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“A band with the same name as the singer.” Hailing from Frankfort, Kentucky, Beth Current is a pop alternative band consisting of: front woman and vocalist Beth Current, guitarist and supporting vocalist Josh Sudduth, guitarist and supporting vocalist Dylan Flannery, bassist Bobby Oakley and drummer Justin Wall. The group has gone through many transformations before becoming the musical powerhouse and performers they are today.
Originally a solo artist in Los Angeles, Beth has seen firsthand the changes to her music, and happily states "I feel our new sound is a reflection of us. It's morphed into better music, and I feel we identify with it more than anything now instead of just performing it.” Beth contacted Josh Sudduth, a known local producer and musician, and began writing with him in the early months of 2011 creating a unique pop rock sound. Together they went to Alabama and recorded 3 songs with Jason Elgin (Terrible Things, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Underoath, ect.) and recording the remaining tracks themselves that would become the band's spiritual first E.P. titled “Simple Things”. Afterwards Beth Current acquired Dylan Flannery and began performing the E.P. regionally to finish out the rest of 2011. In early 2012 Beth Current began working with B.G. Simpson who acted as a creative mentor and director, helping the band “find their image” so to speak. When they performed at the Florida Music Festival in early 2012 Beth Current met Brett Hestla, frontman of Dark New Day and Virgos Merlot and owner/producer/head engineer of Hestla Studios (Framing Hanley, Transmit Now, Faktion, Tantric). This relationship would come to fruition with the birth of the new sound on the sophomore self-titled album. In late 2012, Bobby Oakley, former guitarist/vocalist of the band "Gwen Stacy", and Justin Wall, former drummer of the band "Oh The Blood" would join the line up as the rhythm section to complete the band and perform these brand new tracks. “With the addition of these new members, and the dramatic change of sound, we feel the band as it stands isn’t the same as we started.” Says Josh Sudduth, “We have had numerous member changes, and numerous unrecorded sound changes, and it’s wonderful to finally find the perfect mix in this combination of members.”
Beth Current, at this moment, is preparing for the release of their self titled E.P., which is equipped with tracks like “Tonight and Always” a very clean indie rock song taking inspiration from Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend, and Motion City Soundtrack to the modern pop punk single, (Oh) My Senses. So, one might ask, “What does the future hold for Beth Current?” Hopefully only promising things as the new ingredients begin solidifying this fresh noise they are producing in the heart of Kentucky. With a lot of buzz from their last E.P, and the release of this new project, one might say that there is no stopping Beth Current on their course through the American music scene.