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

Thank you to everyone who booked one of my physical distancing concerts this summer! These are unique times and it was wonderful to see communities come together to bring live music to their neighbourhoods. Beth will be presenting these portable outdoor concerts in 2021 during the warmer months. If you'd like more information about these concerts, other presentations or bookings contact Beth at this link. Learn more.

Beth Portman & the Good Find - live performance (quartet)