The Gospel According to Cliff Beach out now!
The Gospel According to Cliff Beach Nominated for Best Funk/Fusion/Jam Album Independent Music Award (IMA). Winners announced March 31.
Cliff Beach performs with his band "Sock It To Me" Sound by Tim Hall- 1192 Studios, Video by Gabe Rosenn - GPR Films http://www.gprfilms.com. C
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 shares his story of making "The Gospel According to Cliff Beach" using pics and live footage from his Album release party at Harvelle's SAMO and interview footage from ST5A.
More on "The Gospel According to Cliff Beach at cliffbeachmusic.hearnow.com
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.
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 http://www.cliffbeachmusic.com Video by Gabe Rosenn "Let Me Down"- Original by Cliff Beach-
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cliff Beach performs "Sugar" and "Let Me Down"
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.
Singer/Bandleader Cliff Beach explains about his musical background, his music, and the Be Heard competition at the Grammy Museum,.
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.
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 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 promoting his new album entitled “The Gospel According to Cliff Beach”, which came out in 2017. The album is nominated for Best Funk/Fusion/Jam Independent Music Award and has a featured review in Blues Matters Magazine. 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.
The Gospel According to Cliff Beach Nominated for Best Funk/Fusion/Jam Album Independent Music Award (IMA). Winners announced March 31.
Cliff Beach speaks about " The Gospel According to Cliff Beach" in this interview for Unclear Magazine.
Here's an article on Cliff Beach and his new album.
"Right Side of The Tracks" music officially selected for the International Music Video Underground Festival in Echo Park May 2018.
"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.
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.
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.
Cliff teaches Keyshia Cole's son DJ piano on her BET show "All In"
"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."
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
Full 2 hour interview with all 10 tracks from "Who The Funk is Cliff Beach?" and the latest "Stripped Down & Unplugged."
Cliff Beach latest EP will be released on iTUnes, Amazon, Spotify, RDIO etc on 9/16.
Mentored on Radio on Business Rockstars by Akon. cliffbeachmusic.com
Cliff Beach performed in a trio at Tedx Napa Valley in March 2013.
Print version 10/30/13 Digital version 11/4/13
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!
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!
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
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.
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
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
“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
"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
“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
"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)
“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
"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”
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!
|Apr 12, 2013||Be Heard Finals- Grammy Museum||,|
|Jun 20, 2013||2013 LA Music Awards Nominee Night!||,|
|Jul 13, 2013||Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council-Taste of Summer Fundraiser- Private Event||,|
|Jul 19, 2013||Who the Funk is Cliff Beach EP release party! Fri July 19, 9:30pm||,|
|Aug 01, 2013||Koffeehouse Century City Showcase at The Century Plaza Hotel||,|
|Aug 07, 2013||Cliff Beach- Saddle Ranch Universal City Walk- Indie Entertainment Summit 10:45pm sharp!||,|
|Aug 10, 2013||Cliff Beach at The Jester in Ojai 9pm||,|
|Aug 29, 2013||Koffeehouse Century City Showcase at The Century Plaza Hotel 7:30pm||,|
|Sep 26, 2013||Cliff Beach with Noble Creatures and DJ MAXX||,|
|Oct 26, 2013||Hot Mess 2 Gauchos Glendale||,||Performance|
|Nov 13, 2013||Cliff Beach In-Store Performance-The Record Parlour Hollywood 8pm||Hollywood, CA||Performance|
|Nov 14, 2013||LA Music Awards Finals||,|
|Nov 21, 2013||Hollywood Music in Media Awards Finals||,|
|Feb 02, 2014||Target Sundays Black History Month at CAAM||LA, CA||Performance|
|Feb 14, 2014||Hot Mess 3 Cliff Beach at Gaucho's Village||Glendale, CA||Performance|
|Mar 30, 2014||TEDX Napa Valley||Napa, CA||Performance|
|Apr 04, 2014||Hot Mess 4 at Gaucho's Village||Glendale, CA||Performance|
|May 03, 2014||Hot Mess 5- Gaucho's- with DJ MAXX and Noble Creatures||Glendale, CA||Performance|
|Jul 04, 2014||TARGET 4th of July Spectactular at CAAM||Los Angeles, CA||Performance|
