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Beth Griffith / Bio

* Beth is currently touring and providing background and support vocals for Universal Motown artist Kem

"Singing is like breathing to me.... I have to do it !"
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That statement is clearly understood being the daughter of legendary Multi-Grammy Award winning Motown Funk Brother Keyboardist Johnny Griffith. He was one of the original Funk Brothers who played on such hits as "Stop in the Name of Love", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "I Heard it Through the Grapevine", "What's Going On", and "Dancin' in the Streets".
Beth was born with drive, stamina, determination, beauty and brains
(she holds a B.S in Business and Information Systems) and music is in her blood; it's in her DNA, and it's very clear that she's making her mark !
Singer, songwriter, actress and voice over talent, Beth's versatility puts her in a class of her own.

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Beth's interest in music started around the age of 5, while learning to play the piano, following in the footsteps of her father. Her interest in singing did not start until around the age of 12 when she started singing in junior high school. That interest grew in high school and continued to grow even stronger. Her vocals were coached and nurtured by Cheryl Valentine (Beaubien Jr. High) and then by Deirdre Jackson-Thompson, notable teacher and director at Mumford High School who also taught and mentored members of the Winans family, the Clark sisters and members of famed gospel group Commissioned.

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In 2006, Beth sang an inspiring and timeless duet with the late Ollie Woodson, legendary singer for the Temptations, which was made into a video for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. The song entitled "Reach Out Everyone", was written by famed author Mitch Albom, Brian and Mark Pastoria (Harmonie Park Music), Billy Wilson, and producer / arranger Michael J. Powell with the arrangement done by Motown legends Paul Riser and Johnnie Allen.

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In 2007, Beth provided background vocals for Grammy Award winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams' Christmas album entitled "What A Wonderful Time" and in 2008 Beth's vocals were featured on Rock-n-Roll HOF Dave Mason's project entitled "26 Letters, 12 Notes" on a selection entitled "How Do I Get to Heaven".
From 2007-2012, Beth toured with 8 time-Grammy Award winning songstress Anita Baker as a background vocalist performing all over the world in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including the Royal Albert Hall in London, Radio City Music Hall in New York, and arenas in South Africa, Nigeria, Trinidad and throughout the Caribbean.
Beth has also been privileged and honored to have performed for Donald Trump, President Bill Clinton and the Michigan Inaugural Balls held in Washington D.C. for President Barack Obama's 1st and 2nd term.

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In addition to singing, Beth has had several acting roles; among them stage (Church Girl, Chosen) and film (Five Year Engagement, This Must Be The Place) productions and numerous television / radio commercials. Also, Beth has provided her voice to the 'behind-the-scenes' aspect of television. She has been a vocalist for the television show "Glee Project" that aired on the OWN Network in 2012 and background vocals for "American Bible Challenge" (Season I,II & III) that airs on GSN (Game Show Network).
Her most memorable moment was being cast as the stand-in and body-double for Whitney Houston in the remake of the 1976 classic "Sparkle" that was filmed in Detroit in 2011.

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2012 was busy for Beth. Early in the year she was a background and featured lead vocalist at the "Tribute to Motown" at Carnegie Hall in New York. For that historic event, Beth shared the stage with Dionne Warwick, Martha Reeves, Melba Moore, Boyz II Men, Dennis Edwards, Bebe Winans, Paul Shaffer and Anita Baker. This amazing sold-out concert was produced and directed by Ray Chew, Music Director for American Idol.
Beth also opened for Musiq Soulchild at the Motor City Soundboard Theater performing a tribute to the late Whitney Houston to a sold-out audience, filmed several television commercials and began touring with Universal-Motown recording artist KEM.

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For 2013, Beth teamed up with writing and production team Eric Eden and A&R Executive Mark Mazzetti to record "We're Gonna Feel The Happiness" to be released in 2014.
Beth continues to tour with KEM, and tour schedule permitting, she can be seen and heard every Wednesday evening on the "Word Network Church" which airs on the Word Network 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM EST hosted by Gospel recording artist Lexi.
She has also launched her long awaited T-Shirt line "Just B by Beth" which is now available for purchase at BethGriffithEntertainment.com.
The single released with J. Poww entitled "Imagine What If" is still available on
iTunes and other online retailers.

General Info

Artist Name
Beth Griffith
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/BethGriffith
Genres
R&B/Soul / Pop

Contact Info

Location
Detroit, MI