of COVID lockdown, and produced remotely with help from Brawsome Productions' Ian White in Edinburgh. All singles and EPs are available for streaming and downloads on SheBeat Records published via Ditto Music.

LIVE

A live highlight was securing a spot at Liverpool Soundcity festival in 2018 and enjoying a good reception. In 2019 SheBeat was invited to return to LSC which was another successful show, plus spots at the conference Soundcity+ gave her 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 @ 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.

RADIO

National radio playlisting and interviews include:

BBC Merseyside Billy Butler, BBC Introducing Merseyside, Radio City Liverpool,  BBC Introducing Cornwall, BBC Upload West Midlands, BBC West Midlands Sunny & Shay, BBC Local Radio England network - Alex Lester, Brum Radio, YHHTMP, Ship Full of Bombs, Riverside Radio.

PODCAST

2017 saw the launch of 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.

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