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Los Angeles FUNK/SOUL/R&B/BLUES
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Stripped Down & Unplugged Released Sept. 2014, Single "Let Me Down" (Acoustic) Featured on Soultracks.com. On iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, RDIO!

Latest Win:

Cliff Beach - Congratulations - Semi-Finalists For Unsigned Only 2017 on Jul 12, 2017.   Source

Stripped Down & Unplugged Released Sept. 2014, Single "Let Me Down" (Acoustic) Featured on Soultracks.com. On iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, RDIO!

Latest Win:

Cliff Beach - Congratulations - Semi-Finalists For Unsigned Only 2017 on Jul 12, 2017.   Source

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Cliff Beach-Funk-apella-"Hot Knife" (A cappella cover of Fiona Apple)

LA musician and Berklee-trained Vocalist Cliff Beach experiments with a cappella vocal layers and beat boxing covering Fiona Apple's "Hot Knife" Recorded at 1192 Studios, Mastered at ST5A. Shot and edited by Johnson Diep.

Cliff Beach-Sugar- Original- NPR Tiny Desk Contest

Cliff Beach performs "Sugar"from his upcoming album"The Gospel According to Cliff Beach" live at ST5A in DTLA. Recorded by Mister Rocks. Video by Johnson Diep.

Cliff Beach- Superstition (Stevie Wonder) live at Open Space Hollywood

LA Funk/Soul music artist Cliff Beach performs Superstition (Stevie Wonder) live with his 9 piece band at the Open Space in Hollywood. cliffbeachmusic.com

Cliff Beach- "Let Me Down"-Tiny Desk NPR Contest- Web Version- Funky/Soul

Cliff Beach- Let Me Down-Tiny Desk NPR Contest- Web Version- Funky/Soul www.cliffbeachmusic.com Video by Gabe Rosenn "Let Me Down"- Original by Cliff Beach-

Sugar / Let Me Down | Cliff Beach | TEDxNapaValley

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cliff Beach performs "Sugar" and "Let Me Down"

Cliff Beach - Let Me Down - Original Version- Official Video w/ outtakes

This is the video for "Let Me Down"; the single from "Who The Funk Is Cliff Beach?" EP. Includes outtakes reel at the end. More info at cliffbeachmusic.com.

The Cliff Beach Video Experience

Singer/Bandleader Cliff Beach explains about his musical background, his music, and the Be Heard competition at the Grammy Museum,.

The Cliff Beach Experience- Live @ Music Box performing

The Cliff Beach Experience performing on Music Box for El Segundo TV Jan 2012. This episode was a Winner of the 2012 Star Awards in June 2012. Nominated for Best Jazz Artist LA Music Awards.

Cliff Beach- One Day It'll All Be Over

Funk/Soul Musician Cliff Beach explores the effects of vocal looping on the original song " One Day It'll All Be Over". Endorsed by TC- Helicon, makers of the Ditto Mic Looper, featured in the video. Submitted for NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2016.

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  • Cliff Beach- Live Review- Music Connection Magazine
  • Cliff and Akon
  • Cliff Beach on Keyshia Cole
  • Uptown funk headlining grammy after party
  • CD Baby DIY Conference

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Bio

Cliff Beach Biography:

Cliff was born into a family with strong musical roots and like most of the musicians that he idolized as a kid, he too grew up playing music in the church and sang regularly at home to entertain members of his family. Cliff describes those days as if he were, “singing into a drumstick for a meal,” with a laugh, “I just remember there being a lot of food around and for some reason, looking back, I always picture a drumstick in my hand.” Its remarks like this that reveals the quick humored, bright-natured and welcoming personality that is “Cliff Beach”.

