Beth Jeans Houghton is a singer, songwriter, musician and visual artist from Newcastle upon Tyne who plays her own music influenced by Psych, Rock, Punk, Blues, 70's Folk and soul. Her main instrument is electric guitar, however she also plays piano and bass.
Beth Jeans Houghton started writing songs in her teens. She first appeared in front of an audience in 2006 and issued her debut EP (a limited-edition 7”) on Bird Records in 2008. She then signed with Static Caravan Records, which released the single "Golden"/"Nightswimmer", produced by Adem, and her second EP, Hot Toast, Vol. 1 (produced by Mike Lindsay of the band 'Tunng'), both of which earned acclaim from the UK press. It was around this time that Houghton enlisted musicians Dav Shiel (drums), Edward Blazey (guitar, trumpet), Rory Gibson (Bass), Findlay McAskill (Violin) and Calum Howard (Keys), to play live and on her first full length record.