Beth Nielsen Chapman one of Nashville’s most popular and celebrated singer-songwriters is coming to the De La Warr Pavilion in March 2018.
Beth Nielsen Chapman is best known for her hits This Kiss (for Faith Hill) and Sand & Water (covered by Elton John in tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales).
From writing hits for other artists to recording her own, twice Grammy-nominated Beth Nielsen Chapman has truly embraced musical diversity. A breast cancer survivor, environmental activist, teacher of workshops and lecturer on the magic of creativity, she’s penned numerous hits and written songs for many top artists including Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Michael McDonald, Amy Grant, Keb Mo’, Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Bette Lavette and many more.
Her music has been heard on ER, Dawson’s Creek, Providence, Felicity and in movie soundtracks, including The Prince of Egypt, Message In A Bottle, The Rookie, Where The Heart Is and Practical Magic. Mega-hit This Kiss, sung by Faith Hill , was ASCAP’S 1999 Song Of The Year, garnered a Grammy nomination and Nashville NAMMY’S 1999 Songwriter of the Year.
Beth’s new studio album Heart of Glass will be released in on 9 February 2018.
Hearts Of Glass is a powerful collection of songs that dig deep into the place within us where vulnerability meets strength. Produced by Sam Ashworth, the album is sparse and beautifully recorded. The songs, mostly written by Beth alone, include several new compositions, from the haunting Epitaph For Love to the instant classic You’re Still My Valentine, to the infectious Enough For Me, written with Sam. The opening track, Come To Mine, the only other co-written song, was composed with the legendary Graham Gouldman and Kevin Montgomery at Chris Difford’s Songwriting retreat in Somerset England.
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“My intention was to do an album of songs 100% written by me, and bring together those kinds of songs that have a certain focus and vibe, but “Come To Mine” just jumped out and insisted on leading the pack! It’s timely what with all that’s swirling around in the world right now”. The same is true for the closing track “Dancer To The Drum” which provides the perfect bookend” said Beth.
“Hearts Of Glass” also features several gems plucked from Beth’s previous releases that have been re-recorded, now moved from piano to guitar with minimal touches of production. “Life Holds On”, sounding like it could have been written yesterday, is just one stunning example of how the “less is more” approach reveals the power of these songs, stripped down to Beth’s voice and the pulsing of her electric guitar. The songs are front and centre, as is the case for “Rage On Rage”, “Dancer To The Drum” and “Child Again”, each having been reborn. “Old Church Hymns & Nursery Rhymes”, recorded here for the first time by Beth, is a song she wrote for Waylon Jennings, released on his “Eagle” album and uses amazing imagery to capture the passing of time.
In addition, the first-time release of Beth’s version of the timeless classic “If My World Didn’t Have You” features Rodney Crowell on backing vocals. This song first appeared on Willie Nelson’s “Horse Called Music” album along with her song “Nothing I Can Do About It Now” which went to #1 for Willie in 1990.
Beth’s working with producer Sam Ashworth came about from a conversation with legendary broadcaster Bob Harris OBE, in which she mentioned she loved the recordings of duo “The Civil Wars” and was looking to record her new album with that kind of clarity and space. Bob suggested she meet up with the producer/artist Charlie Peacock. When Beth and Charlie’s schedules didn’t sync, Beth met with his son Sam, a young, talented producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and from their first meeting, Beth felt very confident that this was going to work.
“I made a decision early on in the process that this time I was going to fully allow myself to be produced and work on taming my inner “control freak”. From the selection of the songs to choosing of the musicians and the addition of overdubs, Beth deferred to Sam. “Creatively this was very new territory for me. It was such an interesting dynamic to hand over so many of the decisions and trust the process. I found by not jumping in too quickly and directing, that I ended up not only with something I loved, but I learned a lot about myself and the places you can go when you let someone else drive.”
The places that “Hearts Of Glass” goes will take you right into the center of the truth, and the full beautiful dance of contradictions that inhabit love and life.
“Hearts Of Glass” tracklisting:
1. Come To Mine
2. Old Church Hymns & Nursery Rhymes
3. Epitaph For Love
4. Enough For Me
5. Rage On Rage
6. You’re Still My Valentine
7. All For The Love
8. Child Again
9. If My World Didn’t Have You (w Rodney Crowell)
10. Life Holds On
11. Dancer To The Drum
EAT BEFORE THE SHOW
Why not begin your evening with a bite to eat? There’s no need to book.
Chargrilled handmade cheeseburger with iceberg relish, chips and onion rings
Breaded goujons of local fish with a crunchy veg salad, chips and caper mayonnaise
Roasted vegetable and goats cheese lasagne with mixed leaf salad and garlic bread (V
Spicy lamb meatballs, couscous, and mint yoghurt
Spiced potato wedges with a cucumber & mint dip (V)
Chips with homemade mayo
Tomato, basil, and red onion salad (V)
Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1.25 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
Telephone: £2.50 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
In Person: Free
Please note that we are only able to post tickets within the UK. If you live overseas please select box office collection or print at home tickets. Tickets purchased for post will be send 10 – 14 days before the show date.
- By Rail
Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
Town Taxis: 01424 211 511
Parkhurst Taxis: 01424 733 456
- By Car
If driving from the London area:
Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
From the Brighton area:
Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 8pm. After this time parking is free. There is also lmiited free car parking along the seafront.
Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.
Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.
Please contact the Box Office on 01424 229 111 to arrange a visit.
Facilities for disabled visitors
- Ramped access at the front of the building
- A low counter at the Box Office and Information Desk
- Disabled toilets on two floors
- A lift to all floors
- Accessible galleries on both floors
- An accessible Café
- Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
- Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
- Ramped access into the Studio
- Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.
Facilities for blind or visually-impaired
- Large print season brochures
Facilities for the hard-of-hearing
- An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
- British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.