Bec Sandridge is a songwriter, mentor, producer and multi disciplinary artist based on the South Coast of Australia. Sandridge's primary weapon of choice is guitar paired with her distinct vocals: she draws upon her folk roots to create 80s-esque, nostalgic-driven pop songs. Inspired by Cyndi Lauper, David Byrne and Prince, Sandridge transports listeners into a sentimental space via fuzzed out guitars, ethereal vocals and arpeggiator synthesizers, and in more tender moments, carries a story with just a guitar.
Sandridge’s highly anticipated debut album “TRY + SAVE ME” was released independently in October 2019 and her debut EP “In The Fog” was released via Farmer & The Owl / BMG worldwide in 2016. Multiple singles (‘Animal’, ‘Eyes Wide’, ‘Stranger’, ‘I’ll Never Want A BF’, ‘High Tide’, ‘You’re A Fucking Joke’ and ‘In The Fog, In The Flame’) received full rotation on Australian radio station triple j and across community radio nationally, and had high rotation in Germany on Flux FM. Her single ‘STRANGER’ was co-written with Oscar Dawson of Holy Holy and was a finalist in the International Songwriting Contest in the Unsigned category (as judged by Chris Martin of Coldplay, Dua Lipa and Tom Waits) in 2020.
Sandridge and her band have played numerous leading festivals including London Calling (Amsterdam), Falls Festival, Groovin’ The Moo, Festival of The Sun, Fairgrounds and she has supported the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Yungblud, The Rubens, Mitski, Highasakite, Marlon Williams, the Naked and Famous, Missy Higgins, Montaigne and Cubsport
More recently, Sandridge was commissioned to write the soundtrack for the Dead Puppet Society’s production of Ishmael; a modern take on Moby Dick which premiered at QPAC in 2021 as part of Brisbane Festival and is set for two weeks at the Sydney Opera House in 2022.
Sandridge has also co-written with many including Dave Jenkins Jr (Daniel Johns, Vera Blue), Lucy Taylor (Pawws, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding), Essie Holt, CHC (Nouvelle Vague), Andy Bull, Phebe Starr, Demi Louise, Xavier Dunn, Thomas McNeice (Gang Of Four), Sarah Blasko, Japanese Wallpaper and Oscar Dawson. Her instrumentals and original songs can be heard on The Spirit Of Tasmania commercial, Dulux Paint AU, Dance Academy worldwide and Showtime's The L Word Generation Q.
Sydney Morning Herald
Bec Sandridge ★★★★
"These days many musicians transition to electronica in order to stay relevant, but for Sandridge it feels like the most natural of progressions. This is a confident collection of impossibly catchy earworms from a songwriter who is unapologetically herself” - GISELLE AU-NHIEN NGUYEN
The Music ★★★★
“It’s just perfect pop, a bold statement from an equally bold artist”
Sandridge has shown real inventiveness in her first album of catchy, danceable tracks with plenty of character to make it stand out
The Guardian on Ishmael soundtrack
Indie pop artist Bec Sandridge, who has a “Kate Bush-esque voice”, composed a synth score based on the script that is the “beating heart of the production”
The Australian on Ishmael soundtrack
“For it is Bec Sandridge's interplanetary, synth-laden pop that powers this youthful, pocket adaptation of Moby-Dick”