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||Studio City, CA
||Alt. Rock, Singer/Songwriter (Female)
Bess Beckmann; Vocals, Guitar, Lyrics
Manager: Karen Beckmann email@example.com 310 849-2670
|# Years Experience Performing Live:
|# Live Perfomances Past Six-months:
||los angeles: 101-150; Atlanta: 101-150
||House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA; The Whiskey - West Hollywood, CA; Genghis Cohen - West Hollywood, CA; The Park Bar - Burbank, CA; Pig N Whistle - West Hollywood, CA; Eddie's Attic - Atlanta, GA; The Rainbow - West Hollywood, CA; Revolver Studios - Westlake Village, CA; Malibu Inn - Malibu, CA; Red Clay Theater - Duluth, GA; Iris - Atlanta, GA; Burbank Bar and Grill - Burbank, CA; Witzend - Venice, CA; AMPLYFi - Los Angeles, CA; Vinyl - Atlanta, GA
||Adele; Fiona Apple; Joan Jet
|Performing Rights Society:
||The People The Places Single—2012; Debut EP EP—2009
About the Artist
Singer Songwriter Bess Beckmann splits her time between Los Angeles and Atlanta. Originally from Atlanta, Bess relocated to Los Angeles in junior high, immediately immersing herself into the Los Angeles acting and music communities. A talent agent discovered her at an acting showcase when she was 14 and signed her to his agency. Acting work shops, writing and vocal lessons with the prominent vocal coach Lis Lewis, as well as acting auditions, became her daily routine. She quickly realized that, although she loved acting, music was her true passion. With the ability to express herself through music, she became a storyteller, crafting lyrics that were honest, real and relatable. She combined these lyrics with memorable melodies and hooks that range from somber to upbeat. Her lyrics and melodies provided the perfect backdrop to showcase her beautiful emotive voice.This talented artist has a unique tone which, combined with the vocal prowess and style of an old school R'n'B artist, seems effortless and natural. It's evident that growing up in a household listening to music by incredible artists such as Eric Clapton, The Beatles, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Bill Withers, Muddy Waters, Etta James and Fiona Apple that they would have a profound impact on her, not only influencing her style of writing but her singing, as well.
Bess was named as one of "Twenty to Watch" in 2012 and 2013 by the Los Angeles Examiner. Nominated in both 2012 and 2013 for The LA Music Critic Awards in multiple categories, Bess was also featured on Kings of A & R in 2012 and 2013 as an artist pick and also named on their list as one of "Eight Emerging Artists to Watch". Her song "Better Off Without You" debuted on iHeart Radio in August 2012 on the Top 20 Chart for most in demand songs at #10 and quickly rose to #2. She won The Songwriter Universe "Best Song Contest" twice in July 2012 for "The People the Places" and in September 2013 for "It Only Takes A Minute". Her song, "All We have Is Time", was written specifically for submission for the movie "Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt.2", showing the diversity that Bess has as both a songsmith and songstress. Recent placements include MTV,VH1, E, Bravo and Oxygen Networks. She is a member of NARAS and BMI. Bess also has endorsements with Gibson Guitars, Sennheiser and TC-Helicon.
She teamed up with grammy nominated producer/writer David Schuler [P!nk, John Legend] to pen, "It Only Takes a Minute",for The Global Jam School Campaign and now this pop gem is promoting a very special cause. "It Only Takes a Minute", coasts from an energetic guitar twang into an arena sized chorus emblematic of the songstress' massive range. The song takes less than a minute to fall in love with, as it is an immediately infectious and invigorating anthem. The song debuted on both Power 96.1 in Atlanta and The Today Show on August 20, 2013. The song is used as the official theme song for JAM and is played in schools throughout the world. The Jam School Program is backed by Michelle Obama and The National Fitness Council, raising awareness of childhood obesity helping to integrate exercise in the classroom as well as the corporate work place.
Over the past year she has been collaborating with and toplining for some very prominent writers, producers and artists. This is in addition to writing for her own project.
Reached 7th in Best of Pop chart in 2014. In the top 20 for 4 weeks.
Reached 57th in Best of Pop chart in 2015. In the top 100 for 21 weeks.
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (female), January 2014
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (female), April 2013
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (female), March 2013
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (female), February 2013
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (female), January 2013
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (female), December 2012
Top 40 in Singer-Songwriter (female), November 2012
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