Messages from Afar
Beyond Melroze We are a musically dynamic husband/wife duo playing a combination of pop, rock, blues, and Flamenco music that varies from a 1930s sound to the sounds of the present to the sounds of the future with our own fusion. My husband, David Bell, and myself, Joy Bell, wrote, performed and produced all of this music. We are both in our early 30s and have been playing music to various degrees for about 20some years. David is a multi-instrumentalist. He plays steel string acoustic guitar, nylon string Flamenco guitar, and electric guitar, bass and drums. He is extremely talented and has played for several local recording projects. I am a classically trained singer. I sing lead vocals, background vocals and choir parts on this CD and sing 4 plus part harmony with about a 3 to 4 octave vocal range. I also play some acoustic guitar parts and do a great kazoo solo on Bells Ringing. Usually, David writes the music and I write the melody and lyrics, but we do switch those roles occasionally. We both have the ability to write music and lyrics. We try to do everything ourselves, but did have a little help. Felix Moxter played some great viola parts. He has a huge resume of local groups he has performed with and does a wonderful job. Sarah Bell played some wonderful flute parts along with the photography and graphics on our CD. She is extremely talented musically and artistically. Jon Gillespie of Monastic Chambers Recording Studio recorded and engineered our music. He has worked with several local and national artists and is able to create a very professional sound. Felix, Sarah, and Jon all did a great job and we will probably keep them around. David and I seem to be very compatible musically and we are extremely proud of our CD. We want to share it with the world, but we are finding out this happens very slowly. We hope you enjoy our CD as much as we do and look for our second CD coming out sometime in 2006 called Timeless Treasures. Thank you for taking time to read about us.