Artists Name/Band: Bethany Sin
Music Genre: Rock
Other Genres: Alternative
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The creation of guitarist singer songwriter Christian Starkey forming the band at the start of lockdown 2020. Debbie Wildish on drums we formed this duo to streamline creativity when writing. Our songs are born of fools and hero’s and unfortunately deaths. Influenced by Neil Young’ Nirvana’ kings of Lyon’ Jeff Buckley’ and Soundgarden.
“ it’s beautiful music with a brutal tone and truth and a knowing of what it’s there to do catchy choruses beautiful melodies and a punk ethic that is alternative rock music. BETHANY SIN.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
well its rock music but it sits in the alternative genre. Our sound is kinda grungy but with soul and meaning its all about the music with us.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Its a band name I’ve had in my head for 20 odd years my sister wanted to start a band back in the day and wanted to call it Bethany’s Sin I’ve always remembered that name so when I started this band last year that was the name that jumped straight out at me.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Nirvana… growing up I was completely infatuated with this new punky grungy heavy sound but it had melody and feeling. the early 90’s were an incredible time for music. so many bands with amazing music and songs all coming out around the same time. I’m also massively influenced by Jeff Buckley and Neil Young.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
We are finishing up work on our debut album out on the 11th of August. its been a long time coming we recorded it in 7 days after 10 hours of actual rehearsal due to lockdown.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
To make a living from music . We have no interest in being a “celebrity” its just all about the songs. we hope they can take us to where we need/want to be.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Angels on fire its a stomper with some real energy.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The death of my drummer in my previous band he died of cancer at the age of 24 he was my muse and friend. R.I.P Nicolas Spall
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Well its mood dependant I pick up the guitar I can tell instantly if I’m in the right head space to write a song. I find a riff or a feel I like then go from there the music has to say something to me for the lyrics to start flowing. Then when I’m happy I bring Debs in to put a beat down or to give her view. but after all that you’ve gotta let the song breath for a few days then come back to it. uknow to see if its still got the stuff.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Its made me realise that its finally possible to just get on with it regardless of how crap your home town is in regards to music or a scene…. most Scenes dried up years ago in England.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Nirvana In utero its always on in my car I love brutal and heavy followed by a song like All Apologises. That’s real music also playing a lot of Helmet and Sunny day real estate lately and of course TAD fucking love TAD
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I was a support worker looking after young adults with learning disabilities and Autism.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
hustle hustle HUSTLE. no one is gonna come find you or help you. you’ve got to make your own luck having the songs isn’t enough anymore you’ve got to know people the right people or life in your band will be 100 times harder. i would also say do not get fixated on getting signed focus on your shows and songs get networking then good things can happen.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I would be braver than your general music executive I would sign bands on there sound on there singer on there ethics on there ideals. I have seen 100’s of bands over the years all good enough to record an album and make a mark. but as happens nothing does.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
its important there is a very fine line between originality and being a clone. To be fair the clones rarely last so its at that point you’ve gotta look in the mirror.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
we cant wait for the album to be out.