Cliff’s musical journey flourished once he ventured from his home town of Washington, DC to attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. There he performed in all-star showcases as well as honed in and perfected his singing, songwriting and keyboard skills. After graduating in 2002, he relocated and set his sights on conquering Los Angeles with his band, The Moon Crickets. The group headlined gigs at notable blues/funk venues like BB Kings Blues Club and The Hard Rock Café along with their Outdoor Concert Series. The group did experience some local success which led to them releasing two independent albums, a self-titled debut LP released in 2006 followed by The Moon Crickets: Live at Universal City Walk released in 2007.

The group quickly disbanded in late 2007 and at that time Cliff was booked for a series of tours on Holland America Cruise Lines where he was a featured member (keys and vocals) in their house band. He recalls this time of his life as being, “fantastic but also somewhat of a drunken blur.” Upon returning to Los Angeles Cliff refocused his energy on playing solo shows, doing some studio recordings and hosting writing sessions with other local artists and producers. The result of these sessions led to the formation of C.T.O. (Creating the Opportunity), a network of local musicians founded by Cliff and six others. C.T.O.’s motto is “Music First” and its members were banded together to create performance opportunities, offer support to one another and to raise awareness on social issues. “We were tired of playing places with booking agents that didn’t promote and had bands that did not mesh well together on one bill, we decided we could create a more family atmosphere producing our own shows. We were already booking shows together anyway so it seemed like a logical progression.”

In 2013 Cliff hit the studio and began to focus on his solo EP, "Who the Funk is Cliff Beach?" An introductory EP comprised of five songs executive produced by Cliff with mastering by good friend Peter Rocks (Far East Movement, Of Montreal, Lupe Fiasco), engineering by up-and-comer Tim Hall and an alternative mix from Lightdrop . The EP features the single “Let Me Down” a funky, head nodding, catchy track that perfectly displays the range of Cliff’s vocal ability and his funkability. Another stand out track is a slick rendition of The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy”, “The Black Keys are one of my favorite bands” says Cliff. “They were able to bring a style of music back to the forefront that was totally left of center all thanks to them being true to themselves”.

In 2014 Cliff headlined Target Sundays at the California African American Museum for Black History Month in Feb and for their July 4th Extravaganza. Cliff was also a featured musical act at TEDX Napa Valley in March 2014.His latest EP "Stripped Down and Unplugged" was released in September 2014, with its lead single “Let Me Down (Acoustic) featured on Soul Tracks.com Music Blog in Nov. 2014. Cliff is currently working on his new album entitled “The Gospel According to Cliff Beach”, which is due out in 2016. Cliff is a voting Member of NARAS, a Songwriter and Publisher with BMI (Please and Funk You Publishing) and an award winning member of Toastmasters International. His notable songwriting credits include MIB's "Complicated" (Jungle Entertainment-Korea), Thelma Aoyama's "Tokeyo" (Universal Music Japan), and Andrew Pong feat. Kahi "Tonight" (Sony Hong Kong) as well as work for Monet, Layla, J. Zuzanna, Koncrete, Michael Greenberg and Jaeson Ma. He is also a staff member of ST5A-DTLA in Los Angeles and endorsed by TC-Helicon, makers of the Ditto Mic Looper Pedal.

Members

Robin Davis
Marketing Consultant
Richard Barnes
Investor
Tonya Barnes
Investor
Lily Trick
Co-mixer
Alex Thursby Pierce
Videographer
Sean George
Puppeteer
Miracle Hallman
Actress/Model
Cliff Beach
Vocals/Keys/Band Leader/Producer
Luis Narino
Guitar/ Graphic Designer
Sean Beale-Rosano
Bass
Rich Thomas
Bass- Alternate
Michael Greenberg
Guitar
Marcos Mora
Drums
Tony Hampton
Drums
Evan Mackey
Trombone/ Horn Arranger
Sam Williams
Sax
Ruben Salinas
Sax
Peter Rocks
Mastering
Tim Hall
Engineer/ Asst. Producer
Light Drop
Producer
Gabe Rosenn
Videographer
Marcela Carmona
Background Vocals
Antonio Dangond
Organ

