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"Moody Sexiness"

beach is one of the gems of the beautiful South Pacific. Perfect to de-stress after life catches up with you. Favorites must be the hypnotic "Janey" , the sensual moodiness of "walking wild", the road trip acoustic "coolest light" , a quiet tear for "march angel" and the melancholic optimism of "nothing". Jessie Coutts' voice sends shivers through my speakers and her moody sexiness made a fan out of me. - Julien Calrique - CDB - Julien Calrique


"Stunning first album"

Jessie Coutts and her band beach deliver a stunning first album full of the mysteries of the South Pacific. Her voice is full of understated beauty and haunting melody. A smooth, layered sound. (Moody and captivating live show too...)
- Helena Kernova - Music EX
- Music EX


"Dream like"

Brooding, dream-like and sophisticated, Beach, with it's
songwriting team of Jessie Coutts and Mathurin Molgat,
shimmers with musical maturity. Coutts' voice - the CDs
centerpiece - sits on a bed of heavily processed guitars,
keyboards and percussion at times blending to become
another instrument. "Janey" features a hypnotic vocal refrain
which gets under the skin. Unusual but effective song
structures and loping, sometimes brooding grooves
reminiscent of UK band Portishead.
- Kevin Thomas- Mountain Scene - Mountain Scene


"Warm Breeze"

...a warm breeze blows through this debut album by New Zealand band "beach". Beautiful melodies from sexy vocalist Jessie Coutts whose voice soars through 11 finely crafted songs supported by
stellar musicianship. Subtle hints of Morcheeba. "4stars+"
- Brendan Jimminey - Sounds Alive
- Sounds Alive


"colourful palette"

Beautifully recorded and presented. A unique album full of inspiration and smooth sounds. A very colourful palette, a road less travelled definitely worth the journey. BRAVO... We want some more. - Baxter Music


"sound of the south pacific"

Fronted by the soulful voice of Jessie Coutts and with music by Mathurin Molgat,
Iain McNally, Paul Pasmore and Randy Cooke, Beach is New Zealand music with a difference.
The music is warm, mellow and soothing - designed with the soul in mind.
The sound of the South Pacific.

Beach's show sold out at the prestigious NXNE Festival in Toronto, Canada -
and it was this place that they decided to record this album.
It was mixed at New Zealand's very own York Street Studios.

This album will truly surprise you. It is a pleasure to give this album away
as a bonus in the muzic.net.nz March competition.

- Shade - muzic.net.nz - music.net.nz


Discography

beach - Album released 2002
Avaialble through CD Baby, iTunes, Rhapsody, Tower Records and through record stores.
Available on CD and vinyl

Radio airplay on major stations and student radio.

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Bio

Beach is fronted by beautiful vocalist and songwriter Jessie Coutts. Formed by Jessie and Guitarist/Songwriter Mathurin Molgat in 1998, Beach have performed around the globe and were featured artists at the NXNE Festival in Toronto, Canada where they played to sold out audiences. Beach were featured artists at the APRA Silver Scroll and are available through CDBaby, iTunes and records stores.

Beach's stage show is relaxed and moody like their music. Jessie has an arresting stage personality and a smooth and sexy voice with amazing range and subtlety.

Beach have released 1 album to critical acclaim and are in mid production of their second album. The album "beach" features 11 songs ranging from the acoustic road trip/trance of Coolest Light to the dense longing of Walking Wild.

The band is Jessie Coutts - vocals/songs, Mathurin Molgat - guitars/songs, Iain McNally - guitar/keys, Paul Pasmore - bass and Randy Cooke - drums/ percussions. Don Rooke is featured on several tracks playing Kona. The album was recorded and mixed by L.Stu Young (Prince/Musicology) in New Zealand and Canada and produced by Iain McNally and beach.

Vocalist and co-writer Jessie Coutts spent her childhood singing to the winds of New Zealands' rugged Southland coast. Inspired by a family of musicians, she has followed her muse around the world. Her writing style is personal, full of imagery and is carried by her soothing, floating melodies.