Tuesday saw the launch of Beth Keeping’s Fool EP in her home town of Woking at the Cellar Magneval wine bar.
BY line – Mike Wheeler
On entering the bar, you are greeted with a sense of warmth. The staff were friendly and greeted you like a long lost friend. It was so refreshing to find a bar where staff knew how to hold bottles, airate and then pour the drink. A lovely venue and cosy.
The evening began with another local singer/songwriter, Rebecca Jayne. Rebecca performed 7 songs and I was taken aback by the haunting quality of her voice that drew me in from the first note. Rebecca accompanied herself on guitar and came across confidently switching between strumming and finger picking. She began with Here In Town and The Travelling Song before playing her next single, Hold Me Close, although there isn’t a release date for the track yet. She then did her first cover of the evening, a wonderful version of Johnny Cash’s Fulsom Prison Blues. Next up was I’m Not Saying I Don’t Love You and Rock & Roll from her Rebecca Jayne EP. She finished with a cover of Ralph McTell’s Streets Of London. Her YouTube video of this track has had over 15,000 views already.
I look forward to hearing a lot more in the future form Rebecca and I recommend you go and see her play live. LINKS BELOW
Fresh from a successful writing trip to Nashville, Beth stepped up to the mic to launch her new EP, Fool (number 3 in the iTunes chart). Beth began with Stranger In The Same City which was released in March and November’s Dodged A Bullet. Naked was about being able to be vulnerable amongst friends. She then switched to piano for a cover of Man I Feel Like A Woman. Beth followed with the title track of her EP, Fool and then I Didn’t Know It Til Now. She then switched back to guitar for I Just Want It To End Well and finished with No Hard Feelings.
Beth has an excellent rapport with the audience and it felt like a conversation between friends. Beth is heading out on tour soon as part of the Write Like A Girl tour with Emily Faye and Vic Allen. Go check Beth out and download Beth’s EP.
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Beth – tracks
Strangers In The Same City
Dodged A Bullet
Man I Feel Like A Woman
I Didn’t Know It Til Now
I Just Want It To End Well
No Hard Feelings
Rebecca – tracks
Here In Town
The Travelling Song
Hold Me Close
Fulsom City Blues
I’m Not Saying I Don’t Love You
Rock & Roll
Streets Of London.