BETTY is the award-winning indie rock trio of Alyson Palmer, Elizabeth Ziff and Amy Ziff known for soaring harmonies, upbeat live shows and non-stop activism. Since forming in 1986, the band’s distinctive sound has been heard in concert, on TV (The L Word theme song, Weeds, Ugly Betty, Encyclopedia and more), in films (including the holiday classic Life with Mikey, The Out-of-Towners) and Off-Broadway (the hit musical BETTY Rules, directed by Michael Greif of Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal and RENT). They’ve been Holiday Commentators for National Public Radio, appeared on dozens of guest and compilation recordings and released ten albums of their own.
When legendary Civil Rights activist Gloria Steinem witnessed BETTY’s heartfelt passion for equal rights first-hand through their headlining Pride tours across the US, Europe, South America and Africa and workshops as Arts Envoys for the US State Department in India and Mexico, she urged them to create The BETTY Effect, an organization to further their work on behalf of women and girls, and the LGBTQ+ community. Stonewall Ambassadors, BETTY has received numerous arts and humanitarian honors for their lifelong musical mission, including an EMMY, BMI Career Excellence Awards and the Official State Honor of Buenos Aires. Currently finishing the mix of their eleventh album for a Fall release and touring, BETTY shares their adventures on their podcast BETTY: Girlband. Tune in!