Beth Arentsen

Beth Arentsen


"Take the piano chops of Tori Amos, the self-confessional lyrics of Fiona Apple, the melodic sensibility of Sarah McLachlan and the grit of Rachael Yamagata, mix it all together and you have the sheer brilliance that is singer/songwriter BETH ARENTSEN." Perez Hilton


Hailed by AllMusic, Perez Hilton, and PopMatters as an "artist to watch," NYC/NJ's Beth Arentsen is set to release her new EP "Nicer," following her critically acclaimed, self-released solo debut, SAP (2007). With emotionally charged lyrics, a commanding stage presence and a head-turning voice, Beth draws comparisons to Kate Bush and Alanis Morissette.

Beth Arentsen moved to New York City to study experimental theater at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and to perform her music in Lower Manhattan's music halls. It was her love of songwriting that eventually led Beth to Austin’s SXSW. Armed with a demo and a smile, Beth caught the interest of a Chicago label, NoVo Records, which signed her to be the front woman of the [jazz-funk] band, P-1. Crossing all formats and genres, P-1 released two albums (Step through NoVo/Lightyear/WEA and Power through NoVo/Ryko) enjoyed commercial radio play (including 1 hit "P-1 Groove" on NYC's CD 101.9) and landed songs in film and television (Fox Searchlight's Trust the Man and ABC's Samantha Who?)

Inspired by the success of P-1, Beth focused her energy into a more personal project. The end result was Sap, produced by Jimi Zhivago(Rufus Wainwright) and recorded at The Magic Shop in NYC. Sap departed from the electro vibe of P-1 in favor of a more stripped-down telling of Beth’s tales that dew upon Beth’s early childhood on the ocean and experiences living above the asphalt. Her most recent release, Nicer, fuses together both the acoustic qualities of Sap and the electronic influences of her P-1 albums.

Beth regularly performs in New York City at Joe's Pub and The Living Room and in Asbury Park, NJ at The Saint and Twisted Tree. Other national venues include: The Metro (Chicago), Eisenhower Park Summer Stage (Long Island, NY), the John Drew Theater (East Hampton, NY) as well as many festivals, colleges, benefits and product launches including, Scion. She has also appeared live on commercial and satellite radio and morning television.

For inquiries, contact Flying Perfect Media:

Digital Lover written by Beth Arentsen and Anton Bass featured in an episode of Samantha Who?


2009 "Nicer" EP self-release
2007 "Sap" self-release
2006 "Power" Forever Soul/3MD/RYKO/WMG
2004 "Step" NoVo/Lightyear/WEA

Radio Play:
"Spider" being played on 90.5 WBJB, also chosen for station's 2008 Spring Membership Drive CD Sampler.

Additional spins on
Sirius Satellite Radio

2008 Asbury Music Award Nominee:
Top Female Acoustic Act
Top Keyboard Player

Borders Emerging Artist Series Performer 2008
past performers include Nicole Atkins & Chris Barron

Set List

1. Sap
2. Spider
3. Captain of Me
4. Gossip Queen
5. Earthquake
6. Nicer
7. Like They Care
8. Used to Dream
9. Conquistadora

45-50 minutes

Covers include:
Call Me - Blondie
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar
So Much Trouble in the World - Bob Marley