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The members: Christopher Bell, Jenny Jade Albert, Jesse Houle

The history: Christopher has spent the last four years touring independently, averaging at 120 shows a year. He also runs an independent record label, Silent Home Records, on which he has produced bands from both Boston and Michigan. Bell is from Jamestown, NY.

What's up with the name: It is his name.

The style: Indie Folk

Got anything recorded? Christopher Bell has recorded a total of four EP's and one LP. "April 2006 Tour EP", "I'll Be Home", "Tough Luck, We Tried, Now Let's Go Back", Cover EP, and "Bitter Bluebird"

Tell us your future? Christopher Bell is working on a concept album that is due to be released in spring 2011.

Website: www.myspace.com/thechrisbell

Next Show: Christopher Bell is playing a show on July 2 at 9 pm at Dreamland Theater at 26 North Washington, in Ypsilanti, MI.

Comments: Independent musician Christopher Bell has been touring solo for over four years as a multi-instrumentalist loop artist. He still loops his cello, but now hes backed by a band. Joined by Jesse Houle on guitar and Jenny Jade Albert on keyboard, Bell bows melodies and plucks bass lines. He now has the opportunity to expand on his complex arrangements with the added bonus of lush three-part vocals. Playing with a band gives me more freedom to explore each song to its full musical potential, Bell said. This diverse combination of cello, acoustic guitar, and rhodes-style keyboard lends itself to Bells signature complex harmonies. By utilizing a classical sensibility in his arrangements of pop-folk, Bell creates a dynamic sound that is far and away his own.

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