Beebo is a rising star in the Dallas music business who has set his eyes on the top of the mountain and is determined to reach there. Beebo is originally from Tampa, Florida, and is now residing in Bedford, Texas. In his view, he has one goal: he wants to become more serious and committed to his work. “For almost 2 years now, I’ve been writing, recording, and producing my debut LP. The working title for it is called “EEL”, which features vocals and engineering from multiple artists that I’ve met through “The Green Elephant”: a music venue located in Dallas.”
When it is common to experience failure while going away from home, Beebo is a successful artist who isn’t one to give up without a fight. His objective is to keep moving ahead and to utilize his music to make a positive difference in the lives of others. In order for him to be successful on stage, he wants to leave the audience with a want to see more of him, which he has accomplished in open mic night appearances thus far. Beebo has made an impact in the music industry in the DFW region by putting in the hours of labor, passion, and inspiration that are necessary, both publicly and behind the scenes, in order to be successful.
Where are you from?
I was born in Tampa, Florida, but moved only a couple years after. I grew up in houses mostly around the Fort Worth area.
What are Three qualities that describe you:
I’d call my style alternative, experimental, and emotionally driven.
Who were the most influential people in your life?
My dad has been teaching music for over 20 years. Growing up, there were always instruments around the house. He insisted that I start taking lessons to play cello when I was 10. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have the foundation I have now.
What is inspiring you right now consistently to work on your endeavors?
Despite being a musician, I’ve been mostly inspired by painters and filmmakers. Artists like Salvador Dali, Vincent Van Gogh, and David Lynch have impacted me a lot more than most vocalists.
What piece of advice you want others to take back from the work you display?
It’s a luxury only for independent artists, but the biggest takeaway I wish more singers would keep in mind is to truly take your time when building your track. All of my work requires a lot of premeditation. Every choice I make in a song needs to have a purpose. No matter how abstract the idea comes off, it must all connect together. That’s one of the reasons why my project has been taking as long as it has to be completed. A record label would never allow me to take this long to release something. I’d advise other artists to take advantage of that freedom.
How have you overcome struggles to be where you are at now?
I’ve been struggling with anxiety and self loathing for some time now. Luckily, I’ve had a good circle of friends who’ve supported me through the rougher periods. I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in now if it wasn’t for them. They know who they are and when they read this, I hope they know they are appreciated.
As a business owner, artist, and worker, what are some obstacles have you had to overcome to get where you are at?
Honestly, I’ve had trouble finding a demographic in the metroplex that suits and appreciates the tracks that I’ve been cooking up throughout the years I’ve been performing and showcasing my work.
The main circle of people that I have usually had respect in is other local performers, and while I’ve always been flattered by their praise, I still felt an overwhelming feeling of isolation whenever I’d go on stage to sing/rap in front of strangers who’ve been accustomed to whatever accessible trap, hip hop, or pop stylings the artist before me just played.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve performed on stage and in one moment, I’ll look out and see a good sized crowd enjoying my music, I’ll blink, and they disappear. But as my exposure grows, I’ve still been able to find consistent connection with listeners, no matter how left field the beat is or how introspective a bar could be.
What do you have coming up right now that you want others to know about?
I’ve been rewriting and polishing a track called “Panic Attack” with my sound engineer CloudD in his studio in Grand Prairie. We’re really excited about this song because it’ll be the first single that I officially drop on streaming services in over 3 years since my cringeworthy SoundCloud days. I’ve been performing demo versions of it at different venues and it’s been met with a lot of praise. We’re aiming for it to be released in March.
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