Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers (BAWKS) have been entertaining (In the US) Midwest audiences with their cello-infused alternative pop/rock sound since 2015. Members Betsy Ade (lead vocals, guitar), Joe Adamek (guitars), Cameron Fair (cello, keyboards), John Kulas (bass guitar), Scott Fox (percussion) and Miss B Haven (vocals, piano, keyboards), have released 5 CD’s. This includes a full-length album, several EPs, and an exciting range of fun and influential videos. Ade’s rich lyrical gifts are essential and her vocal delivery is simply unmatched in contemporary pop/rock music.
In addition to Ade’s talents, the band members have an amazing mix of musical knowledge and education that provides a unique sound that is reminiscent of familiar music from the ’90s while being expressively groundbreaking and melodically rich. They have been humbled by their success, performing with international acts that include Blind Melon, Blue October, Candlebox, The Gufs, Skerryvore, Sebastian Bach, and many more. 2019 was an exciting year for BAWKS! Ade was a Top 24 Contestant on NBC’s “The Voice”, where she had the rare opportunity to work with 3 different coaches, including; John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, and Adam Levine. Ade’s experience on “The Voice” has brought international attention to the band’s talents and charitable efforts.