Contact: Scott Rodas, Program Coordinator
(732) 349-6200 ext. 5912 email@example.com
International Alt-Rock Star Sarah Bettens to Appear at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library
International alt-rock star Sarah Bettens will appear at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library (101 Washington St) for a free show on Saturday, September 12 at 2pm.
Sarah is no newcomer to the rock world. She first earned notoriety as the lead singer of K’s Choice, which has earned Gold and Platinum records in continental Europe and whose international radio hits include “Not An Addict,” “Believe” and “Almost Happy”. She was tapped to write the theme song for Pepsi’s Generation Next campaign and has worked with corporate sponsors, from Levi’s to Nike.
Now, Sarah is breaking new ground with her latest CD, Never Say Goodbye, which is the first international release from her own label, Cocoon Records. The acoustic album includes a unique mix of
brand new songs, favorites from her last two solo records, and covers of songs by iconic artists like Bonnie Raitt and Julie London.
Sarah continues to make a name for herself as a major headliner throughout the world. She’s performed at dozens of key European festivals in addition to headlining a South African tour and a European theatre tour. In North America, Sarah has been one of the headliners at the Michigan Womyn’s Festival, has performed with the Yellow Umbrella Tour, which raises awareness about cervical cancer, and has performed at a number of other arts festivals in major cities throughout North America.
With K’s Choice, Sarah has headlined European festivals, toured throughout the U.S. and been featured in Rolling Stone, Vogue, Chicago Sun-Times and Billboard. Now as a solo artist, Sarah continues to make headlines with cover features in French Muse, Curve and The Advocate.
Sarah’s last solo CD, Shine, produced a number of stand-out hits, including “Daddy’s Gun”, “I Can’t Get Out”, and “Put It Out for Good”. “Daddy’s Gun” remains in heavy rotation on MTV/Logo America’s New, Next, Now. Shine also made news when the Belgian newspaper DeMorgen purchased 150,000 copies of the CD to be distributed in the paper — and the newspaper sold out immediately.
To register for this free concert, or for more information, contact the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library at (732)349-6200 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org