Beth Sherburn is on a roller coaster of a career path. With a new single out next month called YOLO, and a hit single with Lil Wayne, she’s making some serious movements in the music industry.
And her live performance CV is equally impressive. Beth has already performed at some of UK’s biggest venues including Wembley Arena and Trafalgar Square, where she performed as the headline act for PRIDE.
We caught up with the singer-songwriter to talk about having a Plan B, hard work and being a music teacher.
1. Can you tell us about your musical journey from when you were young to now?
It’s been a gradual journey really, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in music from the age of 6. It’s what’s I’ve always wanted to do, I’ve always worked hard studying music, going to local gigs for inspiration to write material, having singing lessons and getting involved in as many national competitions as possible!
I performed in musicals (Don Quioxte) starring alongside George Costigan and Matthew Kelly! I attended music/gospel choirs, writing workshops as well as performing at many amazing venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and Manchester Arena. I supported The Saturdays and I was so excited to perform at Wembley Arena! I have released a song called Joker that features Lil Wayne and am now excited to be releasing my new single YOLO on April 8th! It really has been an amazing journey so far for me.
2. What job do you think you’d be doing if you hadn’t gotten into the music industry?
I honestly don’t know…I never had a Plan B! I always wanted to have a career in music! Because I have studied music maybe I would have been a music teacher.
3. Who do you consider your musical heroes?
There are many artists over the years that have influenced me musically. When I was younger my parents use to listen to Dusty Springfield, Michael Jackson and Alicia Keys who inspired me to write songs!
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4. Similarly, if you could collaborate with any artist/producer right now, who would it be?
I would love to collaborate with Beyonce, l think she’s the ultimate Diva! The energy she creates on stage is incredible! It would be great to work with Craig David – I think he’s talented. And I would love to work with Ed Sheeran. I think he is a fantastic songwriter and he seems such a genuine person. I would love to work with Timbaland too because I think he’s a genius. He has written and produced many classic songs. ‘Cry me a River’ is still one of my favourites.
5. Do you have any strange pre-show rituals?
Not really, I make sure I do my warm ups and singing exercises before I perform. I just like to relax with my friends/dancers. It’s also great to meet my fans before and after my performances!
6. Where do you see yourself in 10 years, or do you take your life day-by-day?
I hope I will have a successful music career both as a performer and as a songwriter! I would love to work with high profile artists/producers and have the opportunity for my own music to be heard worldwide.
Beth will be appearing at two shows this year in Glasgow and Birmingham, check out the dates below.
30/03 – Audio, Glasgow
08/04 – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham