Friday, June 27, 2014

Betty Who at Pier 26

Jessica Anne Newham was born in Sydney, Australia, where she trained since the age of four as a classical cellist. She taught herself to play piano and guitar, and moved to the United States in 2007 at age 15 to attend music school. By 16, she was performing as a singer-songwriter. By 2012, she moved to New York and reinvented herself as Betty Who, a dance music pop singer. She has worked hard, and perhaps has performed live in every major music club in Manhattan. Betty Who’s debut four-song EP, The Movement, was released in 2013.

Performing tonight at the New York City Pride Rally at Pier 26, Betty Who sang unabashed synth-pop songs largely made for the dance floor. Backed only by a keyboardist, bassist and drummer, she sang, danced and generally kept a light, fun vibe going through the audience. "Somebody Loves You", "Lovin' Start", "Alone Again" and "Heartbreak Dream" were wholesome songs, and Who's charismatic personality embraced them thoroughly. There is a world of teen girls waiting to hear this music.

Visit Betty Who at www.bettywhomusic.com.