Esplanade Presents: Café 21 Living Room – bittymacbeth
6 January 2015
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One-woman-band bittymacbeth, who started this solo project in May 2014, sings about pursuing the greater good and overcoming personal failures. The singer, who has been making waves after being shortlisted by Singapore Music Society (SGMUSO) for the West Australian Music Festival, performs her soulful, jazzy originals and rearranged covers entirely on her live-looping rig, with the aid of her voice, bass, Moog synthesizer and African kalimba.
Award-winning singer-bassist-songwriter Beth Yap, a.k.a. bittymacbeth, tells it like it is in her music. Having only embarked on her solo project as bittymacbeth last year, Beth has already made large strides with her music. The 20-year-old was shortlisted by Singapore Music Society (SGMUSO) as one of the 15 acts to represent Singapore at the West Australian Music (WAM) Festival.
Beth, who has been singing for seven years, picked up the bass two years ago while honing her compositional and arrangement skills as part of her Diploma in Music and Audio Technology (DMAT) at Singapore Polytechnic (SP). When she is not penning her own songs, she actively performs with neo-soul band, Afterglow; contemporary jazz group, Butter Chiclets; experimental collective, Formalisms; and SP Jazz Band. Beth graduated at the top of her class and was awarded not only the Media Development Authority Gold Medal and several other book prizes but also an institutional medal, the Chua Chor Teck Gold Award.
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