“Modern Frequency Beth Arnold Gilbert is the whole package: her vocals, her lyrics, and her rocker attitude all exemplify Alanis's "You Oughta Know" on this particular track. Digging it!” - Robert Frezza
Beth is an Independent singer, songwriter and guitar player from the Philadelphia area. She has her home base in a 90s alt-rock type of vibe but realms all the indie/rock/pop genres. She loves to write songs with dynamics that appear smooth and sweet but also driving, punchy and powerful. You may sometimes find a “Grace Potter- like '' raspy anthem crescendo. Find her playing all around the area. She plays solo acoustic and full electric with some amazing musicians.
Originally the lead singer, co-songwriter, and rhythm guitarist of the band Karmalatta, she eventually went solo in 2020. During the band’s tumultuous time, they self-produced all their material. “I also worked on several side projects while with the band, but I was never solo.” Our last EP was released the same day the Pandemic lockdown started. If that isn’t a sign, I don’t know what is!”
With new songs, Gilbert found producer Ron Disilvestro @Forge Recording Studios. Together they assembled a team of musicians including John K. Faye (of the Caufields), Brendan McGeehan (bassist, producer, member of Right Fiction) and Will Brown (lead guitar, XIXIX music.)
She released her solo debut,“Gimme Back My Castle” in December 2021. The EP features three singles including the raspy, compelling power song “I Know It’s A Sickness,” the melodic, catchy “Merry Go Round” and the gritty anthem; “I Think I Need Help.” The music video for it was released soon after the single, which Gilbert made herself. It features smashing clocks, various objects burning, snakes and more. “It is grungy & gritty, I love it,” she says.
Gilbert’s discography includes Karmalatta’s self produced full length Album “From Me To You” & two EPs: “Sheep Eater” & “Don’t Wanna Talk About It.” She has written and co-written hundreds of other songs. She contributed an original song to The Philadelphia Jazz Projects "Remedy" sessions as well as lending her vocals to the Ray Charles version of "I Don't Need A Doctor" for that project. She has featured songs on both ''A Philly Christmas for Kids Volume I & II,” compilations (all proceeds donated to CHOP children's charity.) Gilbert Co-wrote the original Christmas song "Invisible Present" and was a performer in the Ladybug festival in Wilmington, DE 2018 & 2019. As well as a Homey Award nominee for best rock song 2018, EP of the year & best new artist in 2022.
You can find her performing all around the Philadelphia area to promote her "Gimme Back My Castle" EP.
Check Events page for upcoming performances. Highlights of prior performances include Ambler Octoberfest 2022, 118 North in Wayne, Up Festival (Collegeville, PA) 2022, Attic Brewing in Phila (for the Celebration of Women's History Month) 2022, Aristaeus Brewing, Broken Goblet Brewery, The Royal Glenside, The Tin Angel, Connie’s Ric Rac, The Red Stallion, The Grape Room, The Barbary, The Fire and The Trocadero.
Stream on your preferred platform: https://betharnoldgilbert.hearnow.com
“🌟 We're seriously impressed by the synergy between the rock instrumentation and Beth's vocals, creating a spine-tingling experience. The thought-provoking lyrics add another layer of depth to this incredible track. 🎤💥” - Delvin Waihenya