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Origin London, England
Genres Soul R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels Warner Bros. Records, Bush Girl Records
Website tawiah.co.uk

Beverly Tawiah, also known as Tawiah, is a female soul/R&B singer from South London, England. She has been a backup singer for Corinne Bailey Rae, The Guillemots,[1] and Mark Ronson's touring band, The Version Players, with whom she toured internationally.[2]

After graduating from the BRIT School,[3] Tawiah self-released her debut EP In Jodi's Bedroom[4] (the title referring to the location of the recording) on her own record label, Bush Girl. She subsequently received the attention of Gilles Peterson, who championed her song "Watch Out" in 2007, and also named her as the winner of his Worldwide Award for Best Newcomer in the following year.[5][6]

In 2011, Tawiah appeared in the BBC documentary Secrets of the Pop Song,[7][8][9] in which she appeared with the songwriter Guy Chambers and Mark Ronson, to sing lyrics for the song "Ghost" which was composed on the show.

Tawiah was most recently featured on the 2014 album Otherness by UK musician Kindness. She is featured on the track "Why Don't You Love Me" alongside Devonte Hynes.


  1. ^ "Music - Introducing - Artist - Tawiah". BBC. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  2. ^ Elle J Small (23 October 2006). "The women at the heart of new British soul | Music | The Observer". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  3. ^ "The BRIT School - Home". Brit.croydon.sch.uk. 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Tawiah - In Jodi's Bedroom (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  5. ^ "The BRIT School - Music Appreciation". Brit.croydon.sch.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  6. ^ "Time Out London Interviews Nu-Soul Singer Tawiah Ahead of the Release of Her New Album 'In Jodi‘s Bedroom'". Timeout.com. 2008-02-18. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  7. ^ "New BBC Documentary - Secrets of the pop song » News » Guy Chambers | Songwriter | Producer | Musician". Guy Chambers. 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  8. ^ "BBC Two - Secrets of the Pop Song". BBC.co.uk. 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  9. ^ "Ghost: ‘Secrets Of The Pop Song’ with Mark Ronson". Tawiah. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 

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