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Beth Rowley

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Bristol, England (2004 – present)

Beth Rowley (born in October 1981 to British parents in Lima, Peru) is an English singer-songwriter who moved to Bristol, England when she was two years old.

In 2000, Rowley teamed up with Jazz saxophonist Ben Castle (son of British entertainer Roy Castle), who was well-known for his work with Jamie Cullum. She began writing her own material and with Castle’s encouragement and assistance she released three EPs, Beth Rowley (2004), Sweet Hours (2006) and Violets (2007). From the Violets EP she released a single entitled, ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’ which was the iTunes ‘Single of the Week’ for December 2007.

Rowley has collaborated with other artists and bands, including Crowded House on their Time on Earth album providing backing vocals for the song “Transit Lounge” and Duke Special, who joined her for a duet on her début album, Little Dreamer.

Rowley’s album entitled “Little Dreamer” was released in the UK on the 19 May 2008, and went straight into the UK album charts at number 6. On 4 February 2008, the lead single, “Oh My Life”(released on 3 March 2008) from the forthcoming album was featured as ‘BBC Radio 2 Record of the Week’. The second single of from the album is called ‘So Sublime’ and was released on 12 May 2008.

Rowley attended The Edge of Love world premiere on the 18 June, which marked the opening of the Edinburgh Film Festival. Based on the life of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, The Edge of Love opened nationwide from 27 June. The soundtrack to the film, for which Rowley recorded the exclusive track, ‘Careless Talk’.

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