Beth Williams, UK artist
17 years old Beth Williams is from Barry, South Wales UK.
Discovered singing in a talent contest at the age of 13, Beth was signed to a development and management deal with Blue Zoo Music Ltd.
Beth entered the Welsh version of the X-Factor (The Wow Factor) when she was 14 and got through to the final 3 only to be disqualified for being under age.
Work started on Beth’s album in the spring of 2005.Robbie Reed from Prog Rock band Magenta along with label CEO Mickey Keen, and Beth herself, started sifting though the hundreds of tapes and CD submitted to find the songs that comprise Beth’s debut album.
Both local and International writers wwhich include Simon Climie, Dennis Morgan and Steve Diamond, have contributed great songs towards this first offering from Beth.
Music video for Beth Williams. Greenscreen live action, composited in After Effects with a Japanese watercolour theme. Blue Zoo Music Ltd.
During the recording Beth was invited by the BPI and AIM to sing at the Popkomm (05) Best of British showcase held at the Berlin British Embassy.
In February 06 Beth was invited to sing an entry for the S4C TV production of the Welsh song contest, ‘Can I Gwmru’.
The next day Beth was flown out to Euro Disney to film a slot for a St Davids Day S4C TV special of their pop show ‘Popty’.
Beth’s performance was noted as “world class” by the TV crews that attended the shoot.
In March 2007 Beth was invited to sing a track from her album on the Tinopolis TV produced afternoon chat show Wedi 3.
She has since sung for Welsh MP Peter Hain and guests at his Whitehall, London office for the launch of the Citylife Urban Regeneration Bonds Scheme. Beth has since been asked to act as an ambassador for the scheme.
Beth recently appeared at the prestigious Cardiff International Arena (CIA), opening the WME Welsh Business Awards of the Year gala dinner.
Beth lists her influences as Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Matt Monroe, Al Jolson, Ray Charles and Michael Buble.
“ this girl can really sing…..she looks great too….she’s going to be big…a huge talent”
Veteran US producer Buddy Bregman, producer of Frank Sinatra/Ella Fitzgerald/Bobby Darin/Sarah Vaughan/ Sammy Davis Jnr/ Lena Horne.
“ Beth is the whole package…talent as good as this arrives once in a blue moon…simply awesome”
Mike Longley. Head of Music, BBC Radio Wales.
“ How can anyone so young have such a great voice and look so good….she’s just amazing”
Real Radio Exec.
“ Beth can sing anything…this is a remarkable debut album…she has the vocal ability and strength rarely seen in someone so young….and if “Love is Sunshine” isn’t a hit I’ll eat my hat”.
Maria Daines US artiste and songwriter.