"Watching Bec Sandridge perform is almost like being privy to a secret." Fearful of singing publicly eight months ago, bets were placed amongst family members in attempt to coax twenty-year old singer songwriter Bec Sandridge out of her shell (or rather small, sea-town bathroom in Stanwell Park, Australia). Such bets truly paid off mid 2011.
Moving from guitarist in folk-pop band Mad Polly (Melissa Creagan), sharing the stage with such international artists including PASSENGER (UK), Stu Larsen (AU), Matthew Barber (Canada), Skipping Girl Vinegar (AU), Custom Kings, Yellow Fever (TEXAS) and Adalita (Magic Dirt), at world class venues and festivals including Ronnie Scotts (UK), Apollo (Scotland), Proud Camden (UK), The Regal Room (UK), The Bay Horse (UK), St Pancras OLD Church, The Slaughtered Lamb, Sydney Blues & Roots Fest '11, FROLIC Fest '11 (AU), Newtown Festival (AU) Otis Bar (AU), Brass Monkey (AU), The Wesley Anne (AU), The Basement (AU) and Lizottes (AU).
Bec Sandridge is truly making a name and solid fan-base for herself. Her debut EP 'What was Left' was launched online via iTunes reaching #57 on the Australian Singer-songwriter Charts, #8 Triple J Unearthed Indie Charts, whilst being featured in YENmag's online edition of 'upcoming musicians for 2011'- such quick successes led to deferring university and touring internationally throughout the UK for 2 months.
Bec is now working on a second EP, set to be released in Australia, US, and her now second home, the UK, early 2012.