If you have ever seen Betty Who live, there is a 99.9% chance you loved her because it is nearly impossible not to. Between her bubbly onstage personality and spunky attitude, her live performances will lure you in. Union Transfer was most definitely feelin’ the love for her on Monday night. The venue was packed with fans clad in Betty Who fan gear, making her loyal fan base quite obvious. Even if there were some that were not die-hard fans upon arrival, I’m sure they left as such. It was a night full of love, fun and a lot of sass.
To start off the night was, VÉRITÉ, a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter. Her mellow vocals set a soft tone for the night. The vibe of her music is comparable to that of BANKS and Ryn Weaver. The most interesting part of VÉRITÉ’s set was her trade-off between the microphone and the keyboard. The switch between working the stage and producing the set was smooth and cohesive; making for a very intriguing performance. Her abilities are cutting edge and I look forward to seeing more from her in the future.
A very anxious crowd awaited Betty to take the stage. When the time came, the words of “The Valley” were softly sung backstage. Betty followed with some of her popular songs such as “Human Touch” and “You Can Cry Tomorrow“. In between songs, the artist spoke very intimately with the crowd. She pointed out fans she recognized from previous shows and complimenting outfits. Towards the end of her set, Betty broke out her guitar and showed the audience a softer side. The crowd was instantly silent at the first note. Her acoustic version of “Wanna Be” was full of emotion and passion. The room was silent, all but some shushes in the back. You could tell they were loving what they were hearing. After a quick outfit change, she was back to her spunky self. Her band danced with her as the set was on it’s last songs. This crew was one that made everyone watching want to get on stage and join in dancing. In all, Betty Who kicks ass and everyone who listens to her knows. Check out her newest album, The Valley, available on Spotify and Apple Music.