Black Betty

Black Betty


Rock and roll pinup model backed by the hottest players in Boston! "Grabs a hold of your soul and rocks it!"- The Boston Herald. "Shirley Manson and Garbage crossed with Janis Joplin- awesome!"- Suzanne Tonaire, The Rock Babe on PIXY 103.


"It's apparent that even if someone told 23-year-old Jenny Langer that it's tough getting by as a woman, she didn't even hear it. Langer, who is more widely known as Black Betty, is a Boston girl intent on re-defining what is is to be a sexy pinup and musician, as well as what it means to be a young woman..." writes The HJ Revival Project. "Black Betty carries her soul in her voice. It can cut straight through you. If I didn't know better, I would say she sold her soul to the Devil at the crossroads in Mississippi to get that talent, " claims music enthusiast Daniel Stevens.

Endorsed by Mode Merr Clothing, Zipcar (Boston, cars), To Die For Clothing (Corsets and fashion, Canada), RockLove Designs (jewelry, Canada), Spes and Timor (Boston, clothing), Painted Axe (custom guitar artwork/design), and Gothicfox Pasties!

Black Betty has shared the stage with such artists as Peaches, Spyderz, Fabulous, Whitestarr (reality show rockstars), Shop Boyz, Leslie and the LYs, We Are the Fury, EJ Labb, Memphis Gold, Sasquatch and the Sickabillys, Jean Bardot, the Pontani Sisters, and many more!

-The Exotic Erotic Ball 2007 (San Francisco)
-CollegeFest '07 (Boston)
-Cover of the Boston Herald
-Cover of the Boston Globe's Living Arts
-Sonicbids Spotlight Artist of the Week
-Headliner at Berklee College of Music's 2006 New Music Festival
-Artist of the Month on PIXY 103
-Finalists of 2005 Boston Blues Challenge!
-Nominated for Best Female Vocalist in Boston by Channel 4 WBZ-TV!
-Winner of 2006 RJL Battle of the Bands, sponsored by PIXY 103

Formed in 2004 at Berklee College of Music in Boston, BLACK BETTY AND THE BAD HABITS deliver a show for your eyes and your ears. Fronted by the retro pinup model Black Betty, they have forged a sound loved by their audiences that is a volatile mix of fiery rock, dangerous funk, and a dash of the blues.

The 2006 debut album "Voodoo Man", co-produced by the band and Bob Yen (Susan Tedeschi, Bo Diddley, Joe Perry, The Cars, The Mighty Mighty BossTones), introduced this new group and highlights the band's versatility. Featured as "Artist of the Month" in May 2006 on PIXY 103- Cape Cod's Rock Station, their tunes quickly made them one of the most radio requested new artists in New England.

Now featured on many major, college, internet and XM stations, Black Betty delivers aggressive yet graceful vocals, and shows that girls can be every bit as strong as guys while growling, crooning, and sweetly serenading. When asked what makes her group different, she says, "We're not trying to copy or sound like anyone else. We might be young, but we have deep roots in older music- It goes a long way. Our band is comprised of players from all over the world who came together in their love for this sound. At a show, you'll see Burlesque performers, bikers, college kids, blues afficienados, metal heads,'s just awesome that our music and live show speaks to all of them."

Recently, the band entered into a working relationship with Zipcar, an innovative and young company offering a new model for automobile transportation. Providing an environmentally conscious solution to city dwellers needing personal transportation, Zipcar can be found in 10 major cities worldwide and continues to expand. Black Betty and The Bad Habits can now be seen Zipping to and from their shows, and have online video blogs featuring their adventures with Zipcar!

You can find Black Betty and The Bad Habits sharing stages with Burlesque troops (Boston Babydolls, Babes in Boinkland, Thru the Keyhole Burlesque, Dazzling Dames, DeeDee Desire, Miss Huff, and more!), blues bands, rock bands, rockabilly/psychobilly bands, and various performance artists.


Debut Album "Voodoo Man" (2006)

The Official Soundtrack for The Great Boston Burlesque Exposition (2007)
-Featuring "Possession"

Self-titled "Black Betty and The Bad Habits" LP 2005

Set List

Originals and Covers: 50 mins per set, 1-4 sets

Black Betty and The Bad Habits originals can fill two full sets.

Black Betty and The Bad Habits have shows modified for blues oriented venues, young rock audiences, and upbeat Classic Rock/R&B for party atmospheres. They are ultimately a versatile, crossover rock band with something for everybody.

Covers we love playing- Rock/R&B/Blues:
The Allman Brothers
Led Zeppelin
Janis Joplin
Nina Simone
Aretha Franklin
The Animals
Doobie Brothers
Susan Tedeschi
BB King
Son Seals
Koko Taylor
Etta James
Lenny Kravitz
and more...