Bethany Weimers

Bethany Weimers

 Oxford, England, GBR
BandFolkPop

"Think Florence without the machine or Kate Bush in a cathedral" - With her reputation as a stunning live performer firmly in place, Oxford's atmospheric alt-folk artist Bethany Weimers released her debut album Harpsichord Row in May 2012 to rapturous reviews and widespread critical acclaim.

Biography

Armed with a single microphone, Pro Tools, and a vocal booth fashioned from sleeping bags and an upturned couch, London born, Oxford raised alt-folk artist Bethany Weimers, spent much of 2011 as a bit of a hermit, performing, recording and producing her debut album ‘Harpsichord Row’. The result is a beautifully atmospheric collection of songs with both folk and pop appeal, that draw the listener in with hooky melodies belying their darker content, poignantly exploring the human condition whilst remaining uplifting and life affirming.

Bethany has steadily been building a reputation as a stunning live performer for several years and with Harpsichord Row she has now created something equally mesmerizing on record. Her background in composition (she has a masters degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama) and time spent working as an audio restoration engineer are both evident, as is her passion for story-telling and the craft of songwriting. Influences include The Civil Wars, PJ Harvey and Warpaint and fans have likened her to artists such as Amanda Palmer and Marissa Nadler.

Her songs have been heard on 6 Music and BBC Introducing Oxford, as well as on Amazing Radio and her performances have included repeat appearances at Towersey Folk Festival and Commotion Festival, plus the famous Oxford Punt and Cowley Road Carnival, as well as numerous smaller gigs and festivals.

Harpsichord Row was released by 1784 Records on May 7th 2012 to widespread critical acclaim.

The CD and digital download are available to buy on Bethany’s Bandcamp. Digital purchases are available from all the usual places. Full UK physical distribution will be announced in the Autumn.

Discography

Harpsichord Row - LP, released 2012, 1784 Records
Silver Moon - single, released 2012, 1784 Records

Set List

Length: 25 mins to 40 mins
Material: Original songs

Solo performance: piano / acoustic guitar / vocals