Margot Bingham sizzled onscreen playing Chalky White’s sexy blues-lady mistress Daughter Maitland last season on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Previously seen and heard in a slew of TV commercials and the successful off-Broadway production of Rent, 25-year-old Bingham sings professionally under the moniker Margot B.
A musical theater-trained dancer with gazelle-like grace culled from teenage years winning beauty pageants like National Miss Black Teen (representing her native Pittsburgh), the beguiling Miss B. delivers warm nu-soul for the senses on her latest album, Live at the Hazlett.
In the visuals for her first single, a dreamy ballad called “Complete,” we find the singer and her easy-on-the-eyes love interest enjoying their morning of lazy post-coitus in her sun-soaked apartment, then we follow her strutting along the streets of NYC.
Press play and let Margot B. pour some honey in your ear with that rich, smoky alto of hers, which even made an ice-water gangster like Chalky weep from melancholy and repressed hunger. Boardwalk Empire fans can enjoy her voice on the beautiful ragtime covers that scorched Dr. Narcisse’s heart on the Boardwalk Empire Vol. II soundtrack.—Sun Singleton