17-18-19 August 2012 / De Montfort Hall & Gardens, Leicester

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Beth Rowley

4:25pm, Sunday, The Watering Hole

Beth Rowley

Hailing from Bristol, Beth Rowley is known for her rich soulful voice and love of Blues and Gospel. Following the huge success of her UK top 10 album Little Dreamer in 2008, for which she was nominated a Brit Award, she's now back after working on her much anticipated second album - due out later this year.

Performing a handful of sell-out shows this summer, Beth says 'I'm very excited about finishing my new album, I've had the opportunity to explore my next steps musically. I've been revisiting old blues and gospel and looking at ways to include some of my musical heroes - such as Captain Beefheart, Emmylou Harris, Ron Sexsmith and Mahalia Jackson. Expect lots more guitar and lashings of harmonica."

The period since Little Dreamer has also seen Beth's film debut with the release of Oscar nominated Brit flick An Education, starring Carey Mulligan and directed by Danish director Lone Scherfig. Beth's cameo role as the nightclub singer received rave reviews as did her theme song You Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger written with collaborator Ben Castle.

Beth has appeared on stage with some giants of the music world including Burt Bacharach at the Electric Proms, David Arnold (James Bond), and as Angelo Badalamenti's personal guest (David Lynch's right hand man) at Ghent film Festival. Beth also performed at Willie Nelsons 4th July Back Yard Festival in Austin alongside Ray Wylie Hubbard.

"Her voice is astonishing. She projects to the rafters without any apparent effort." The Independent