Entertaining, good time old time country music!
Now booking for late August/early September 2019
Bill and the Belles are an entertaining Tennessee quartet featuring gloriously smooth vocal harmonies and exquisite musicianship on fiddle, banjo, guitar and double bass. Influenced by classic country, bluegrass, hillbilly and old time music, Bill and the Belles’ attractive “vintage” persona is rooted in the music of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. The band was nominated for four IBMA (International Bluegrass) awards in 2017 and bandleader Kris Truelsen (lead vocals/guitar) also shares his enthusiasm for traditional American music as a producer for Radio Bristol, housed in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Tennessee. The line-up is completed by superbly talented musicians Kalia Yeagle (fiddle/vocals), Helena Hunt (banjo/vocals) and Andrew Small (upright bass). As the house band for the historic Radio Bristol programme Farm and Fun Time, Bill and the Belles have also regularly played alongside America’s top bluegrass, old time and country/ roots music artists over the last several years. They bring to the stage an uplifting live show full of engaging humour, high spirits, and all-around revelry.
“They’re a joy to watch live, and we bet you can’t make it through their set without smiling!” – The Bluegrass Situation
This will be Bill and the Belles’ first UK tour and the dates are getting snapped up already, so don’t delay if you would like to book them! We’re very much looking forward to bringing this excellent band to this side of the Atlantic, so that they can share their fun, heartwarming and musically excellent live show with discerning audiences here.