Heather And Kirsten - Betcha Didn't Know

Saturday 1st June 1991
Heather And Kirsten - Betcha Didn't Know
Heather And Kirsten - Betcha Didn't Know

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Arcade CD08717
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Imagine if you can a couple of California lasses with voices a little in the Leslie Phillips-mold. Give them some hard but not too-hard dance rhythms. Add in a touch of hip hop. And what you have is an engaging pop-soul-dance-gospel hybrid which though never too original has a nice rounded feel to it thanks to the production and programming work of producer, blue-eyed soul man Roby Duke. The change-of-pace ballads are good too. Are Heather and Kirsten Ostrom going to be gospel's next big thing and spearhead the Christian church's long overdue entrance into the world of dance? Is Maranatha's intriguing youth-culture dance label Arcade going to get the support it deserves? You pays your money, you takes your CD...

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Reader Comments

Posted by YesIHaveAName in Tacoma @ 00:38 on Feb 12 2011

I'm seizing this opportunity to highlight Kirsten's new project, Elk & Boar: http://www.reverbnation.com/elkandboar
...they'll gearing up to play SXSW this year ;-)

Posted by l.h. in oh @ 16:41 on Nov 8 2010

I've been looking for this cd for AGES, my sister and i used to love these girls, I'm a grown woman with children and I still have to break out in a random Heather and Kirsten song on occasion.

Posted by troy young in new york @ 07:16 on Sep 1 2009

hello there I just want to thank these two girls when I was a teenager they play in spokane washington and actually gave me there number i remembering talking with them both!I am now a professional musician living out of new york..These two wonderful,extremely talented girls inspired me never to give up,there music completly let my fire and drive to never give up....thanks Heather and Kristin...hope all is well

All the best,
Troy Young

Posted by michelle d. in byron ga @ 02:58 on Aug 31 2009

i got the arcade sampler at family christian store in woodland hills mall in tulsa ok. back in like 91 i was like 14 15. i thought the sampler was cool so then i got the betcha didnt know cassette. Man i played that thing so much i can sing the songs still to this day. Anyways i tried to look up info on heather and kirstn online. i finally after digging around i found both of them on myspace. Anyways i had to really shop online to get the betcha didnt know cd. i finally was able to get it on ebay. The cds are out there u just gotta look. Ebay, and cdnow.com to name a few places. musicstack.com also

Posted by Janna Ryan in North Platte, NE @ 22:06 on Jan 21 2009

I just ordered a cd off eBay and I'm so excited - I had the tape years and years ago and played it so much I literally wore it out! Now I teach Christian Dance and only use Christian music so I think my students will be hearing some Heather and Kirsten in the near future!!!

Posted by Gina in Calif @ 06:32 on Nov 25 2008

I loved the song Betcha Didn't know. I am trying to track down a cd, hopefully for christmas. I used to hear Heather and kirsten all the time on the radio.

Posted by sarah in beijing, china @ 06:54 on Oct 16 2008

I was on youtube and decided to start looking for old Christian artists I used to listen to like Jennifer Knapp and then I started thinking further back and found Out of Eden and then, I thought, I wonder if Heather and Kirsten are still making music. I bet I can still sing along to those songs. My sister is 5 years older and we used to sing along and pretend we were you two. :) We were in Tianjin, China and only had a couple of tapes and we loved you girls! In the Pouring Rain was my favorite! Brings me back. I am 27 now and my sister, Krista Vossler, is 32 and a singer/songwriter in Austin.

Posted by branden peasner in tacoma @ 23:53 on May 12 2008

hey i went to school with heather and kirsten @bonneylake elementary.I always wondered if you guys did somethig with music.i heard you guys on the radio once.I remember the talent show when kirsten and melissa holland sang.anyways good luck to you both.Branden peasner

Posted by Hilliard Davis II in Hillside, NJ @ 15:59 on Apr 15 2008

Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeat! I've been collecting, and enjoying all types of Christian Music for ALLLLL my life. I've wanted this CD since it came out! I had the tape, loved it, my family listened to it along with countless other artists! Seeing this on iTunes!?!?!? Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! I've always wondered what happened to you ladies... i'll be following your careers and praying that the Lord blesses you as you've blessed my life, my friends lives and anyone else who listened as i passed by... 'riding with my top down, listn'ing to that Jesus Musik'

Posted by kate in new york @ 03:12 on Mar 29 2008

Does anyone know where i can find lyrics to the Betcha Didn't Know album?

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