Bethany M. Roberts

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Bethany M. Roberts is a songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Bristol, UK. Her voice carries elements of folksong honesty and choral clarity as she weaves melodic lines over intricate fingerpicked banjo and guitar. There’s a hypnotic intimacy in her performance that invites audiences to commune with the quieter parts of themselves, drawn in by her ever-shifting harmonic patterns. She usually writes, plays & sings with alt-folk project Hands of the Heron, poetry/soundscape duo House of Figs and performs as half of Beth & Rowan.

She produced recent releases by Claire Vine, Bea Piper and Anna Anise (all out on Cuculi Records), with a debut release from longtime creative partner Bec Garthwaite next on her production schedule. She frequently performs live with these artists on violin and backing vocals, and she’s also previously collaborated with notable emerging artists including Ben Osborn, Emily Isherwood, Waldo’s Gift, Amy Yon, Ishmael Ensemble and Tankus the Henge. Recently, her live solo sets have seen her supporting the likes of Solana, The Magic Lantern and Haiku Salut.