The Trainwrecks
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The Trainwrecks

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
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"Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Welcomes Carla Betz to its Artist Roster"

Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Welcomes Carla Betz to its Artist Roster

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 17, 2012
Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, the original girl guitar company, welcomes to its artist roster Carla Betz, the rockin’ bass player and backup singer to the uber-energetic punk-pop band The Trainwrecks.

Carla pops off animated performances which are skilled as well as fun to watch. She knows how to hold down the bottom end yet can interject inventive fills when a song calls for it. And when she’s on the mic, her backing vocals add even more to the already catchy melody lines.

The Trainwrecks were formed in Hollywood, CA when vocalist/guitarist Garner Knutson joined up with bassist Carla Betz. Garner and Carla both knew their musical collaboration was going to be a smash when they discovered their mutual love for bands like Green Day, Dinosaur Jr., The Replacements and vintage Kiss. After looking around for awhile they found the missing piece to their musical triangle in drummer Dustin Cunningham. Songwriting in this group is an unmistakable strength. The witty lyrics are outshone only by radio-ready melody lines that stick with you. With a loyal fan base always growing, this is a band in motion and certainly a band to watch.

“You need a girl to shine in the pocket, hold down the groove and look hot all at the same time? And play killer Bass! That girl is Carla,” says Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars.

Check out Carla Betz and her band on their website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter! - Daisy Rock Guitars


"No Treble Spotlights Bass Player Carla Betz"

No Treble, the website for all things bass, recently spotlighted bass player and Daisy Rock Girl Guitars artist Carla Betz.

The multi-talented artist is not only a bass player, she’s also an actress that has appeared in several indie films, as well as TV shows like Beverly Hills, 90210, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

She’s currently the bass player and backup singer punk-pop band The Trainwrecks.

Check her out playing below, and visit NoTreble.com to read her full bio.
- The Women's International Music Network


"Player Spotlight: Carla Betz"

Meet bassist Carla Betz, who has one of the coolest stories we’ve read among the Player Spotlight submissions. Carla is an actress (and bartender too), and it was thanks to her acting career that she became a bassist. Her credentials are a mile long, and her answer to the “superpower” question is a Tenacious D reference. How cool is that?

Carla is our bass player in the spotlight for the week of January 22, 2013.

Bio:
Carla Betz grew up in Woodinville, WA, a suburb of Seattle, and now lives in Los Angeles, CA. She has played bass for 12 years and has played gigs all over Los Angeles, Las Vegas, England, Ventura, and Orange County. Carla has been seen playing bass on several TV shows and films, including episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Beverly Hills, 90120?. She currently plays bass for Hollywood punk band “The Trainwrecks”.

Past projects include “Fireball Johnson” (signed to Music Masters), all girl AC/DC tribute band “Girls Got Rhythm” and “The Chubbies” (signed to Sympathy for the Record Industry).

Carla is also an actress and has appeared in numerous indie films, TV shows and commercials. She is also a photographer, poker player, wine drinker and animal lover.

Location:
Los Angeles, CA USA

Day gig:
Actress and bartender at David Arquette’s night club, Bootsy Bellows.

Years experience:
12 years

Bands & Gigs:
I play bass for The Trainwrecks. We are a three-piece pop/punk/rock band similar to Green Day, MxPx, Rise Against and Weezer. We are currently recording our second album at Secret Door Studios in Los Angeles.

Gear:
I recently got endorsed by Daisy Rock Guitars, I play their Rebel Rocket bass
Jackson JJ
Ibenez Musician (complete with broken headstock and blood stains from falling off the stage)
Ampeg head and cab
Why I play the bass:
I booked a TV pilot, “The Aqua Girls”, which about four girls in band. At the time I played guitar and they had cast two guitar players and needed one of us to learn bass. I volunteered and fell in love with it.

My bass superpower/claim to fame
What power you ask? The power to kill a yak from 200 yards away…with mind bullets!

My influences
Matt Freeman, John Entwistle, Krist Novoselic, Duff McKagan

More on the web:
The Train Wrecks website
The Train Wrecks on Facebook
The Train Wrecks on Youtube
The Train Wrecks on Twitter
Carla on Twitter
Carla on IMDB
- No Treble


"Coolgrrrls Featured Artist, The Trainwrecks"

07-Oct-2012
The Trainwrecks
Genre: Punk Pop
Location:Hollywood,CA

Members:
Garner Knutson – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Carla Betz – Bass, Backing Vocals
Dustin Cunningham- Drums

Who are The Trainwrecks?

The Trainwrecks are 2 dudes and a chick who like to play high energy music usually more fast than slow. It’s like if MxPx and Greenday decided to morph into a band that was influenced by The Replacements and 70's era Kiss.

An uber-energetic punk-pop band catering to rowdy crowds of diehard music fans. Formed inHollywood,CA, when vocalist/guitarist Garner Knutson joined up with bassist Carla Betz. Garner and Carla both knew their musical collaboration was going to be a smash when they discovered their mutual love for bands like Green Day, Dinosaur Jr., The Replacements and vintage Kiss. After looking around for awhile they found the missing piece to their musical triangle in drummer Dustin Cunningham. Lead singer and guitarist, Garner, shows a natural ability on stage. His guitar work is a fun mix of power chords and quirky lead lines which play very well with clever, occasionally sardonic lyrics. Vocally, he delivers attitude and verve in true punk style a la Billie Joe Armstrong. Bassist/Backup singer, Carla pops off animated performances which are skilled as well as fun to watch. She knows how to hold down the bottom end yet can interject inventive fills when a song calls for it. And when she’s on the mic, her backing vocals add even more to the already catchy melody lines. Drummer, Dustin Cunningham, dominates the kit with his impressive force and presence. His skills are undeniable. And he knows how to play exactly what is right for the song. This playing style ensures that the three piece never sounds incomplete. Songwriting in this group is an unmistakable strength. The witty lyrics are outshone only by radio-ready melody lines that stick with you. With a loyal fan base always growing, this is a band in motion and certainly a band to watch.

www.thetrainwrecks.com
www.facebook.com/thetrainwrecksrock
www.twitter.com/trainwrecksLA - Cool Grrrls


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Who are The Trainwrecks? An uber-energetic rock-punk-pop band catering to rowdy crowds of diehard music fans. Formed in Hollywood, CA, when vocalist/guitarist Garner Knutson joined up with bassist Carla Betz. Garner and Carla both knew their musical collaboration was going to be a smash when they both discovered their mutual love for bands like Green Day, Dinosaur Jr., The Replacements and vintage Kiss. After looking around for awhile they found the missing piece to their musical triangle in drummer Dustin Cunningham. Lead singer and guitarist, Garner, shows a natural ability on stage. His guitar work is a fun mix of power chords and quirky lead lines which play very well with clever, occasionally sardonic lyrics. Vocally, he delivers attitude and verve in true punk style a la Billie Joe Armstrong. Bassist/Backup singer, Carla pops off animated performances which are skilled as well as fun to watch. She knows how to hold down the bottom end yet can interject inventive fills when a song calls for it. And when she’s on the mic, her backing vocals add even more to the already catchy melody lines. Drummer, Dustin Cunningham, dominates the kit with his impressive force and presence. His skills are undeniable. And he knows how to play exactly what is right for the song. This playing style ensures that the three piece never sounds incomplete. Songwriting in this group is an unmistakable strength. The witty lyrics are outshone only by radio-ready melody lines that stick with you. With a loyal fan base always growing, this is a band in motion and certainly a band to watch.