BETTY, the alternative pop rock band fronted by activists Alyson Palmer, Amy Ziff, and Elizabeth Ziff, is known for clever lyrics, soaring harmonies and energetic live shows. Since forming in 1986, the band’s distinctive sound has been heard in concert worldwide, on tv & tube (The L Word theme song, Weeds, Ugly Betty, & more), in films (the holiday classic Life With Mikey, The Out-of-Towners, & more), Off-Broadway (the hit musical BETTY Rules, directed by Michael Greif of Dear Evan Hanson & RENT), on the radio as Holiday Commentators for NPR, as guests on many compilation recordings and on ten albums of their own, readily available online.
BETTY’s heartfelt feminist passion and international appearances as Arts Envoys for the US State Department led Gloria Steinem to suggest they create The BETTY Effect a non-profit for their ongoing work on behalf of women and girls, LGBTQ+ people and those marginalized by society. BETTY has received numerous arts and humanitarian honors for their lifelong mission, including the BMI Career Excellence Award and the Official State Honor of Buenos Aires. Currently, they’re recording their 11th album and telling their wild adventures on the podcast BETTY: Girlband.