Album captures Porter magic

Beth Porter NNL-150603-125103001
Beth Porter NNL-150603-125103001

Beth Porter, part of the Porter musical dynasty from Lower Brailes, released her debut album Open Doors on Monday.

A classically-trained cellist, Beth is now based near Bristol, though she is a former pupil of Brailes Primary School and Kineton High School.

She is also a past winner of the Banbury Young Musician and Chipping Norton Music Festival competitions.

On the back of this fine reputation, she has toured with the likes of Eliza Carthy, Newton Faulkner, Jim Moray, Jackie Oates, and Bellowhead.

She has also appeared on albums by Kula Shaker, Petula Clark, The Proclaimers and The Heavy among many.

But while touring, she wrote a collection of her own songs and recorded them with her band The Availables.

Beth, who sings and plays cello or ukulele, said: “It’s great to have an album out at last after spending so much time on the road. I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by so many amazing musicians.”

The album is available on limited edition pink vinyl through kingbillrecords.com, record shops and on download sites.

For the latest tour dates, go to: www.bethporterandtheavailables.co.uk