Beth Hart Vocal Power Captivates The Forum Tonight

Beth Hart Vocal Power Captivates The Forum Tonight

 

The Forum, a former Art Deco Cinema in Bath tonight is the backdrop for a Beth Hart Solo Concert. The lights dimmed and Beth strode onto the stage full of smiles and confidence. Her opening number was stunning setting the tone of the evening. Alone on the stage, she did not sit behind the Grand Piano but knelt on the stage and sung A Capella giving the audience a true taste of her incredible vocal talent. She greeted the audience, welcomed her sister sitting in the auditorium who had flown in from the States especially for the concert tonight.

 

Beth Hart Vocal Power Captivates The Forum TonightThen with a grace, she sat behind the Grand Piano her first instrument of choice. Tonight without a band Beth was her own accompaniment choosing the instrument that suited the song, so we heard her play acoustic guitar, acoustic bass and electric piano as the evening progressed. We heard her version of Tom Waits Chocolate Jesus and by the third song in Beth had the audience entranced. We were hanging onto every note played and every word she sung and the openness with which she shared her bad times that were at times painful to hear, this was not self-pity but gave context to the songs. Many of the experiences the audience could personally relate to. Beth Hart’s music stripped back, with the lyrics laid bare was an emotional journey for everyone tears were shed on stage and in the auditorium tonight. This is music that connects a great performer with the audience.

Beth Hart Vocal Power Captivates The Forum TonightThe frailty of trying to set yourself free from abuse, it was as if while singing the title song from her album Better Than Home alone on a stage behind the Grand Piano we all experienced a cathartic experience, as the vocal crescendo rose up over the piano in a beautiful art deco setting. Music has power and Beth harnessed it tonight majestically. St Teresa was the next Hart classic sung with pure emotion, the words flowed like a blessing for everyone in the room tonight, touching our inner soul healing hurts and uniting us.

Stepping out from behind the piano with a huge smile she picked up the acoustic sharing family tales and how Scott and her bought an affectionate wreck resulting in a song written in his honour The Ugliest House On the Block from her Bang Bang Boom Boom album.  The Boogieman with soft gentle guitar, calming almost a lullaby despite the dark words. Closing the number with whistling that was sublime, eerie and stunning as the song closed the silence was filled once again with rousing applause. Third instrument of the evening, acoustic bass for Spiders In My Bed from her first album Immortal. The inspiration from the effects of sleep deprivation being wired and tired.

Now a change of tone, that moving from instrument to instrument achieved as she sat behind the electric piano. We heard how after her first career crashed, she was ashamed of the drugs, drink and failure. She had screwed up everything. “For the first time since I was four” she told us she stopped playing the piano. Then she wrote Leave The light On emotional, Beth was wrung out, the tempo was warm with a gospel feel. Tears were spilt with the emotional beauty. Then the mood lighted with Coca-Cola, summertime, beach and boys. Inspired from when the younger ten-year-old Beth thought boys would taste of Coca-Cola! What a set of tubes Beth Has. Warm, sultry, angry, soft and beguiling shape the highest to the lowest notes.  The voice rose up to the top of the vaulted dome as the theatre reverberated with the pure joy of hearing Beth Hart’s voice tonight.

Beth Hart Vocal Power Captivates The Forum TonightWith a wave, a smile and thank you for being a lovely audience Beth left the stage, the audience erupted standing on our feet cheering clapping shouting for more. We were not disappointed Beth obliged. With another four songs from behind the Grand Piano. Starting with Tell Her You Belong To Me from Better Than Home, with more tales, some laughs and the inspiration behind Love Is A Lie when Mark left her eighty-two-year-old Mum for another woman!

Two hours of glorious entertainment and Beth left the stage we wanted more as the applause continued as the house lights went up. A Very special evening in the company of Beth Hart and her wonderful voice.

Many of the numbers were taken from her critically acclaimed album Fire on the Floor they worked perfectly in this setting. Beth Hart’s solo performance was special. Interweaving her performance were songs that reflect her life as her career grows from strength to strength the second time around.

Tonight, Beth Hart at The Forum captivated the audience. Loving every moment Beth was on stage. The music was stripped back, exposed at times showing vulnerability, then brutal and beautiful the link between all the emotions Beth shared tonight was heartfelt honesty.

 

Beth Hart Vocal Power Captivates The Forum Tonight

 

 

Missing the voice already? Not long to wait. Beth is back in the UK April 2018 with her band Check out the dates below and book your tickets.

Beth Hart plus Her Band Tours UK Spring 2018

DUBLIN VICAR STREET  – TUESDAY 10th APRIL 2018
VENUE BOX OFFICE: +353 1 775 5800
BOOK ONLINE: Ticket Master or Beth Hart Website 

IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE – THURSDAY 12th APRIL 2018
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01473 433 100
BOOK ONLINE: Alt Tickets or  Beth Hart Website 

BEXHILL DE LA WARR PAVILION – SATURDAY 14th APRIL 2018
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01424 229 111
BOOK ONLINE: Alt Tickets or  Beth Hart Website 

NOTTINGHAM CONCERT HALL – SUNDAY 15th APRIL 2018
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0115 989 5555
BOOK ONLINE: Alt Tickets  or  Beth Hart Website 

OXFORD NEW THEATRE – WEDNESDAY 18th APRIL 2018
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0844 871 3020
BOOK ONLINE: Alt Tickets or  Beth Hart Website 

FOLKESTONE LEAS HALL – THURSDAY 19th APRIL 2018
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01303 228 600
BOOK ONLINE: Alt Tickets  or  Beth Hart Website 

CARDIFF ST DAVIDS HALL – SATURDAY 21st APRIL 2018
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0292 087 8444
BOOK ONLINE: Alt Tickets  or  Beth Hart Website  

CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE  – TUESDAY 24th APRIL 2018
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01223 357 851
BOOK ONLINE: Alt Tickets  or  Beth Hart Website 

BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE – THURSDAY 26th APRIL 2018

VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01253 625 252
BOOK ONLINE: Alt Tickets  or  Beth Hart Website 

HULL CITY HALL – FRIDAY 27th APRIL 2018
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01482 300300
BOOK ONLINE: Alt Tickets  or  Beth Hart Website 

READING HEXAGON – MONDAY 30th APRIL 2018
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0118 960 6060
BOOK ONLINE: Alt Tickets  or  Beth Hart Website 

PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL – TUESDAY 1st MAY 2018
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 023 9387 0200
BOOK ONLINE: Alt Tickets  or  Beth Hart Website 

SOLD OUT LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL SOLD OUT – FRIDAY 4th MAY 2018
PLUS SPECIAL GUEST
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 0207 589 8212
BOOK ONLINE: Alt Tickets  or Royal Albert Hall
or   Beth Hart Website 

CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL – SATURDAY 5th MAY 2018
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER 
VENUE BOX OFFICE: 01242 850 270 
BOOK ONLINE: Cheltenham Jazz Festival or   Beth Hart Website 

Beth Hart Vocal Power Captivates The Forum Tonight

Beth Hart on Tour Better Than Home Video

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BETH HART
NEW VIDEO: MAMA THIS ONE’S FOR YOU

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM ‘BETTER THAN HOME
OUT NOW ON PROVOGUE/MASCOT LABEL GROUP

UK TOUR

Tickets available HERE
SOLO

25 May – St Georges Church, Brighton – SOLD OUT

FULL BAND

11 November – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

13 November – Sage One, Gateshead

14 November – O2 Academy, Glasgow

17 November – Colston Hall, Bristol

19 November – BIC Solent Hall, Bournemouth

21 November – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

23 November – The Royal Festival Hall, London

Her incredible voice has already moved guitar legends Jeff Beck, Slash, Joe Bonamassa and Buddy Guy to perform with her on records and live; making her, in the words of Classic Rock Magazine “guitarists go-to girl and the UK have firmly taken Beth to their hearts after recent stirring headline performances at the Royal Albert Hall, The Roundhouse and Hampton Court Palace.
The highly emotional, limited edition bonus track, ‘Mama This One’s For You’, reveals that she’s not afraid to tell her mother how much she loves her. “It’s probably the most important song to me on the record. I finally got how blessed I was to have my Mom.”
This album isn’t about the problems Beth’s faced in her life. Instead, she’s choosing to find the good things that have been there all along: accepting and loving her parents for who they really are, appreciating a good husband, facing her fears head on and ultimately finding ways to heal and convert that positive energy into music that moves people. This is an incredibly moving, self written and composed record that’s going to reach people on a very personal level, because a one-of-a-kind artist found the perfect formula for exposing her very private inner voice and empowering it with her legendary outer voice.

Wonderful act to see live read what bluesdoodles thought HERE
“America’s Amy Winehouse…Some artists choose to sing the blues; some artists find they have to live them as well” The Times
“Guitarists go-to girl” Classic Rock Magazine
“Daring, brooding and angry” Guardian
“Astonishing” Express

Beth Hart Touring UK November 2016

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Beth Hart Touring UK November 2016
Plus A Very Special Guest

BOOK ONLINE: HERE
24 HR BOX OFFICE: 0844 871 8819

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BETH HART – NOVEMBER 2016 UK TOUR

Friday 11 November – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sunday 13 November – Gateshead Sage
Monday  14 November – Glasgow O2 Academy
Thursday 17 November – Bristol Colston Hall
Saturday 19 November – Bournemouth Solent Hall
Monday 21 November – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wednesday 23 November – London Royal Festival Hall

It’s that voice. When Beth Hart sings, clocks stop, hearts dance and neck-hair tingles. And when she tells her rollercoaster story, in a West Coast drawl that could distil whisky at fifty paces, it’s every bit as compelling. “There was definitely difficult stuff,” she reflects, “but there was incredible stuff as well. I wouldn’t change any of it, because you bring your experiences to the music.”

Read what Bluesdoodles said about BETH HART’s magnificent show at Colston Hall, Bristol – HERE

In 2015, Beth released the critically acclaimed studio album Better Than Home and toured the globe.

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In the meantime with ticket books listen to Beth Hart’s superb album Better Than Home – read what we said HERE As we wait for her new studio album which Beth Hart is currently putting the finishing touches to a new studio album which is set to be released in 2016, followed by a world tour including – Beth Hart Touring UK November 2016

CD Review: Beth Hart ~ Better Than Home

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Beth Hart
Better Than Home
Provogue/Mascot Label Group

 

Beth Hart pours out blues from her soul, the album is a tribute to a survivor who has come out the other side and can feel the warmth of sunshine in their life. The eleven tracks are retrospective that refuses to drown but floats in musical glory that defines Beth Hart the performer. Better Than Home is a celebration of life’s stony road every person that Beth has walked across as she has faced many difficulties including Bipolar disorder and her sister’s death she has studied polished and turned into a gem of a track that reaches out deep into the listeners own psyche. Be expected to be hit by an onslaught of emotionally charged lyrics when you least expect it as Better Than Home gets under your skin.
Every track is a glittering jewel that is pretty on the surface but underneath there are lyrics as gritty as the earth gems are pulled from, the mix of her sultry vocals that squeal and spit out the words, with melody lines played by tuneful piano and rhythmic bass lines. Opening with Might As Well Smile the tone is set with the big horn introduction that gives Beth the foundation to build with the voice that is pure emotion that spills out and captivates. Followed by nine more tracks before closing with the Bonus track Mama This One’s For You, with the perfect combination of Beth on Piano and her voice reaching out to her Mama in a deeply personal song that touches your heart as the album draws to a close the journey is at an end emotions and experiences picked over as Beth shares her personal demons, fears and shining hope.
In between there are songs that nestle in and belong to the album as a whole, including Tell Her You Belong to Me a song of love and desire, her voice takes on an aching tone of simmering lust in this stripped down number as she sings an entirety to her lover, all pride set aside. The title track, is a promise “I am not afraid or lonely / I am not chasing the ghost of the past” and is the centre piece of the album. The piano is perfect as the intro to St. Teresa and the gentle uplifting vocals that rise above the piano as the story unfolds in this deeply reflective number as a funky soulful number The Mood That I’m In. This is a track where the emotions are thrown to the wind and the band has fun, but the shape of the album is maintained with, instead of a guitar solo, a change of vocal tone and a vocal solo then the tempo is picked up letting her stretch her powerful and flexible tubes. We have a letter that allows Beth explore love in Mechanical Heart, this has a wonderful orchestral background , the lushness of the strings tugging at your heartstrings as the words tumble out this is Beth at her cathartic best as her voice stretches higher and higher.

Better Than Home, is a musical onslaught of power, charged feelings, souls bared on this is, a journey that shines with the glittering hardness of a polished diamond. Beth is a singer and musician who writes what she wants to say, takes no prisoners as her onslaught through music delivered by a tuneful sledgehammer of power combined with poetic lyrics that takes your breath away and leaves you energised with hope. Beth continues to grow and this is an album that soars above her contemporaries delivering blues that touch the heart.

Bluesdoodles gives this CD TEN doodle paws out of TEN ….pawprint half inch

1. Might As Well Smile
2. Tell ‘Em To Hold On
3. Tell Her You Belong To Me
4. Trouble
5. Better Than Home
6. St. Teresa
7. We’re Still Living In The City
8. The Mood That I’m In
9. Mechanical Heart
10. As Long AS I Have A Song
11. Mama This One’s For You

Beth Hart: Live @ Colston Hall

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Beth Hart
Live @ Colston Hall, Bristol
1st May 2015

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Mayday, you could find a maypole but for me there was only one place to be Colston Hall, for a night of glorious music, stupendous singing it had to be Beth Hart. I was not the only one who came to the conclusion Colston Hall was packed. With seating taken out and a standing area in front of the stage the capacity was stretched to over 2,000; everyone wanted to see and hear Beth the shining star of blues and more.

