Now booking for late June/early July 2020
Appealing and original Americana and roots music from North Carolina
Violet Bell’s brand of original Americana is woven from the varied threads of folk, soul, bluegrass and classical music. On stage and in the studio, Lizzy Ross (vocals/guitar) and Omar Ruiz-Lopez (violin/vocals) demonstrate a compelling, fiery energy as well as top notch musicianship. This hardworking young duo has performed over 250 shows across North America since forming in 2016, resulting in a strong onstage chemistry and enthralling live performances. With soaring violin, driving guitar and atmospheric vocals, Violet Bell make a full, riveting sound for just two musicians. Talented songwriter Lizzy and exceptional multi-instrumentalist Omar also love rock, hip-hop and R&B, and these additional influences make their presence felt here and there within Violet Bell’s traditionally rooted music. The duo released their debut EP Dream the Wheel in 2017 and their debut full-length album, Honey in My Heart earlier this year.
“Ross channels the spirit of Eva Cassidy, and Ruiz-Lopez’s violin performance is one of the richest-sounding I have ever heard. A very beautiful canvas of earthy, acoustic music…absolutely gorgeous.” – Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Violet Bell was an official showcase artist at Americanafest 2018 in Nashville and at Performing Arts Exchange in Florida in October 2018 (which is where they caught our eye!). The duo has participated in several initiatives which engage local communities of all ages in educational and inspiring performances and music workshops. The “big band” version of Violet Bell was also recently selected to take part in the US State Department’s prestigious American Music Abroad series in the 2019/20 season. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming Lizzy and Omar to the UK on their debut tour here next summer. Your audiences are going to love them!
Now booking for gigs, festivals and workshops in late June/early July 2020. Please contact us for availability.