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BETTY, The Holiday Show. Special guest Scott Montgomery & Matt Long - 12/19
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
BETTY is the original pop rock band fronted by Alyson Palmer and sisters Elizabeth and Amy Ziff. The band's defiant attitude and signature sound of tight harmonies, fun melodies and clever lyrics layered over strong grooves make their devoted cult grow steadily larger. Based in New York City, BETTY performs wild, memorable and boundary-pushing live shows all over the world.
Fierce Elizabeth (vocals, guitar), funky Alyson (vocals, bass) and funny Amy (vocals, cello) are the songwriters and arrangers. On occasion, the trio augments their sound with rich guitar from Tony Salvatore and drums by Mino Gori.
The latest release “Bright & Dark”, produced by David Maurice (Kelis, Garbage) is BETTY’s eighth recording. The songs are a lush, lively exploration of the challenges and triumphs of their recent past, including Elizabeth’s battle with breast cancer. The album features guest vocals by Kate Pierson of the B-52’s and is the band’s most fully-realized, radio-friendly song collection to date. Cuts are featured on the hit television series Weeds, NBC’s Love Bites, Ugly Betty, The L Word and more. Currently, the band is writing songs for a new album.
Passionate activists, the women of BETTY fight tirelessly for what they believe, especially equal rights for all and the empowerment of girls and women. Since forming in Washington DC in 1986, they are proudest about taking part in hundreds of events that have improved lives, helped change policy and raised millions of dollars for worthy causes and people in need.
BETTY and their music have been featured on national and international radio, in films, television, commercials, jingles, web projects, as guest artists on recordings, compilation albums and live theater, most notably: the Off-Broadway hit directed by Michael (Rent, Next To Normal) Greif, “BETTY Rules”.
Scott Montgomery and Matt Long