Bif Naked

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Beth Torbert, 15 June 1971, New Delhi, India. Confrontational, tattooed, hard rock singer-songwriter Bif Naked was born to two private-school teachers who gave her up for adoption. Torbert was adopted by two American missionaries, and her childhood was spent in locations including Lexington, Kentucky, USA, and Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. Her first band was Jungle Milk, who specialized in rap cover versions of Doris Day songs backed by 10 conga players. She then worked with three of Canada’s premier underground bands - Gorilla Gorilla (she was briefly married to drummer Brett Hopkins), Chrome Dog, and Dying To Be Violent. Bif Naked made her debut with her own band in 1994 with the EP Fours Songs And A Poem. It won her instant attention, and heralded a talent that was more fully realized on a full-length album released later that year on the Plum label. With the rest of her band - Randy Black (drums), Rich Priske (bass) and X-Factor (guitar) - the major theme...

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