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The Show Goes On…line: bittymacbeth

A Singapore blues woman comes of age


Published: 30 Apr 2020

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Boston Music Awards nominee bittymacbeth brings her distinctive mix of soul, style and sound to Offstage as she serves up an upbeat performance that accompanied the launch of her latest EP Better not Bitter

Marking her first show at Esplanade since 2016, this live concert extolled the Berklee College of Music alumna’s finesse as a tunesmith. A DAMYE-produced single that charted at #4 on Spotify Singapore's Viral 50, Trace (Comfortable Sympathy) set up the evening with a fresh blend of jazz-hop while soul-tronica hit fly proved once again why bittymacbeth is a name to watch in Singapore’s R&B/soul scene. Sampling neo-soul harmonies through funk-informed bass, the singer-songwriter also delivered Get Better. Not Bitter., the title track of her new EP as well as R&B/pop anthem beautiful, in my skin, which was featured on Apple Music’s Best of the Week playlist. 

Performed and filmed live at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre on 20 March 2020, this event was presented as part of the line-up for Soul Jam, a free-for-all programme that celebrates the best of soul, funk and R&B. 


bittymacbeth, a.k.a. Beth Yap, is a recording and performing artist known for her simultaneous displays of vocal and bass chops. A blues woman for the new millennium, she sings of the usness of life and attempts to speak truth to power in every lyric and melody. She released her debut album Beauty for Ashes in 2016, and struck a distribution deal with US label Coed Recs in 2019. 

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