Bettys Not A Vitamin

Bettys Not A Vitamin

 Clearwater, Florida, USA
BandRockAmericana

BNAV's original sound is a mix of all classic American music – Pop, Country, Rock, Punk and Rockabilly – served with the feel of a Memphis barbecue.

Biography

BNAV's original sound is a mix of all classic American music – Pop, Country, Rock, Punk and Rockabilly – served with the feel of a Memphis barbecue.

Founding members and songwriters Chris Tocco and Todd Staudinger are joined by long time drummer Rick Boucher and bassist/ songwriter Steve "Barkin' Barney" Barnes. They released their debut CD in January 2007. It is a 14 song compilation of original material with a power pop cover of the old Kenny Rogers hit Ruby (Don't Take Your Love to Town) thrown in for good measure.

The CD received extensive radio airplay nationwide on over 180 CMJ College radio stations and broke ground in several large Commercial Radio markets as well. One station in NY played 3 singles from the CD for 12 straight weeks! See the "News" page for more details.

BNAV tackles styles ranging from Power Pop, Rock and Acoustic, to Rockabilly and Surfer Rock. They've done all of this without losing touch with their very distinctive sound. A tight rhythm section, distinctive lead vocals, tons of guitars, all topped off with killer harmonies. It's fresh, classic American music at its best.

Their live show is a combination of their original material (they have a full one hour original set) and covers that encompass the spectrum of classic to modern rock. There are even some that are off the beaten path. They have years of performing experience in every venue size from clubs to concert stages as both a full electric and unplugged act. This versatility, combined with years of experience and professionalism makes them a crowd pleaser wherever they perform.

Lyrics

Home

Written By: Todd Staudinger

Home

Words and Music: Todd Staudinger

You have your way, I have my way
but neither one is wrong
Living in a world of laughter
Even clowns can still fall down

It's a sticky situation,
Things ain't always what they seem
It's a sticky situation,
Things ain't always what they seem

I'll keep searching for the answers
And I'll find out
What I'm really after
In the meantime
I'll look to the here after
And I'll find my way home........

She had everything she wanted
But her life was never whole
She's driving straight down lifetimes highway
But she never paid the toll

It's a sticky situation,
Things ain't always what they seem
It's a sticky situation,
Things ain't always what they seem

I'll keep searching for the answers
And I'll find out
What I'm really after
In the meantime
I'll look to the here after
And I'll find my way home........

There's no rules in this lifetime
The drum beats different for everyone
We're just leaves that fall from the tree of life
And the view is different from the ground.

On and on again, On and on again, On and on.....

It's a sticky situation,
Things ain't always what they seem
It's a sticky situation,
Things ain't always what they seem

I'll keep searching for the answers
And I'll find out
What I'm really after
In the meantime
I'll look to the here after
And I'll find my way home........

Last Ride

Written By: Christopher Tocco BMI, Todd Staudinger BMI, Scott Staudinger BMI

I’m a wheel, I’m a wheel
I can see what I can’t feel
From the hills of Carolina
Cross the California time
I’m wheel….oooooooooo…yeah…..I’m a wheel
I’m alive and full of jive, and oooooo….Lord I’m a wheel!

Well my baby and me,
Well we had a little thing,
But she tried to run away from our happy little space,
She needed her space man!
So I shoved a gun in her face,
Said “You can’t run from me mama!!”
I’m a Wheel, I’m a Wheel, I’m a Wheel, I’m a Wheel!!!

Said come inside my mind,
Surely leave you far behind……..

Well it’sa half past 4:30
And I’m working looking good
And I’m drinking and I’m sliding
Just like a Southern Boy should
Like I should ya’ll
Just like a Southern Boy should!!!!
I’m a Wheel, I’m a Wheel
On the Wrong side of the Law!!!!

Well I’ma coming down this mountain,
All the leaves are on the ground,
In this holiday sun
Watch my big machine shine
Watch shine now
Can’t you feel all that shine!!!
I’m a Wheel, I’m a Wheel
On the Wrong Side of the Law!!!!

Lord I’m a Wheel

I’m a Wheel, I’m a Wheel
On the wrong side of the law…….yeah!

I'm So High

Written By: Chris Tocco, Todd Staudinger, Scott Staudinger

I’m So High

Words and Music: Chris Tocco, Todd Staudinger, Scott Staudinger

So I rise where I fall,
Don’t where I’ve been at all,
Is it me, was it a dream, can this be real?

And I brush off my coat,
I feel the lump still in my throat,
Did I cry, wonder why, thought I could fly

I guess it’s cause I’m High……
I’m so High

For a time I could say,
That you were mine and in that way
I recall every day but it’s o.k……..

When I run through the snow
Knowing where I’m gonna go
But I don’t know why, don’t know why
Just wanna die…..

I’m So High
I’m So High

And if those clouds ain’t here today
It’s cuz of words I did not say
And I’d rather hide than lie
Try something different this time……..

When I get to your door
Stronger than the times before
I realize who you were from where I’ve been…..

When I get back to my dorm
Feel my bed so nice and warm
I’m alone, in myself, I’m so so stoned…..

I’m So High
I’m So High

Broken Day

Written By: Chris Tocco, Todd Staudinger

Broken Day

Words and Music: Chris Tocco/Todd Staudinger

Barbed wire stings like so many things in my hands,
I hit the ground with a hollow sound in my head......

TV eyes seem to multiply into my mind,
The pain I feel leaves me sick inside it's so unkind...

Another Broken Day....
Another Broken Day....

Ooooooooo.....hey, hey, hey!!
Ooooooooo.....hey, hey, hey!!

Ther future crumbles cuz my brain stumbles in a deeper red,
I'd rather die than to live this lie was all she said....

Another Broken Day.....
Another Broken Day.....
Another Broken Day.....

Discography

"Daily Dosage" 2 song EP, Fall 2005
"Betty's Not A Vitamin" 14 song debut, Jan 2007

Set List

BNAV can perform an all original set, as well as an original/cover set. When playing festival settings the band focuses on their originals mixed with classic covers. The band can play in any format, from full electric to unplugged, and time frames from one set to a full 4 hour show.

Original Set:
I'm So High
Home
Last Ride
Sweet Pain
Dizzy
Landscape
The Thought of You
Jesus, Nixon, and Elvis
Saturn Song
Broken Day
SeventyNine
Lost Expression

Here is a partial list of covers:

Sweet Emotion Aerosmith
Ruby Kenny Rogers
Creep Radiohead
Dreaming Blondie
Dead Flowers Rolling Stones
Watchtower Bob Dylan/Hendrix
Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones
Cadillac Ranch Bruce Springsteen
Let It Bleed