Stellar vocals, compelling songwriting and a dramatic and engaging stage presence.”

— Vic Bell, Artistic Director, Nickelodeon Music Club

Beth Portman is a storyteller, presenting her personal perspective on life and love through original lyrics and engaging music. Inspired by the musical styles of the early to mid-20th century, Portman's music has been described as clever, touching and sassy. 
As a solo performer, Portman builds rhythmic layers using suitcases and their contents to support her original songs, vocals, ukulele and guitar work. It's a contemporary twist on her vintage vibe sound that's creative, playful and in the moment.

Portman also performs with her band 'The Good Find'. Instrumentation ranges from an acoustic bass and guitar duo to an expanded version with a female vocalist and or drummer, who, along with Portman, incorporates percussion through suitcases, picnic baskets and mint boxes.

Based in Edmonton, Portman has performed across Alberta in an assortment of venues that include the Arden Theatre, Horizon Stage, the Nickelodeon Folk Club, the Bailey Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park's Capitol Theatre as well as numerous performances for the Secret Streetcar Concerts and Battle River Railway Excursions.  

Photography by Ayman Kallousa

Photography by Ayman Kallousa

Book your curbside concert for this summer!

Beth's excited to take her new outdoor solo concert "Under the Blue Skies" to your neighbourhood (Edmonton & surrounding areas). Perfect to lift the spirits during these challenging times, this 60 minute concert is filled with vintage-vibe tunes suitable for the whole family. She'll bring the sound system and you supply the power cord. A simple and great way to share good times with friends and families safely distanced apart. Just remember to bring the picnic basket! Contact Beth for more information.  Let's talk!