Wins   Key

Cliff Beach - Congratulations - Semi-Finalists For Unsigned Only 2017
Jul 12, 2017 Cliff Beach - Congratulations - Semi-Finalists For Unsigned Only 2017
"Delilah" off my new album "The Gospel According to Cliff Beach" has been selected as a semi-finalist for Unsigned Only 2017. To see the complete list of semi-finalists (listed alphabetically by artist's name), go to: https://unsignedonly.com/uploads/misc/UO_SemiFinalists.htm. Source
Feb 12, 2017 Cliff Beach- Headling Uptown Funk Grammy After Party
The ‘UPTOWN FUNK GRAMMY AFTER PARTY!’ is Sunday Febuary 12, 2017 at Skinny's Lounge in NOHO from 7pm-1am. This Industry AFTER PARTY/RED CARPET EVENT will feature Live Performances by members of legendary FUNK-SOUL BANDS including PARLIAMENT, FUNKADELIC, JAMES BROWN, PRINCE NPG, LAKESIDE, CAMEO, DAZZ BAND, RICK JAMES BAND, MARY JANE GIRLS, THE TIME, LOOSE ENDS & CLIFF BEACH, Cliff goes on with full band for 4 song super set at 9pm. Tickets at http://bit.ly/2kux3vC. Source
Feb 02, 2016 One Day It'll All Be Over Video- Endorsed by TC-Helicon
TC-Helicon Makers of the Ditto Mic Looper and have endorsed Cliff Beach's "One Day It'll All Be Over", which features their pedal in his video. Source
Cliff Beach appears on Keyshia Cole's BET show
Mar 25, 2015 Cliff Beach appears on Keyshia Cole's BET show "All In"
Cliff teaches Keyshia Cole's son DJ piano on her BET show "All In" Source
Nov 07, 2014 Cliff Beach- First Listen- Soultracks.com
"Berklee College of Music graduate Cliff Beach is now a popular L.A. singer and songwriter who is probably best known in SoCal for his funky music. But he goes a different direction on his new album,'Stripped Down & Unplugged'. And he opens with an acoustic version of one of his prior funk hits, “Let Me Down.” It is a soul song with a clear folk edge to it, and it definitely works." Source
Oct 15, 2014 Cliff Beach "Stripped Down & Unplugged" in consideration for Grammys
Stripped Down & Unplugged is on the ballot for the 57th Grammys. Let Me Down Acoustic- Best American Roots Song Love Interruption (Jack White cover)- Best American Roots Performance Applause Prod. by Wolves (Lady Gaga cover)- Best Pop Vocal Performance also featured on Noble Creatures "Strange Behavior"- Best Pop Vocal Album
Oct 03, 2014 Cliff Beach on G Spot Radio with Garrett Miller
Full 2 hour interview with all 10 tracks from "Who The Funk is Cliff Beach?" and the latest "Stripped Down & Unplugged." Source
Sep 20, 2014 Stripped Down & Unplugged EP release on 9/16
Cliff Beach latest EP will be released on iTUnes, Amazon, Spotify, RDIO etc on 9/16.
Mentored on Radio show Business Rockstars by Akon
Apr 24, 2014 Mentored on Radio show Business Rockstars by Akon
Mentored on Radio on Business Rockstars by Akon. cliffbeachmusic.com Source
Mar 30, 2014 Performed at TEDx Napa Valley
Cliff Beach performed in a trio at Tedx Napa Valley in March 2013. Source
Oct 30, 2013 Cliff Beach- Live Review- Music Connection Magazine
Print version 10/30/13 Digital version 11/4/13 Source
Oct 09, 2013 Who The Funk Is Cliff Beach? in Consideration for 2014 Grammys
Who The Funk Is Cliff Beach? including singles Let Me Down and Ready to Fall in Love Again are in consideration for nominations for 2014 Grammys. Stay Tuned! It's good to be a member....a gold ( I mean voting)member hehehe ) of NARAS!
Jul 16, 2013 Released "Who The Funk Is Cliff Beach?" Physically and Digitally! 7/16
Jul 16, 2013 Became a voting member of the NARAS!
Today Cliff Beach became an official voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ( founder of the GRAMMY's)! I can vote on the GRAMMY's now and nominate artists!
Jun 17, 2013 Nominated for La Music Awards Cliff Beach receives his 3rd LA Music Award Nomination for the Urban Artist, Jazz Artist and Album of the Year categories. Nomination Ceremony on June 20th at The Whiskey, final awards Nov 14 at Avalon in Hollywood. The list of nominees can be found here: http://www.lamusicawards.net/nominees.html Source
Jun 13, 2013 Cliff Beach nominated for Hollywood Music and Media Awards-"Delilah" R&B/Soul category! Cliff Beach is nominated for " Delilah" (Live) by the Hollywood Music and Media Awards in R&B/Soul category. Full list of nominees can be viewed here http://www.hmmawards.org/?page_id=3200.
Jun 03, 2013 2013 Los Angeles Music Award Nomination for Record of the Year Nominated for Record of the Year for " Who The Funk Is Cliff Beach?" Nomination Ceremony on June 20th at The Whiskey. Also nominated for Best Jazz Artist! More info here http://www.lamusicawards.net/nominees.html
May 30, 2013 Los Angeles Music Award Nomination 2013- Jazz Artist Cliff Beach receives a nomination for a Los Angeles Music Award 2013- Jazz Artist Category. Nomination Ceremony on June 20th 7pm at The Whiskey! Nominated for his song "Delilah" from his live El Segundo TV Music Box taping which won a local TV- Star Award in 2012. More info here http://www.lamusicawards.net/nominees.html
Apr 18, 2013 Endorsement- Koffeehouse

