Out Now Magazine Spotlight series featuring the rising soulful singer and songwriter Beth Macari
Where are you from?
Newcastle, In the Northeast of England.
When did you start making music?
I’ve been writing music since I was little girl, I remember I must have been 8 when I first wrote a song that I thought was great, but later discovered I’d pinched the melody from a Celin Dion song… but the lyrics were fully mine hehe.
How do you describe your music?
It’s modern soul infused with some 90s RnB vibes.
Favorite moment from your career?
When Nicole Scherzinger told me my voice came from baby Jesus!
Who is your biggest musical inspiration?
Aretha Franklin, I have been obsessed with her for as long as I can remember.
What is your producing software?
We use pro-tools.
What other things do you do besides making music?
I love eating hehe, so when music isn’t on my mind I would say food is! That and binge watching Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
What is your favorite track of all time?
Chain of fools by Aretha Franklin, I think it’s one of the best middle eights ever written.
What is your best-producing tip?
Work with people that you really bond with and trust, my producer Phil The Beat just gets me, and I’m comfortable changing and tweaking things as much as I want knowing he’s 100% behind me.
Why did you start making music?
It’s my biggest passion in life, I’ve always sang, from being in my first gigging band at 14, entering competitions even younger than that and always knew it’s what I wanted to do, so when I discovered my love to writing too, it just came naturally.
What are your goals for the future?
To release my debut album, it’s an on going dream for me, I just want to create a body of work I am so proud of and where no one can doubt what my voice and my sound are about.
What advice can you give for young music producers/DJs?
Always follow your heart, it’s great to take advice from people whose opinion you value, but always remember it is just opinion, don’t let it ever sway you from doing you!
Please write a message to your fans.
You are the best! I get to peruse my dream knowing I have lush people like you behind me, thank you!
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