"I think she is a very unique female voice that needs to be heard- these songs rock, and Beth sings like a MFer" -John K Faye
Alt-rock singer-songwriter Beth Arnold Gilbert is a newly solo artist from the Philadelphia area.
Her debut EP "Gimme Back My Castle" was released December 2021. This was Gilbert’s first time working with a producer and the recording speaks for itself. “ I wish I had met Ron sooner!” she says
Ron DiSilvestro produced, mixed and mastered her EP with the exception of “I Know It’s A Sickness” and “Merry Go Round,” both mastered by Simon Gibson @ Abbey Road Studios in London. Ron also provided drumming and brought in John K. Faye (formerly of the Caufields ) to provide additional production, vocal guidance, BVs and songwriting advice. Rounding out the team were musician and producer Brendan McGeehan (The Right Fiction) on bass and Will Brown (XIXIX music) on lead guitar. The EP features three singles including the raspy, compelling power song “I Know It’s A Sickness,” and the melodic, catchy “Merry Go Round.” The gritty anthem “I Think I Need Help” is also a standout. 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 song lyrics have a relevance that can be felt by all who listen. “I really obsess over my lyrics. They need to be just right, or else, I cannot let go.”
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 wrote and co-wrote 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 has performed at the Ladybug festival in Wilmington, DE 2018 with her band & 2019. Her band Karmalatta was a 2018 Homey Award nominee for best rock song in and she co-wrote the original Christmas song “Invisible Present.” Additionally Gilbert has performed all around greater Philadelphia including the Broken Goblet Music Venue, The Royal Glenside and with her former band, The Tin Angel, Connie’s Ric Rac, The Red Stallion, The Grape Room, The Barbary, The Fire and The Trocadero.
She is currently promoting this new EP, performing both acoustic and electric with a full band while preparing for several more releases.
For upcoming shows see website & links below
Stream on your preferred platform: https://betharnoldgilbert.hearnow.com