“Cliff Beach is a highly talented performer that has worked with Koffeehouse for a number of years, performing with his band, ‘The Cliff Beach Experience’, at our monthly showcase at the legendary Harvelle’s in Santa Monica, headlining our Summer Concert Series at The Hyatt Regency in Century City and our Artist Showcase at The Charleston in Santa Monica. Cliff entertains audiences with his energetic performance style that has just the right amount of blues, R&B, soul and funk, guaranteed to make sure everyone has a ‘funky good time’! We look forward to working with Cliff more in future Koffeehouse events and seeing his artistry and fan base grow for many years to come.” -Jeremy Koff- CEO/Founder of Koffeehouse Music

Apr 18, 2013 Endorsement-Topanga Days Festival

"Cliff Beach embodies funk and soul, channeling the likes of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson with ‘groovalicious’ charisma! Cliff is a true warrior of the funk, plain and simple." -Amit Gilad- Founder of Label27/Talent Buyer: Topanga Days Festival

Apr 18, 2013 Endorsement- Room 5 Residency

“When Cliff Beach speaks his words and his music take his audience on an amazing journey, as his songs allow them to see into the window of his creative vision. As a talent booker/host of PRG “Acoustically Speaking” at Room 5 Lounge in Hollywood it has been my honor to have Cliff take the stage for nearly 4 years as a resident performer. As an entertainer Cliff has simply engaged the masses, while weaving his lyrics into lullabies and hypnotic dance tunes that simply, but oh so magically dance across his keyboard.” -Roni Walter aka "Poet Roni Girl" - Producer/Host of PRG presents Acoustically Speaking at Room 5 Lounge Hollywood

Apr 18, 2013 Endorsement- MOJAMOJA

"Cliff's music is soulful, funky and authentic. As a performer, Cliff is fun and engaging. Cop a download, catch a show!" -Oscar Merino - President of MOJAMOJA/Operations Manager for Garth Trinidad (KCRW)