Beth Hart - Colston Hall -   May 2015- _0110lFrom the first note of the opening number from behind the piano festooned with electric tea lights Beth dominated the stage and beyond with her astounding voice, the number was dramatic full of contained emotion I’ll Take Care Of You; with a great guitar solo but Beth was the person everyone need to see and hear. How to follow the opening number easy if you are Beth, do a stunning version of Nutbush City Limits; proving there are no limits to her captivating talents as she left the piano picked up the mic and got close as she could to the audience and mesmerized them with a show of charisma coated vocals than were sent flying across the auditorium.

Beth Hart - Colston Hall -   May 2015- _0123lThe numbers kept coming it was a deluge of vocal and musical glory, Beth was the Queen of Colston Hall, but no one should under-estimate the skill and talent of her musicians whilst they gave her the perfect backdrop a cascading waterfall of sound that gave Beth the scope to soar above them singing the lyrics she wanted us to hear tonight. Yes, there was a planned set-list but Beth is spontaneous and full of humour and as the lively and appreciative audience shouted out the tracks they want to hear she obliged and the band adapted shaping their performance to the whim and majesty that is the performer Beth Hart. There was a very special synergy between the band and Beth it was like watching an organic living being with Beth its the beating Heart.

Beth Hart - Colston Hall -   May 2015- _0154lDelicious Surprise was full of smoky vocal delivery and the lyrics were just life in a pickle jar if we won the lottery, it is her vocals that sets Beth apart from the crowd she sings as if her life depends upon it, she sings so that we can enjoy her music as much as she enjoys the performance. No wonder Beth no longer sings to a few but to the many who flock to her shows time and time again. Beth refuses to be categorised, fenced in or tied to a style she selects the style that suits the lyrics and emotions she wants to share; there is a blending of tones from artists that have also shone in the limelight a mix of Billie Holiday; Eartha Kitt; Amy Winehouse and many divas who have wooed and enchanted audiences but these are just part of the complex distillation of texture, tones and range that is The Voice that defines Beth. As the set progressed and the energy from the stage and audience grew, the sound changed again with a harder rocky sound and she kept the purity of harmonies as she screamed ‘ Do You Feel All Right’ with a rock chicks squeal that was pitch perfect. Sitting on the edge of the stage she the caressed the frenzied audience with gentle vocals before standing up and the rock goddess was back what a performer what a stunning performance.

Beth Hart - Colston Hall -   May 2015- _0098lWe heard tracks from her current album, Better Than Home, given a soft sell, we heard the love song to Scott’ the lyrics are superlative and the emotion is hanging on every note as she sings lines we could not even imagine composing such wonderful lyrics showing how love conquers Mechanical Heart is love in the round.
Ending with As Long As I Have a Song, the audience wanted more, and Beth would have played on, the Hall went silent everyone delighted to have been in the company of a genuine performer to sharing her experiences determined to entertain the crowds with her songs, music and warmth.

Beth Hart - Colston Hall -   May 2015- _0082lTonight there was fun, smiles, tears and every mix of emotions that life can throw at you and definitely have been thrown at Beth with her many oft reported hurdles and challenges she has conquered making her the stellar artist she is today. The music flowed including One Eyed Chicken, Window, St Theresa  and Waterfalls; we heard from Beth about the tracks but her voice did all the talking we needed as she mixed up the styles and tones, Blues, Country, Rock above all it was all delivered in the style of Beth. We heard the voice, piano playing and her guitar skills we heard the band in its full gory, and there was acoustic. Whatever the format and style Beth was the heartstone of tonight’s entertainment.

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UK TOUR DATES

Book Online: HERE or 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 871 8819

LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL – SUNDAY 3rd MAY 2015
Tickets: £25.00, £32.50 / Box Office: 0844 871 8819

GLASGOW O2 ABC – WEDNESDAY 6th MAY 2015
Tickets: £22.50, £25.00 / Venue Box Office: 0844 477 2000 Book Online: HERE

LONDON BARBICAN – FRIDAY 8th MAY 2015
Tickets: £25.00, £28.50, £32.50 / Venue Box Office: 0207 638 8891

LEEDS O2 ACADEMY – SATURDAY 9th MAY 2015
Tickets: £23.50 – Venue Box Office: 0844 477 2000

CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE – MONDAY 11th MAY 2015
Tickets: £25.00, £28.50 / Venue Box Office: 01223 357851

NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
WEDNESDAY 13th MAY 2015
Tickets: £23.50 / Venue Box Office: 0845 413 4444