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by Cliff Beach

A mix of James Brown, Sly Stone, The Meters, Parliament/Funkadelic and Stevie Wonder.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Funk
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1. Confident (feat. The MB's)
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Album Notes
"Cliff Beach is an old-school soul man."- buzzbands.la

Cliff Beach is very pleased to announce that his latest single, “Confident” will be released worldwide on California Soul Music on 5/10.

Beach explains on making the single "It's funny, the MB's saw me play a house concert in Topanga 10 years ago when they were teenagers, then we reconnected when we both were recording at Killion Sound with Sergio Rios from Orgone. We decided to play a show together which led to making a record. I love when life happens organically that way, the vintage funk/soul world is actually quite small in LA. When Lito from the group said he had some rare James Brown 45s I knew we were gonna be good friends. The song for me was almost a throw away track when I made the demo in Garage Band. I thought it might be perceived as "cheesy". But once we started laying down the actual basic tracks with the MB's rhythm section I was "confident" it was going to be great."

A voting member of NARAS, a songwriter and publisher with BMI, and an award-winning member of Toastmasters International, the Berklee-trained singer/songwriter/keyboardist and DC native Beach has created a style of music he coins “Nu-funk”. In his fifteen years as a writer, Beach has won two Silver Medal Global Music Awards, and been nominated for three LA Music Awards, one Hollywood Music in Media Award, and one Independent Music Award.

His last album The Gospel According to Cliff Beach pays tribute to his roots in Gospel music. The album brought to him his nomination for an Independent Music Award for “Best Funk / Fusion /Jam” category and a Global Music Award win.

Beach was born into a family with strong musical roots, grew up playing in the church and sang regularly at home to entertain members of his family. His musical journey flourished once he ventured from his home town of Washington, DC to attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. After graduating in 2002, he relocated and set his sights on conquering Los Angeles with his band, The Moon Crickets. The group released two independent albums; a self-titled debut LP 2006 followed by The Moon Crickets: Live at Universal City Walk in 2007.

The group quickly disbanded in late 2007, and at that time Beach embarked on a series of tours on Holland America Cruise Lines. Upon returning to Los Angeles, he refocused his energy on playing solo shows, doing some studio recordings and hosting writing sessions with other local artists and producers. In 2013 Beach released a solo EP, Who the Funk is Cliff Beach? mastered by good friend Peter Rocks (Of Montreal, Lupe Fiasco).

In 2014, Beach headlined “Target Sundays” at the California African American Museum for Black History Month, as well as their “July 4th Extravaganza”, and was a featured musical act at “TEDX Napa Valley”. In the fall of that year he released the Stripped Down and Unplugged” ep. Beach has most recently recorded live for So Far Sounds LA and Dynaudio “Unheard” at NAMM.



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