Apr 18, 2013 Endorsement- Music Box

“From the very first note, your head starts bopping, your foot starts tapping, your fingers snap, snap, snap, and before you know it you’re dancing in your seat if not taking center stage on the dance floor. It’s the Cliff Beach Experience invading your soul – a lyrical rapture that leaves you craving for more.” -Michelle Mizal-Archer Producer/Host of El Segundo TV’s Music Box

Apr 18, 2013 Endorsement- Still Waters

"Cliff Beach is an amazing talent, a rare fusion of funk,soul and r&b that bridges generations, cultures and music genres" -Food4Thot- Producer of “Still Waters” and Owner of “Vibrations”

Jun 21, 2012 2012 SCAN 16th Annual STAR AWARD WINNERS El Segundo TV Show- Music Box: The "Cliff Beach" Episode won a Star Award for best Talk Show (under 400k)! To view entire show watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UdnOBkHfOQ!

Contact

Manager/Band Leader
Cliff Beach
818-975-0813

Calendar

Date Event Title Location Type More Info
Apr 12, 2013 Be Heard Finals- Grammy Museum ,   Details
Jun 20, 2013 2013 LA Music Awards Nominee Night! ,   Details
Jul 13, 2013 Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council-Taste of Summer Fundraiser- Private Event ,   Details
Jul 19, 2013 Who the Funk is Cliff Beach EP release party! Fri July 19, 9:30pm ,   Details
Aug 01, 2013 Koffeehouse Century City Showcase at The Century Plaza Hotel ,   Details
Aug 07, 2013 Cliff Beach- Saddle Ranch Universal City Walk- Indie Entertainment Summit 10:45pm sharp! ,   Details
Aug 10, 2013 Cliff Beach at The Jester in Ojai 9pm ,   Details
Aug 29, 2013 Koffeehouse Century City Showcase at The Century Plaza Hotel 7:30pm ,   Details
Sep 26, 2013 Cliff Beach with Noble Creatures and DJ MAXX ,   Details
Oct 26, 2013 Hot Mess 2 Gauchos Glendale , Performance   Details
Nov 13, 2013 Cliff Beach In-Store Performance-The Record Parlour Hollywood 8pm Hollywood, CA Performance   Details
Nov 14, 2013 LA Music Awards Finals ,   Details
Nov 21, 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Finals ,   Details
Feb 02, 2014 Target Sundays Black History Month at CAAM LA, CA Performance   Details
Feb 14, 2014 Hot Mess 3 Cliff Beach at Gaucho's Village Glendale, CA Performance   Details
Mar 30, 2014 TEDX Napa Valley Napa, CA Performance   Details
Apr 04, 2014 Hot Mess 4 at Gaucho's Village Glendale, CA Performance   Details
May 03, 2014 Hot Mess 5- Gaucho's- with DJ MAXX and Noble Creatures Glendale, CA Performance   Details
Jul 04, 2014 TARGET 4th of July Spectactular at CAAM Los Angeles, CA Performance   Details
Jul 23, 2014 Soul Music Night at Whiskey Reds Marina Del Rey, CA Performance   Details
Jul 26, 2014 Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council-Taste of Summer Fundraiser 3- Private Event @ The Victorian Santa Monica Santa Monica, CA Performance   Details
Sep 20, 2014 Cliff Beach NEW Stripped and Unplugged EP release party! West Hollywood, CA Performance   Details
Oct 01, 2014 Koffeehouse-Vitello's Music Series & Competition 10/1 Studio City, CA Performance   Details
Oct 26, 2014 Glow Party- Three Clubs- Cliff Beach with Noble Creatures and DJ MAXX! Hollywood, CA Performance   Details
Nov 17, 2014 Industry-Soul Mondays Universal City, CA Performance   Details
Dec 11, 2014 Cliff Beach at 8th and Hope LA, CA Performance   Details
Dec 31, 2014 Cliff Beach at The Ranch House Ojai NYE Ojai, CA Performance   Details
Feb 13, 2015 Black Valentine's 4- The Hub Ojai-Cliff Beach with Noble Creatures Ojai, CA Performance   Details
