Cliff Beach
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Cliff Beach

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
Band R&B Funk




"Cliff Beach-Music Connection Live Review at Harvelle's Santa Monica"

"Cliff shows immediately kick up comparisons to bands like Redbone and Robert Randolph & the Family band. Their Charisma is essential to the live presentation... (they really) Let the Funk Flow!" - Music Connection Magazine

"Cliff Beach Song Premiere- You're a mean one Mr. Grinch"

Singer/songwriter Cliff Beach released his debut full-length album, The Gospel According to Cliff Beach, earlier this year. Now, he shares with the world his take on the holiday song, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” The tune was originally written and composer for the 1966 cartoon special Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Beach tells us that he wanted to do a Christmas song that hadn’t been covered much and explains that his version “takes it from novelty to soul-jazz classic, making it more easy to listen to, with less dramatic stops and having a Ray Charles meets Stray Cats flavor.” -

"Cliff Beach: Live at NAMM Album Review"

“Cliff Beach...preaches the good word, with an infectious positivism that shines through his music. ” - Relix magazine

"Cliff Beach on CNN with Dynaudio Unheard series Live at NAMM"

Shipping containers turned recording studios
Dynaudio loudspeakers is making it easier for unsigned artists to record their music, with a studio made from shipping containers. Rick Damigella reports. Featuring La Funk Artist Cliff Beach. - CNN Entertainment

"Blue Bloods: Cliff Beach"

“US Soul-Bluesman with attitude and a sparkling confidence that shines at every turn as he looks ahead to a bright future.” - Blues Matters Magazine

"Grand Prize Winner John Lennon Songwriting Contest R&B- Cliff Beach"

“You’re awesome Cliff! So pumped you’re a winner (of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Session 1 in R&B category for Confident).” - John Lennon Songwriting Contest

"Video Premiere: Cliff Beach & the MB’s “Confident”"

“Cliff Beach's latest single with backing band The MB's, 'Confident' [is a]...Funky Track...[with] swagger...” - Relix magazine

"Cliff Beach & The MB's Confident Single Review"



“Cliff Beach deftly delivers high energy soul for the festival masses.” - Glide Magazine

"The Gospel According to Cliff Beach Album Review"

“Cliff Beach... is a name worth keeping an eye on.” - Blues Matters Magazine

"Video premiere: Cliff Beach, ‘Save My Soul’"

“Cliff Beach is an old-school soul man.” - Buzz Bands LA

"Cliff Beach-Let Me Down (Acoustic)-First Listen-On"

Berklee College of Music graduate Cliff Beach is now a popular L.A. singer and songwriter who is probably best known in SoCal for his funky music. But he goes a different direction on his new album,Stripped Down & Unplugged. And he opens with an acoustic version of one of his prior funk hits, “Let Me Down.” It is a soul song with a clear folk edge to it, and it definitely works.

As Cliff describes it, "Many of my songs are about relationships that did not work out, but I feel this one is one of my most poignant songs to date. It is always amazing to me that I am able to write songs that tell a story, with lyrics that resonate with the listener. 'If you're gonna let me down, let me down easy... let me down slow... let me down gently, baby, gonna let me down, just let me know!' All I can do is be real, be honest, be Cliff Beach and this acoustic version of this song off my latest EP "Stripped Down & Unplugged" allows the listener to go one the journey with me, and really hear the melody and the lyrics well, while I get to emote and bear my soul. It's very therapeutic and cathartic for me and I hope you all enjoy"

Check out Cliff Beach’s “Let Me Down” and tell us what you think!

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"Cliff Beach Music Connection Live Review at Three Clubs Hollwood"

