With inspiration from a childhood spent living in the middle of no-where, climbing to the tops of tall trees and swimming in cold water. Behla (Bee-la) uses the elements of nature as metaphors, her lyrics weaving visual stories.
Now based in the heart of land locked Leeds, playing solo or accompanied by cellist Emma Coleman (Me and My Friends) and London-based vocalist/percussionist Vanessa Rani (Sandrani, Manjula). Intertwining vocal harmonies, percussion and cello, create rhythmic and harmonic textures to sooth and unease.
“…an unassumingly charming singer-songwriter whose delicate guitar playing and fragile yet unexpectedly powerful singing make an intimately memorable first-impression….her songs have a spacious, airy filigree quality that gently captivates without being precious.’
FATEA – David Kidman
“I was taken by this fragile, delicate yet powerful folk gem that harks in part to Sandy Denny and the Strawbs, Nick Drake and has a real 60’s feel yet this stand up to todays contemporary folk scene and modern tastes too…Recommended.”
“I love a song that evokes something that I can’t quite put my finger on. That’s what this track does for me – it reminds me of something, though I’m not sure what. I’m not even sure that the thing that I think I’m reminded of even happened! Weird eh? And brilliant.”
Sam Bonham – BBC Fresh On the Net