Apr 24, 2015 Cliff Beach with Noble Creatures- Deer Lodge Ojai Ojai, CA Performance   Details
Jul 04, 2015 Cliff Beach July 4th at CAAM-Target Los Angeles, California Performance   Details
Jul 31, 2015 Cliff Beach Opening for Noble Creatures at The Deer Lodge Ojai Ojai, CA Performance   Details
Aug 15, 2015 Cliff Beach opening for Noble Creatures at The Hub Ojai Ojai, CA Performance   Details
Sep 12, 2015 Cliff Solo Gig at Paradise LBC Long Beach, CA Performance   Details
Oct 24, 2015 Cliff Beach opening for Noble Creatures at The Hub Ojai Ojai, CA Performance   Details
Nov 22, 2015 Cliff Beach- Secret Show- Harlowe- Sun Revue West Hollywood, CA Performance   Details
Dec 06, 2015 Back at Harlowe for Sun Night Revue , Performance   Details
Dec 13, 2015 Sunday Night Revuew - Harlowe Weho , Performance   Details
Dec 19, 2015 Cliff Beach opening for Noble Creatures Ojai, CA Performance   Details
Dec 20, 2015 Sunday Revue , Performance   Details
Jan 03, 2016 Sunday Night Revuew - Harlowe Weho , Performance   Details
Jan 17, 2016 sunday night revue at harlowe weho , Performance   Details
Jan 24, 2016 sunday night revue at harlowe weho , Performance   Details
Jul 30, 2016 Prince Tribute Show-Colorado Bar Pasadena Pasadena, CA Performance   Details
Nov 04, 2016 Breeders Cup 2016- Koffeehouse , Performance   Details
Jan 06, 2017 Cliff Beach- Open Space- Hollywood , Performance   Details
Jan 26, 2017 Cliff Beach- Molly Malone's , Performance   Details
Feb 12, 2017 Cliff Beach- Headline- Uptown Funk Grammy After Party- Skinny's Lounge NOHO North Hollywood, CA Performance   Details
Mar 30, 2017 Cliff Beach- Molly Malone's 3/30 10pm Los Angeles, CA Performance   Details
Apr 05, 2017 Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China Beijing, China Other   Details
Apr 06, 2017 Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China Beijing, China Other   Details
Apr 07, 2017 Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China Beijing, China Other   Details
Apr 08, 2017 Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China Beijing, China Other   Details
Apr 09, 2017 Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China Beijing, China Other   Details
Apr 10, 2017 Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China Beijing, China Other   Details
Apr 11, 2017 Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China Beijing, China Other   Details
Apr 12, 2017 Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China Beijing, China Other   Details
Apr 13, 2017 Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China Beijing, China Other   Details
Apr 14, 2017 Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China Beijing, China Other   Details
Apr 15, 2017 Cliff Beach Backgrounds/Keys for Noble Creatures- Lost Knight , Performance   Details
Apr 23, 2017 Cliff Beach-Living Room Songwriter Round Los Angeles, CA Performance   Details
Jul 14, 2017 Deer Lodge Ojai , Performance   Details
Jul 14, 2017 The Deer Lodge Ojai, CA Performance   Details
Aug 25, 2017 Unknown venue Nashville, TN Performance   Details
Aug 25, 2017 Cliff CD Baby DIY Conference BB Kings Nashville, TN Performance   Details
Aug 27, 2017 Cliff Beach Living Room Show at Standard Deluxe in Waverly , Performance   Details
Sep 22, 2017 The Gospel According to Cliff Beach PRESALE , Promo   Details
Oct 06, 2017 The Gospel According to Cliff Beach CD RELEASE TBD , Performance   Details