Singer-songwriter Beth Macari started performing at the young age of 6, attending a performing arts school at weekends. Only a few years later she decided to become a singer and started private singing lessons at the age of 9, writing lyrics and melodies in the playground.
Beth took classical singing grades 1 and 2 before deciding she wanted to focus on contemporary music. She joined her first live band at 14, singing rock and pop songs at local pubs, youth centres and charity events. From there she progressed quickly and at the age of 16 she joined her first function band performing across the UK at weddings and corporate events.
Around this time Beth also co-directed and starred in an amateur production of Les Miserablès, from there she went on to perform to an audience of over 2000 people at The Sage, Gateshead for Salute our Heroes, singing ‘On My Own’ from Les Miserablès accompanied by The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
From there Beth was cast as leading lady in numerous North East amateur productions such as Rizzo in Grease, Dionne in Hair, Velma Kelly in Chicago and Sharpay in High School Musical alongside X Factor winner and Little Mix star Jade Thirlwell.
Academically Beth studied Performing Arts at A-Level and left with an A* grade. Accepted at every university she applied to, Beth deferred a place at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge to pursue music full-time in the North East.
From there, Beth joined the female barbershop quartet Scarlet Street. Whilst working with this gorgeous girl group Beth gained huge amounts of experience in vocal harmonising and singing acapella. Known for their clever harmonies, and infectiously fun stage presence, they performed at numerous Christmas lights switch-on events, corporate events and as backing singers on the hit North East show ‘Sunday for Sammy’.
Her talent was recognised by Jane McDonald and they performed UK wide tours, appeared on hit daytime show Loose Women, and performed backing vocals on Jane’s best seller album Singer of Your Song, working alongside world class producer Nigel Wright.
Nigel was highly impressed by Beth and remembered her when looking for someone to front the live house band on the Sky One music and comedy game show “Bring the Noise”. Singing and acting as Vocal Mentor, she worked alongside Kaiser Chief’s Ricky Wilson and Team Captains Nicole Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah.
David Tennant, Katy B and Melanie C were just some of the guests who were impressed by Beth’s singing and teaching skills, taking to social media to show their appreciation.
After this experience, Beth felt inspired to start out as a solo singer writing her own material. In 2014, her debut single Heartstrings reached number 18 in the iTunes singer songwriter chart.
Beth has supported established artists such as The Proclaimers, Ruby Turner, The Hot 8 Brass band, chart artist Maverick Sabre and most recently 60s soul sensation PP Arnold. This involved performing at music venues across the UK and Europe, performing to audiences of up to 25,000 people.
In addition she has performed with Lulu, Lemar, Brand New Heavies, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show and more. Beth was also the first singer to be featured on a full album with Nick Pride and the Pimptones.
As a solo artist she has received critical acclaim, playing gigs nationwide and her music given air time on radio stations all over the world.