Singer songwriter Beatie Wolfe: a 21st-Century artist with a truly classic sound - described as “brilliant” by GQ, “profound” by The Times & “ground-breaking” by The Independent - releases her second album: Montagu Square.
With songwriting that has been likened to Leonard Cohen’s and melodies that feel reminiscent of Lennon's effortless simplicity, Wolfe's tender yet confident second album Montagu Square is a collection of songs that touch on themes of today and combine powerful musicianship with fresh yet timeless songwriting.
Montagu Square was conceived at 34 Montagu Sq - the former home and secret studio of Hendrix, Ringo, McCartney, Lennon & Yoko Ono - and the single 'Take Me Home' was recorded in the room where McCartney wrote ‘Eleanor Rigby’ & Hendrix penned ‘The Wind Cries Mary.’
Beatie Wolfe's Story So Far...
Beatie Wolfe has been hailed as the definition of a 21st century artist with a truly classic sound, described as “Brilliant” by GQ, “Beautiful” by Monocle and “Profound” by The Times. Beatie's career has taken her from being the artist who pioneered the "World's First" 3D Interactive Album App for her album 8ight - which led to a world tour with Apple - to Official British Ambassador for Creativity & Innovation (Britain is GREAT). While also being PopJam's star musician channel with an audience of half a million kids to Musical Director of a "ground-breaking" (The Independent) new research project looking at the Power of Music for people living with dementia. Beatie's musical mentor is 9-time Grammy Award winner Wynton Marsalis
Beatie's shows range from venues like Ronnie Scott's, Jazz Cafe & 606 Club to the Roundhouse, Marquee Club & Serpentine Gallery; a residency with Punchdrunk in New York to festivals like Secret Garden Party & Smooth FM in the UK & Wassaic in the US. Beatie has presented at CeBIT, WIRED, The Royal Institution, DLD Munich, Digital Shoreditch & Apple in London, Germany & U.S.
GQ Magazine first discovered Beatie at St Pancras Old Church, reviewing it as the "best concert [they'd] been to all year" and then in July '13, GQ did the exclusive premiere of her debut album 8ight.
A fantastic year in film & music! Hear Beatie on Monocle's Annual Culture Review (for her third M24 appearance) joining film critics Jason Solomons and Karen Krizanovich to give their 2014 roundups.
Beatie Wolfe was called "Ground-breaking" by the Independent's Senior Arts Correspondent, Emily Judd, for her Power of Music & Dementia project and went on to remark it was "a musical miracle for dementia".
Read Wired's Review of Beatie Wolfe's 'World's First' 3D interactive album app for album 8ight available via iTunes Store everywhere. Album also available on Amazon and Google Play.
Beatie talks & performs live regularly on BBC Radio. National highlights included Radio 4 & 6 and regional BBC radio appearances include: London, Stoke, Suffolk, Lancashire, Berkshire & Three Counties.
Beatie joined the animated team at MTV news to talk about her charity single "Kids Wish for the World", being an Ambassador for children and paving the way for the next generations of songwriters.
Beatie Wolfe has been hailed for "seeing music differently" and pioneering entirely new formats for her music releases, including a 3D Interactive Album App for 8ight and the world's first album deck of NFC cards & the 'Take Me Home' gown for Montagu Square.
Beatie is also musical director & co-founder of the 'Power of Music & Dementia' project - the "first study of its kind" (The Times) to prove that new music could be as effective as familiar music in reanimating people living with Dementia. Read more below.