Their style can be best described as 'James Brown meets Led Zeppelin'. 'Showcase Magazine (Chicago, IL) writes 'If Flea, James Brown, Joe Perry, Clarence Clemons and John Jabo Starks started a band they would sound like Betty in Black.' The strength of Betty in Black is their musicianship balanced with their songwriting. Founding member, guitarist Ronny Ecker, brings an edge of passion and intensity to the group's presentation. His bluesed-up, funked-out rock intense guitar riffs stir the mix that makes the band's appeal. Mike Seimis' powerful and passionate lead vocals grab listeners and force them to take notice. Bassist John Urbanski is a Jedi master with a five string fretless. His funk-dripping bass lines are infectious and his solos are always a crowd favorite. Steve Rieth's sax tones bring a 'Billy Dee Williams' type smoothness to the hard sounding funkasm. The band has added four new pieces since 1997. Matt Bowers, not a drummer...The Drummer! His steady solidness binds the volatile mix of music styles swirling in Betty in Black. The band has always experimented with new styles of music and the results are explosive. An exploration of hip-hop brings Krazy Horse, a 300+ pound rapper with real street skills and a talent for metaphor and simile. DJ Knowledge spins hot wax! His cuts and scratches add to the sweet chaos of a BIB jam. Finally there's Aqua 81, a hard rhyming freestyler, who can create a song out of thin air. Tone Henderson - Laface Records 'These guys are keeping it real'. Together, these musicians are undoubtedly one of the best bands in America and are determined to let the world in on some of the strongest music of the new Millennium!! 'This band quite succinctly put, has their musical chops together!' Music Monthly.
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