About Beth Rowley

Beth Ann Rowley is an English singer-songwriter.

Rowley was born in Peru to British parents who moved back to Bristol, England when Rowley was two years old.

She was influenced by her family's love for many different musical styles, particularly blues, country, folk, gospel and Latin American music. When aged 16, Rowley formed The Apogee, an original 5 piece funk/soul/acid jazz group. At age 17, she was spotted at an open mic night in the London entertainment club, Ginglik, in Shepherd's Bush.

Rowley studied music and art at Weston-super-Mare College and in 2003, went on to the Brighton Institute of Modern Music with the particular help and encouragement of soulsinger Carleen Anderson. During her time at the school, Rowley toured with Ronan Keating and Enrique Iglesias providing backing vocals.

She attended St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, in Bristol.

In 2000, Rowley teamed up with Jazz saxophonist Ben Castle , well known for his work with Jamie Cullum. She began writing her own material and with Ben's encouragement and assistance she released three EPs, Beth Rowley , Sweet Hours and Violets . From the Violets EP she released a single entitled, 'Nobody's Fault But Mine' which was the iTunes 'Single of the Week' for December 2007.

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