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Jenny Beck
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Jenny Beck is a Swedish singer/songwriter based in the UK. Although her main genres are Folk and Acoustic music, she is often experimenting with other genres su
Jenny Beck is a Swedish singer/songwriter. She relocated to the UK in 2001 to further her music career and has since written, produced and recorded three stunning CDs that have attracted much attention from the music press, radio stations and internet music sites world-wide. Though her main genres are folk/pop and acoustic she is often experimenting with various kinds of music, such as R&B, pop, Soul and Blues - genres that feature on her brand CD "On The Outside" which is out now and available from most leading online music outlets, such as iTunes, Napster, MSN Music and other online shops such as www.tapintomusic.com, www.uksounds.com, the official Jenny Beck website and www.myspace.com/jennybeck. The CD is distributed by the world's leading distributor of digital music, The Orchard. Jenny's songs are frequently being played on internet and FM radio stations world-wide and her tracks have featured on many successful compilation albums. Her CD "Morning Rain" has received rave reviews from the music press and internet e-zines in both the UK and the US and she was featured in the May 2004 issue of the popular magazine "All Access Music" which is distributed to over 100.000 people in Los Angeles alone. Jenny Beck has a very refreshing and clear sound and with the time, dedication and passion it takes to write, record, produce and release CDs independently she has proven she is an artist with wagon-loads of ambition and is a name to remember.
Band/artist history
Jenny Beck grew up in a suburban home in Stockholm, Sweden. Shes been into music all her life & was fed with sixties music from day one. Both her parents were into The Beatles & as a one-year-old Jenny used to dance to The Beatles music. It was the sixties music that inspired Jenny to start writing her own music & many of the songs suggest various sixties & seventies influences such as Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel & Don McLean, but whilst the sixties will always be a big part of Jennys music there are two major modern influences that has inspired her to write songs, Suzanne Vega and Tori Amos. The mix of modern & past influences create a unique & fresh feeling & sound to Jennys songs. Jenny started writing songs as an eleven-year-old, inspired by her first ever LP purchases. She has been playing the flute since she was seven & has been a part of various classical orchestras. When her brother started taking guitar lessons, Jenny picked up guitar playing too and started taking classical guitar lessons. Shortly after she started composing her own material using the only two chords she knew then. At the age of 19 Jenny graduated from sound technology school & was awarded a sound engineer diploma. During her four years at media school & sound technology school she started recording her own song material in the school studio with her sound technology teacher as producer. Jenny writes, produces & engineers all her songs herself & with the help of professional musicians shes managed to create 3 high quality productions that have attracted much attention world-wide.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I do gigs all over the UK. I really enjoy it and am looking forward to doing more gigs to promote my new CD. The best gig so far was definitely performing alongside Roachford and Thunder during the Beached Festival in Scarborough, UK, a few years ago.
Your musical influences
My musical influences come from a lot of different artists and time periods. A lot of it can be found in the Sixties. Joni Mitchell is a huge influence, so are The Beatles. I tend to like and listen to singer/songwriters...mostly female. I like all sorts of music though...Folk, Pop, Country, R&B, Jazz, Rock...I'm like a sponge when it comes to music, so you can tell what I've been listening to from the songs I write at any specific time.
What equipment do you use?
I play a semi-acoustic Crafter and a Fender Squier.
Anything else?
Please visit Jenny Beck's website www.jennybeck.co.uk for further information, to buy CDs, read reviews, listen to song samples, read the latest news, view videos and join the discussion on the forum.
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