Oct 10, 2011

Beth Angharad - singer-songwriter, UK (E91)

About: Beth Angharad young and very talnted singer from Bangor, Wales

"Hi everyone :-) my name is Beth Angharad and I'm an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Wales, UK. I'm currently studying English literature at university, but live in Bangor, North Wales when I'm not busy with my head stuck in a book!
I've been playing guitar for around three years now and really love to accompany myself singing- it gives me such a huge sense of freedom. I write songs based on real experiences SO, if you're planning on getting close to me, be warned- you'll probably end up in a song at some point! ;-)
I'm influenced by all kinds of music, but a few favourites include Bon Iver, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Belle and Sebastian and Taylor Swift. If you like my music, please do get in touch and let me know- I'm always so pleasantly surprised when people actually enjoy something I've created and it means the world to me."

1). What is the best time of the day for you to compose your music?
I don't really have a specific time of day in which I write my music. Sometimes I'll wake up having had a dream that's really affected me, and so I'll write a song about it; or I might write a song right at the end of the day, by which time a lot may have happened and I've got loads to say!

2). If you could choose, in what country and in what century would you like to live?
To be honest, I'm a proper Welsh girl so I'd have to say I'd choose to live in Britain, despite our notoriously bad weather! I'd like to live in the 1960s because I absolutely love the music from period, and I've always found that era really interesting. Wish Woodstock was still going!

3). What is your favourite meal?
I do like a good stir-fry.

4). If you were a writer, what would be the main idea of your book and what would you name it?
There's a poem by T.S. Eliot called 'Burnt Norton' with the following lines it:

"Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden."

My mum first introduced me to the poem, and we both love those lines. The concept of 'what could have happened' has always really interested me. I'd like to write a book on that sort of thing, based on human behaviour and decisions, why we make them, and what would happen if we made a different decisions.

5). You had a million dollars and only 24 hours to spend it, what would your actions be?
I'd go out and buy a nice big patch of land for my farming-loving boyfriend, along with some livestock to get him started; I'd take my friends and family out on a massive shopping spree in London; and I'd buy myself a Takamine guitar because they're yummy!

Listen to: Beth Angharad - Small Bird

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