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’.
In 2006, Rowley recorded a song entitled ‘Too much too late’ written by Bristol based singer/songwriter Steven Reid Williams in a collaboration featured on the album ‘Corners’. In the same year she provided the vocals on Nostalgia77’s track ‘Quiet Dawn’ from their album ‘Everything Under the Sun’.
Rowley recorded a song called “Careless Talk” for the soundtrack to the new film featuring Keira Knightley called The Edge of Love.
On 22 October 2008, Rowley appeared with Burt Bacharach on the BBC Electric Proms series, singing 24 Hours from Tulsa.
On 9 January 2009, a short clip of her song “Sweet Hours” was played on UK soap Hollyoaks on E4. On 20 January 2009, Rowley was nominated for a Brit Award in the category for Best British Female Solo Artist.
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