About BeaK

“I believe that music and stories are our most effective tools
to inspire change.”

(Bea Henkel)

About the human being behind BeArte

Having worked in the Holy Grail of the music industry, Olympic Studios in London, Bea Henkel assisted on recording sessions with Eric Clapton, Nick Cave, The Cure and many others. But the journey started earlier, in Munich. In her childhood, Bea was “surrounded” by classical composers, her personal favorite being Beethoven – with his melancholy and tragic fate. She had piano and violin lessons.

With a sunflower and her 8-track, Bea moved to London. After Olympic Studios, international collaborations followed, including the psychedelic project The Eye, produced by Martin Youth Glover (The Orb, Sir Paul McCartney, The Verve). Withdrawing to a Swiss mountain, Bea researched the story of her grandmother, dedicated to composing and producing music to the story.

Twice elected for a scholarship at MSH (Media Sound Hamburg), Bea began composing to film/animations, once more under the guidance of the best (Javier Navarrete – Pan’s Labyrinth, Hemmingway and Gellhorn; Gary Yershon – Mr. Turner).

Back in London, Bea completed a Bachelor of Arts at Metropolis Studios. Under the mentorship of Kieron Pepper (Prodigy, Radiophonic Workshop, Sleeper), BeArte started to gaining shape. To strengthen her entrepreneurial skills, Bea obtained a Master of Arts in Music Industry, Innovation and Enterprise at WaterBear College in Brighton.

Collaborations UK


«The Illumination Corporation»
May 2001 to April 2002
Punk-Pop Band with Dr. Psychotic &
Beahellzibabe (Guitarist and Singer)

«Riverside Radio»
3rd of August 2002
Interview with Simon Beer «Young people
in the arts» und first Radio play
«When I was young» und «You are forgiven
’cause you are beautiful»

«The Art of Love»
London 2005
Exhibition in OXO Tower 3 poems,
3 paintings, 3 songs

«Candy Cadillac»
Bea on electric bass, rocking in Wales

October 2005 to November 2007
Songwriting with Katja von Kassel

«The Eye»
Januar 2012 until today
Psychedelic project with Bede Trillo
Produced by Martin “Youth” Glover
(Killing Joke, The Orb, Sir Paul McCartney,
The Verve, Dragonfly Records)

Olympic Studios, EMI, London Album-Credits

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
«Nocturama» 2003

Eric Clapton
«Me and Mr Johnson» 2004
«Back Home» 2005

«Out of Nothing» 2004

The Cure
«Greatest Hits» 2003
«The Cure» 2004

Blazin’ Squad
«Flip reverse» 2003

Lloyd Webber
«Phantom of the Opera» Surround-sound mix

«Don’t believe the Truth» 2004

Assisted Sessions

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Eric Clapton
The Cure
Jeff Beck
Simple Minds
Jamie Scott
BB King
Tori Amos
Massive Attack
Emma Bunton
Queen Adrena
Danilo mit «The Moody Blues»
Maria Wilson
The Ordinary Boys
Presuntos Implicados
Atomic Kitten
Howie Day
Basement Jaxx
Jan Brown
Lloyd Webber
Keith Flint


Real World Studios (Peter Gabriel)
Martina Topley Bird

Martin Youth Glover (Killing Joke, The Verve,
The Orb, Sir Paul McCartney, Embrace)
Simon Climie (Eric Clapton, Zucchero)
Nick Launey (Nick Cave)
Kieron Pepper
Wim Wenders («The Soul of a Man» –
Documentary, Olympic Studios 2003)
Tom Tempi (Tom Lang)

Mark “Spike” Stent (Madonna, U2)
Alan Douglas (Eric Clapton)
Keith Uddin (The Cure)
Clive Goddard
Paul Hicks
Thierry Berset
Sandro Giacometti