Get outta the way! There’s a freight train of funk about to steam right over your ass. Do you know Betty Davis, the rock funk fusion pioneer of the early 70’s? Once married to Miles Davis, close friends of Jimi Hendrix, hanging with Sly, Santana, Clapton and The Pointer Sisters?  On hearing the name “Betty Davis” you might conjure up the formidable 50’s actress of the silver screen, but be warned there is another force to be reckoned with who is all sass, legs, deep funk and bluesy soul. She is Betty Mabry Davis.

Cecelia Low channeling Betty Davis

The funkiest damn show this side of Pittsburg

There’s nothing better than being able to work on a project that is not only brilliant in it’s creativity, but is also one driven by some talented and dear friends. I’ve spent a couple of weeks helping out Cecilia Low and Cameron Zayec as they launched “They Say She’s Different” an hour long funk popp’n stage show about the musical career and influence of Betty Mabry Davis. It’s a feast of live music, pre-recorded video interludes and live projection.

“I felt like I was truly having the experience I never thought I would be able to physically have. Seeing Betty live!” Daniel Oh, Melbourne.

Cecilia Low channeling Betty Davis in the early days

Cecilia Low channeling Betty Davis in the early days

Tony Kopa aka one of the Chambers Brothers who played with Betty Davis in the 70s

Tony Kopa and Glenn Reither as two of the Chambers Brothers who played with Betty in the 70s

Phil Ceberano in full Hendrix

Phil Ceberano screaming out one of the shows signature Hendrix riffs

After bringing the house down in Melbourne for one night only at the DingDong Lounge, Betty and band featured as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival receiving some rave reviews and setting tongues a waggling for those who were looking for a gritty, loud, dirty, fun and funky experience.

Making it funky at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Making it funky at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

A still from one of the mind-blowing rear projection storys DOP'd by Cammy Z

A still from one of the mind-blowing rear projection storys DOP’d by Cammy Z

Congratulations to Cecilia, Cammy Z, Tony Kopa, Phil Ceberano, Greg Patten, Glenn Reither, Eliza Wolfgramm and Kenneth Moraleda for creating a spine tingling and back feel in motion full funk experience. Keep an eye on the web site and the They Say She’s Different facebook page for updates and to see when this train of soulful sin will be arriving in your town!

Betty D takes us out

Betty D brings it to a close

They loved it! so will you!!!

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