BETTE

AKA "Rock Chica"
My musical career began in grade school, when I would put on nightly rock concerts in my bedroom!  With my hairbrush mic in hand and my brother's "disco lights", I'd rock out to Heart and Pat Benetar - my biggest female influences.  Piano lessons soon followed.  High school and college brought musicals, elite chamber choirs and many opportunities for "solo performances".   The spotlight began calling and I answered the calling by joining my first band at the age of 19.  Since then, I have enjoyed many years of performing with many high quality local bands, making music and doing studio work with some of the most talented musicians in Wisconsin.  I joined Stereotype in 2009 and I am thrilled to be a part of the powerhouse of talent this group brings to the stage! 

Favorite Music:    Any music rich in solid harmonies - I can't hear enough of them!  (rap and opera just don't do it for me!)

Favorite Artists:   Heart and Pat Benetar (of course!)  Other groups that have heavily influenced me are Styx, Boston, Kansas, Reo Speedwagon, Foreigner, ABBA and The Bee Gees.  I think these kinds of groups really helped me develop my strong ear for harmonies.  Plus, the keyboarding is phenomenal! 

Favorite Quote:  "If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans."