CRYSTAL BETH (SOLO)
Crystal Beth recently unleashed her first full-length studio record, PUSH THRU, a solo incarnation using wailing vocals, amplified clarinet, beat-boxing and electronics to weave a sonic universe all her own. She has been described as “world music from an imaginary planet..quite compelling & magical” (Seattle Times), ”a supremely versatile and virtuosic maverick” (The Stranger), and “one of the most fearless and innovative musicians in Seattle…” (Earshot Jazz). Known for crafting aural rituals that encompass industrial chants, alien disco breaks, heart gushings, and robot love songs, Crystal Beth redefines the possibilities of the voice and clarinet in tight experimental pop songs and undulating, cathartic noise cries. Crafting moments that ricochet between meditation and a full body purge, she is an electric, adrenaline inducing performer voted Seattle’s Best Classical Musician and nominated for NW Vocalist of the Year. Under her full name, Beth Fleenor, she has been featured with polymaths including Wayne Horvitz, Jherek Bischoff, Terry Riley, David Byrne, and Julie Slick, among many others. PUSH THRU is now available through 7d Media.
CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND
Part rock show, part motivational conference, part cathartic release ritual, part dance party CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND is ferociously powerful, psychedelic clarinet and primal scream fronted rock band. Crystal Beth spits electric fire and cleansing water in dense currents of bethnic chants created to unblock your nervous system and drop that dopamine!
With the reflexes of a mongoose, Crystal Beth spins her own universe of cathartic hardcore purge pop art punk, brandishing a sword of Boom Boom liberation – sweaty, trance inducing, heart-pouring – these are sonic cupcakes for your soul.
The Boom Boom Band features Crystal Beth (aka: Beth Fleenor) on clarinet & vocals with Kathy Moore (guitar), Michael Owcharuk (keyboard), Julie Slick (bass) and Adam Kozie (drums).
*Crystal Beth is a psychoactive stimulant that increases alertness, concentration, and energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.