Bettina Henrich

Ladies behind the drum set are a rare phenomenon. A female drummer who also sings, leads her own band and writes her own material, is presumably unique. Bettina Henrich is such a unique musician and now she presents her second album "LITTLE GREEN FROG".

Henrich, who sometimes characterizes herself as "Germany's oldest newcomer" with a twinkle of her eyes, toured Europe as a drummer for many years with various bands like B.Bang Cider, Freak Family and PrimaVera, before she debuted as a Singer / Songwriter and Recording Artist under her own name in 2006. Her song "New Orleans In The Rain" was taken into program from the start by more than a dozen radio stations in various of the United States and in the Netherlands. The same happened in solid sequence to four more titles from her writing, and in 2008 she issued her first album "ME."

For "ME." and the included song "Lullaby" Henrich was rewarded by the 26th German Rock and Pop-Prize 2008 in the categories "Best CD album of the year, in English language" and "Best song of the year, in English language". And she placed her song "Vierzig" ("Fourty") from the same album in the top ten of the Radio Song Contest 2009.

To meet the increasing demand for live appearances - also on radio and TV - she meanwhile formed the Bettina Henrich Trio, in which she realizes all her potentials. By her side work - live and on the new album - guitarist Till Schubert and bass man Ralf Wißdorf, two experienced musicians, sensitive for polished details and deeply familiar with Bettina's music for years.

The new silver disk, too, has at least three chart ready ear catchers to offer, which are the easy "Little Green Frog", the romantic "Falling In Love" and the bluesy "Treat Me Mean" (recorded live). She wrote all titles herself except "Treat Me Mean", which was penned by her late father Udo Henrich. She introduced this song to the public already by the end of 2009, after it had been slumbering completely forgotten on a cassette tape in some card board case. The "Good-Bye Waltz" and "Flying With The Wild Birds" are further delicatessen, and to top things off, there's a mighty surprise hidden among the all in all nine titles, too.

Bettina Henrich's natural clear voice is in the center focus. She can charm you in a melancholy and balladic way and she can grab you rockin' and rollin' – a singer with power and feeling. Also she played almost all drum tracks on "LITTLE GREEN FROG" herself and even took the production into her own hands. Additional support came from internationally renowned keyboarder Xaver Fischer and percussionist Martin Hesselbach. Eric Harings contributed as co-producer and did the drumming on "Good-Bye Waltz". Signing for a good sound are Harings, Georg Niehusmann and Michael Schwabe, and so the album shows an unadulterated handwriting and professional polish.

 

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