|Jul 23, 2014||Soul Music Night at Whiskey Reds||Marina Del Rey, CA||Performance|
|Jul 26, 2014||Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council-Taste of Summer Fundraiser 3- Private Event @ The Victorian Santa Monica||Santa Monica, CA||Performance|
|Sep 20, 2014||Cliff Beach NEW Stripped and Unplugged EP release party!||West Hollywood, CA||Performance|
|Oct 01, 2014||Koffeehouse-Vitello's Music Series & Competition 10/1||Studio City, CA||Performance|
|Oct 26, 2014||Glow Party- Three Clubs- Cliff Beach with Noble Creatures and DJ MAXX!||Hollywood, CA||Performance|
|Nov 17, 2014||Industry-Soul Mondays||Universal City, CA||Performance|
|Dec 11, 2014||Cliff Beach at 8th and Hope||LA, CA||Performance|
|Dec 31, 2014||Cliff Beach at The Ranch House Ojai NYE||Ojai, CA||Performance|
|Feb 13, 2015||Black Valentine's 4- The Hub Ojai-Cliff Beach with Noble Creatures||Ojai, CA||Performance|
|Apr 24, 2015||Cliff Beach with Noble Creatures- Deer Lodge Ojai||Ojai, CA||Performance|
|Jul 04, 2015||Cliff Beach July 4th at CAAM-Target||Los Angeles, California||Performance|
|Jul 31, 2015||Cliff Beach Opening for Noble Creatures at The Deer Lodge Ojai||Ojai, CA||Performance|
|Aug 15, 2015||Cliff Beach opening for Noble Creatures at The Hub Ojai||Ojai, CA||Performance|
|Sep 12, 2015||Cliff Solo Gig at Paradise LBC||Long Beach, CA||Performance|
|Oct 24, 2015||Cliff Beach opening for Noble Creatures at The Hub Ojai||Ojai, CA||Performance|
|Nov 22, 2015||Cliff Beach- Secret Show- Harlowe- Sun Revue||West Hollywood, CA||Performance|
|Dec 06, 2015||Back at Harlowe for Sun Night Revue||,||Performance|
|Dec 13, 2015||Sunday Night Revuew - Harlowe Weho||,||Performance|
|Dec 19, 2015||Cliff Beach opening for Noble Creatures||Ojai, CA||Performance|
|Dec 20, 2015||Sunday Revue||,||Performance|
|Jan 03, 2016||Sunday Night Revuew - Harlowe Weho||,||Performance|
|Jan 17, 2016||sunday night revue at harlowe weho||,||Performance|
|Jan 24, 2016||sunday night revue at harlowe weho||,||Performance|
|Jul 30, 2016||Prince Tribute Show-Colorado Bar Pasadena||Pasadena, CA||Performance|
|Nov 04, 2016||Breeders Cup 2016- Koffeehouse||,||Performance|
|Jan 06, 2017||Cliff Beach- Open Space- Hollywood||,||Performance|
|Jan 26, 2017||Cliff Beach- Molly Malone's||,||Performance|
|Feb 12, 2017||Cliff Beach- Headline- Uptown Funk Grammy After Party- Skinny's Lounge NOHO||North Hollywood, CA||Performance|
|Mar 30, 2017||Cliff Beach- Molly Malone's 3/30 10pm||Los Angeles, CA||Performance|
|Apr 05, 2017||Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China||Beijing, China||Other|
|Apr 06, 2017||Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China||Beijing, China||Other|
|Apr 07, 2017||Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China||Beijing, China||Other|
|Apr 08, 2017||Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China||Beijing, China||Other|
|Apr 09, 2017||Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China||Beijing, China||Other|
|Apr 10, 2017||Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China||Beijing, China||Other|
|Apr 11, 2017||Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China||Beijing, China||Other|
|Apr 12, 2017||Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China||Beijing, China||Other|
|Apr 13, 2017||Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China||Beijing, China||Other|
|Apr 14, 2017||Cliff Beach ST5A Songwriting Camp in China||Beijing, China||Other|
|Apr 15, 2017||Cliff Beach Backgrounds/Keys for Noble Creatures- Lost Knight||,||Performance|
|Apr 23, 2017||Cliff Beach-Living Room Songwriter Round||Los Angeles, CA||Performance|
|Jul 14, 2017||Deer Lodge Ojai||,||Performance|
|Jul 14, 2017||The Deer Lodge||Ojai, CA||Performance|
|Aug 25, 2017||Unknown venue||Nashville, TN||Performance|
|Aug 25, 2017||Cliff CD Baby DIY Conference BB Kings||Nashville, TN||Performance|
|Aug 27, 2017||Cliff Beach Living Room Show at Standard Deluxe in Waverly||,||Performance|
|Sep 22, 2017||The Gospel According to Cliff Beach PRESALE||,||Promo|
|Oct 06, 2017||The Gospel According to Cliff Beach Album Release at Harvelle's Santa Monica||Santa Monica, CA||Performance|
|Oct 28, 2017||Deer Lodge||,||Performance|
|Nov 09, 2017||Three Clubs||,||Performance|
|Nov 19, 2017||Lagunitas Azusa||,||Performance|
|Feb 16, 2018||Black Valentine's 5- Harvelle's SaMo||,||Performance|
|Feb 23, 2018||Delano Franklin Vegas||,||Performance|
|Feb 24, 2018||Delano Franklin Vegas 2||,||Performance|
|Mar 02, 2018||Harvelle's||,||Performance|
|Mar 09, 2018||Delano-Vegas (Franklin) 3||,||Performance|
|Mar 10, 2018||Delano-Vegas (Franklin) 4||,||Performance|
|Mar 23, 2018||Delano-Vegas (Franklin) 5||,||Performance|
|Mar 24, 2018||Delano-Vegas (Franklin) 6||,||Performance|
|Mar 31, 2018||Independent Music Awards- NYC||,||Appearance|
|Apr 28, 2018||Foodie Fest- Vegas||,||Performance|