Beth Rowley

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Beth Rowley
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With taster track ‘Forest Fire’ – co-written with Ron Sexsmith - putting her back on the radar and picking up daytime play at BBC 6 Music, Beth Rowley is ready to step back into the spotlight.

  • When: Friday 15 February 2019, 7 pm
  • Location: Metronome, Huntingdon, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
  • Cost: Free entry but you will need a ticket

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Beth Rowley

The saying “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” is tailor-made for Beth Rowley.

Ten years ago the singer-songwriter’s debut ‘Little Dreamer’ went top 10, garnered a Brit nomination and sales in excess of 100,000.  A huge achievement by anyone’s standards but a tainted one for Rowley – she felt compromised both musically and stylistically, modeled in the labels image as a mainstream contender.

This bitter-sweet experience played a significant part in why it’s taken a decade for this talented musician to deliver her second long player.  Now, with taster track ‘Forest Fire’ – co-written with Ron Sexsmith – putting her back on the radar and picking up daytime play at BBC 6 Music, Beth Rowley is ready to step back into the spotlight.

A heady fusion of rock, blues and Americana ‘Gota Fría’ is a startling rebirth, with a confidence that belies that ten-year absence.  Working with co-writers Ron Sexsmith, Marcus Bonfanti and Ben Castle, Rowley has delivered an album that smolders, in both explosive and intimate forms.  ‘Howl at the Moon’ and ‘Only One Cloud’, evoke the swarthy drama of Led Zeppelin while ‘Brother’ and ‘Run to the Light’ are ember-glowing ballads. ‘Hide from Your Love’ and ‘Forest Fire’ splice country-folk roots with the vibe and energy of the Bristol scene that gave birth to her voice while ‘Get it Back’ is equal parts rock and soul and ‘Brave Face’ nods to the ‘70s west coast sound.

Whilst ‘Gota Fría’ is her first full length player, Rowley has kept her musical hand in recording two film related collaborations working on the title song ‘Careless Talk’ with the venerated Angelo Badalamenti for Dylan Thomas bio-pic ‘The Edge Of Love’ and co-writing ‘You’ve Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger’ with Ben Castle for ‘An Education’.

Visit the Metronome website to find out more and book tickets.

Location details

Address:

Metronome
Huntingdon
Nottingham
NG1 1AP

Parking:

The nearest car park is just behind Metronome, on Brook Street. The sat nav postcode is: NG1 1EA (view on Google maps here), you’re looking out for the Nottingham Arena (Brook St) car park, open 24/7.

Travel Info:

The nearest tram stop is at the Lace Market, a 5 – 10 minute walk from the venue. Nottingham has Park & Ride car parks situated just outside the city, with a regular tram service running throughout the week. Go to thetram.net to plan your journey.

For buses take your pick! Visit the Nottingham City Transport website to plan your route. Numerous services stop just outside the venue.

Nottingham Station is the nearest train station and a short taxi ride, or 20 – 25 minute walk, from Metronome. You’ll find plenty of taxis outside the station, or use your Uber app.

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