Music Connection Live Review
Three Clubs Hollywood, CA
The Players: Cliff Beach, keyboard, vocals;
Luis Narino, guitar, backup vocals; Tony
Hampton, drums; Alex Romero, bass;
Joe Albano, soprano sax; Evan Mackey,
trombone; Ruben Salinas, tenor saxophone.
Material: You cannot help but feel like you’ve
been let in on a secret as you swing open the
vintage tufted door that opens up into Three
Clubs where a disco ball illuminates a painting
of Billy Dee Williams holding a can of Colt
45. The opening act, Noble Creatures, refer
to themselves as a Transformer band since
nearly half of them perform with Cliff Beach
and vice versa for an evening that recalls an
old-school revue.
If a mix tape is a love letter to audio, then
Cliff Beach is a love letter to funk and soul
music. The set includes an eclectic selection of
sounds that remain cohesive in lyrical theme.
“Delilah” is one such mashup that includes
references to “Too Close” (Alex Clare), “Toxic”
(Britney Spears), “I Kissed A Girl” (Katy Perry)
and two snippets from Erykah Badu, “On And
On” and “Appletree.” There are a few straight
covers in the set, like “Love Interruption” (Jack
White) and “Lonely Boy” (Black Keys). The
latter is a slowed down version with a ska
chorus which appears on the newest Beach
Musicianship: The show is polished and
allows room for moderate improvisation.
Bassist Romero really holds together “Let Me
Down” while Narino’s guitar lends a SoCal
sound with crunchy, warm tones. Albano
rocks a sweet sax solo on “Joy.” Hampton
bridges tempos as stark as gospel and big
band with ease. The interplay between horns
and strings is balanced and noncompetitive.
In his frontman role, Beach excels at isolating
key riffs to rally the crowd while the band
make each cover their own—expanding upon
the original compositions with fun bass and
horn combos.
Performance: Playful and personable with the
crowd, Cliff Beach is a gifted band leader who
used facial expressions and hand gestures
when introducing his songs. The band’s
James Brown influence came through for the
perfect funky opener “Joy,” with lots of hand
clapping and call-and-response composition.
The entire band were interactive and
engaging, and their enthusiasm even inspired
the audience to begin line dancing.

Summary: CBM’s show is pegged as a “Hot
Mess,” while the calibre of the musicianship is
anything but. Beach is a graduate of Berklee
College of Music in Boston, and Narino holds a
B.A. in music composition from the University
of Kansas. What really takes these performers
up a notch is their ability to leave an audience
thoroughly entertained. – Brooke Trout - Music Connection Magazine


"Who The Funk is Cliff Beach?" released July 2013. Nominated for 3 LA Music Awards and one Hollywood and Media award.

"Stripped Down and Unplugged" released Sept 2014.

"The Gospel According to Cliff Beach"- released Oct 2017, Winner of a Global Music Award, nominated for an Independent Music Award, best Funk/Fusion/Jam.

" Movin' On" feat. Alex Nester, release April 2019 (single).

"Confident" feat. The MB's released May 2019 (single), 200K Streams on Spotify, on the All Funked Up and Funk Drive Playlists, Winner of a Global Music Award and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize in R&B.

Live at NAMM- released Sept 2019 with Dynaudio, featured on CNN.

You're a mean one mister Grinch feat The MB's released Nov 2019 (single), Featured in Jazziz Magazine.



Funk music artist Cliff Beach has been performing live for more than 16 years in Los Angeles. The Berklee-trained singer/songwriter/keyboardist and DC native has created a style of music he coins as “Nu-funk”, a hybrid of soul, traditional R&B, funk and neo-soul which he performs regularly throughout Southern California. In 2013, Cliff released the highly anticipated “Who the Funk is Cliff Beach?” EP, independently, which was nominated for three LA Music Awards including “Record of the Year” and one Hollywood Music in Media award. Cliff also received national press in a featured live review in Music Connection Magazine in Nov. 2013 and was a featured performer at TEDx Napa Valley in March 2014.. Cliff’s last album entitled “The Gospel According to Cliff Beach”, which was nominated for an Independent Music Award (Funk/Fusion Jam Album); winner of 2 Global Music Awards. Cliff is a voting Member of NARAS, a Songwriter and Publisher with BMI and an award-winning member of Toastmasters International. Booking by Definitive Talents worldwide. Distribution by California Soul Music. Endorsed by TC Helicon and Nord Keyboards. His latest single “Confident” has won the John Lennon songwriting contest grand prize for R&B and a Global Music Award. It was featured in Relix Magazine September Cd sampler and is currently on the Spotify All Funked Up and Funk Drive playlists with over 200k streams and counting . Cliff also has a monthly residency at Harvelle’s in Santa Monica, CA.

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