Artist Name: Beth Macari
Song Title: Boy
Release Date: 2nd November
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Beth Macari – Boy
Following her debut single ’Clone’ earlier this year Beth Macari is back with a classic pop love song full of upbeat dance vibes. ’BOY’ is set for release on November 2nd, 2018. Beth’s previous release “Clone” was championed by Gaby Roslin on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC London, with “Boy” set to be given an exclusive spin on Radio 2 prior to its release. “Clone” also received airplay from major UK stations, including a remix by Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Eddie Amador. Appearances at major summer festivals such as Hardwick Live and Bingley Live saw Beth perform alongside the likes of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Kaiser Chiefs, and Melanie C and Beth is looking forward to extensive touring of the UK in 2019.
Beth’s original music has seen her support Rae Morris, Soul legend PP Arnold, Hollie Cook, Irish singer /rapper Maverick Sabre and The Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans. These experiences opened doors for Beth which enabled her to tour across Europe and The U.K, including performing to 25 thousand at The South Tyneside Summer Festival. Having done support slots for some of the biggest up-and-coming names in the music industry, Beth Macari got her own time in the spotlight whilst fronting the live house band on Sky One celebrity panel show ‘Bring the Noise’. In this time she sang alongside legends Nicole Scherzinger, Tinie Tempah and Mel C regularly. Beth spent two years touring with singer, actor, broadcaster, and legend Jane Mcdonald. Jane was so impressed that she brought Beth back to sing with her on her last ever appearance on Loose Women.
Beth has featured in a short film with Adam Garcia of Coyote Ugly fame and has recently acted alongside Mackenzie Crook, Johnny Vegas, and a whole cohort of well-known actors in a short film set to be released on Netflix later on in the year. Once again proving that Beth Macari has many a string to her bow. In January 2018, Beth released a single with Radio 1 legend Kissy Sell Out which landed at number 10 in the Beatport Dance Charts. Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Beth has always had a gift for music. Her passion for music is being flooded forth to aspiring singers as she is currently working as a vocal coach. Beth is currently singing with The Manchester Camerata who are being hailed “Britain’s most adventurous orchestra” after opening up Glastonbury Festival. ‘Boy’ is out on November 2nd.
Brief us on how to impress fans during a live performance.
I believe true talent is the best way to impress fans! Being on stage is my favorite place to be and I hope that comes across to the audience, but be sure to let them see who you really are, they should feel included and part of your performance.
List the names of your biggest supporters.
My grandma is definitely my biggest fan! She has traveled the UK endless times to come to see me, even ten years deep into her lung transplant (she probably shouldn’t do so much traveling) but she loves it and I love her being there! She is the best! I think if I didn’t put my mum’s name she would kill me, she is so supportive and does so much to help me and encourages to me keep going no matter what, so Tina Macari is definitely one of my biggest supporters. Gaby Roslin has become a supporter of my music recently and I am so humbled and thankful that she has! Thanks to Gaby’s belief in my debut single ‘Clone’ and my new single ‘Boy’ have both had exclusive plays on BBC Radio2!
Explain what has motivated you so far in your music career.
Singing has always been my favorite thing to do, I have felt so inspired (and continue to be inspired) by so many great singers and irreplaceable songs. The reward I get every time I sing is more than enough motivation.
Discuss your experience as an artist.
Being an artist is a never-ending journey; you grow and learn all of the time. You have to take the highs with the lows but you have to try and focus on why you are an artist, when you do that it’s easier to let go of the outcome and enjoy every moment you can.
Tell us the biggest mistake you have ever made in your music career.
I have made many, but I like to think I have learned from them all (although I do still make mistakes and probably always will). I do think the biggest mistake any artist will ever make is not believing in themselves, one thing I have finally learned is you don’t need approval from anyone, stay true to who you are and you will be fine!
Discuss the story behind the song.
Simply put ‘Boy’ is a love song. The lyrics are about realizing the person you’re with may well be your forever person (I believe I have found mine). It’s about all the fun and excitement of a new relationship where you don’t want the night to end, and then how that develops into something bigger. I wanted it to be a fun-loving song with good vibes and something you can dance to.
Tell us how to fund a music project.
There are some great music funds available out there, PRS foundation, Sunday for Sammy foundation to name a couple, but also crowdfunding seems to be a great way to raise funds for a music project. I am definitely interested in doing a crowdfund one day, maybe for my debut album. 🙂
Discuss your opinion on the safety of fans during shows and live performances.
It is crucial! The safety of fans comes above anything. It’s so awful the recent events that have left people feeling unsure of their safety at concerts. It should never happen!
Tell us the greatest piece of advice someone has given you as an artist.
Work hard! The hard work is part of what makes you who you are as an artist! Nothing comes for free or easy, and it will be a struggle at points no matter how far in your career you are, but you have to keep going and not give up. Hard work and talent pay off.
Tell us what you will improve or change in your music.
I just want to write more music, if I can get another 5 full songs written and finished by Christmas I will be happy. I am a tinker for starting a song and not finishing it so that has been something I have been working hard to change.
Discuss vocal training and how you protect your vocal.
I have had vocal training since I was little, it is essential to look after your voice as a singer, I drink 2 liters of water a day, I actually teach singing (at Newcastle College and privately) so I am forever warming up my voice and learning as I teach others. Singing comes from within; it requires the correct breathing technique, vocal placement, etc… You need to always work at your craft and be sure to take good care of it.
Discuss your best mood during a performance.
If you were to ask this to my band I have no doubt they would say happy… probably overly happy! I am forever smiling at them and just loving life on stage. I think the other mood I bring to the stage is sassy…. but mainly happiness and gratitude.
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Beth Macari…. it is literally just my name. 🙂
List your best artists with reasons.
Artists I love are Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan for their big amazing soulful voices. My favorite artist is Ty Taylor from Vintage Trouble! HE CAN SING!!! And his stage presence is incredible, with so much passion and energy! With regards to more recent artists, I’m a big fan of Anne Marie. She is cool and effortless, and she comes across as a genuine person who is loving life.
Discuss your existence as an artist.
I love being an artist! I love the creativity of writing and recording, I love collaborating with other artists and musicians (I adore my band!). But more than anything the one thing I love about being an artist (and sorry for repeating myself, I just really mean it) is performing live! I love meeting new fans and making people smile and dance and engage in a live performance, hopefully leaving the venue feeling great… That is the best!
Tell us the greatest problem you think is facing society and the solution.
Climate change! It’s so sad to see the negative impact that we have had on the planet.
Discuss your songwriting and recording.
I’m always writing songs, I love writing with my band, and being in the studio is always a fun and relaxing yet productive experience.