Covered in Monsters
At the heart of a man's art is his desire to understand. The confusion, the desperation, the love and hurt in everyone's life can be found somewhere in some song. With Mike Bettinger, you find what you are looking for. An astonishing voice and awe-inspiring lyrics attend to your craving for music that is pure and true. He speaks from his heart, and sings from his passion. There is something about him that is different, there is something about him that is real, but most notably there is just something about him. A poet and singer from as early as he can remember, Mike has been performing for 11 years. He was playing The Bitter End at 16 and CBGB'S at 17. For all the bands he has been in, and all the places he has played, nothing has brought Mike the musical peace he's desired like his new solo album. Entitled 'covered in monsters', a reference to years of collected emotional dust, the album is a soaring representation of musical expression. The songs are classic, painful, rich in rhythm, and just plain good. You can hear the experience and the expense of Mike's life in every note. He is a master of making you think, cry, and listen over and over again. Reactions from the crowds at Mike's shows are, at this point, predictably the same; 'There is just something about him'. K.B.