Bethan Lees is a Sussex based singer-songwriter who releases her debut EP Ships this month, on November 25th. After listening to the title track below, I think you’ll agree that her days of open mics and busking will soon be over…
After leaving school, Bethan became a full-time dance teacher but is now turning her attention to performing her music and these tracks are her first professional recordings. She shared this about her background:
“I come from a musical family and I’ve always hung out with creative people. I am surrounded by musicians and have enjoyed living an alternative lifestyle making music with crazy, wonderful people. I started writing and playing my own songs with this group of friends at my local pubs jam sessions and open mics. I’ve spent a few summers travelling around festivals, jamming with bands and soaking up the vibes which has influenced and inspired my songs. I guess you could say I’m a pretty free spirit.
“Working with Lauren was absolutely wonderful as she was able to keep all my original ideas and advise me on things that would make the tracks sound better. I’m really happy with outcome of ‘Ships’ we were really able to bring my creations to life and for that I’m so incredibly grateful! The EP has a range of genres and styles. I have been deeply influenced by numerous different genres and I hope that can be heard when listening to the tracks. This EP is an eclectic mix ranging from eerie sea shanties to cheerful bouncy folk with even a Latin influenced track. All my thanks and gratitude to Folkstock records and Lauren Deakin Davies for making this all happen. A million thank yous to Ben ‘Zimmer’ Stephen and Tom Bailey for playing on the tracks, it was a real privilege to have two such talented musicians wanting to get involved with my music.”
Ships is released via Folkstock Records on November 25th.
Order it via Bandcamp: folkstockrecords.bandcamp.com/album/bethan-lees-ships