Guitarist & vocalist Beth Bell (Bio: http://www.sonicbids.com/band/bethbell/), and guitarist Justin Hays met at music college (ACM@UCO) and formed the band BeThisBell in Spring 2011. Shortly thereafter Cody Fowler (who is also in the band Horse Thief, signed to Bella Union Records) joined the band on bass and turned us on to Kellan Turner on drums. The band has played shows at various venues, music festivals, and pride festivals Oklahoma City, OK, and Dallas, TX, and the band's music has received FM radio airplay and been selected by several Sonicbids promoters for various licensing, airplay, and other performance opportunities.
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About BeTh Bell
I am the bastard love child of Janis Joplin & Jim Morrison, except that one day while Jimbo took a trip in the desert, Janis was in NYC banging Lou Reed. It's all a little fuzzy from there ... and yes, I'm actually a girl! ... well, currently!
Meet BeTh: I used to do civil rights law, was pretty good at it, if you're in the midwest, you even have rights on the job because of a case I worked on. Around the turn of the new century, I was diagnosed with Gender Identity disorder and began to transition from male to female. That was a difficult journey. But I am who I am & like who I am now, Sometimes society does not make it easy to be yourself, but being your true self is the only path. Be yourself.
Let the world experience your true light.
"I live to create, fucking art for the masses, this bitch loves to rock!"
- BeTh's personal haiku! :),
I've always been interested in music. Picked up a guitar in high school, but never stuck with it back then. After my divorce & during the whole transition process, writing songs kept me sane. If not for songwriting & music, I would have lost hope & would not be here. That's a pretty serious, but true, statement. In light of my gender change, I decided to go to music college to pursue music. And I'm thankful that I did, because my songwriting & performance skills have improved greatly. I don't have much opportunity or the money to return to law ... so got to find a way to make this work for the sake of my twins!
"PRETTY GOOD THOUGHT PROVOKING LOU REED STYLE PUNK ...
OR SOMETHING!!" ... a fan ... I just love my fans!
The WATG! album is a ride through depression, despair, and eventually finding acceptance of your true self. Perhaps because the songs mirror my journey, many people have told me that when they listen to the new album, it has an almost magical therapeutic effect for those experiencing going through similar emotional struggle & pain. It's been a hard journey, and these songs are a relection of that, but they also reflect the wisdom that the pain of the soul can bring, it's healing power, and how the depth of one's emotions create grace. And beauty. We are all beautiful.
I truly hope that you know how beautiful and special you are to the world. We need you!
BeTh iBell's music has been described as "edgy, subversive," "passionate," "innovative," "alternative art at its best"
"which redefines 'dark' as a plausible blend of the psychedelic & the acoustic!", and BeTh as "an artist who is truly one of a kind!"
BeTh is a 3 time Top 10 category finalist in the USA Songwriting Contest -and- a TAXI Top 10 monthly songwriter pick (7/08).
I recently received my Bachelor's degree in music performance and music business in May 2013 from ACM@UCO.
I would like to eventually teach. And tour. That would be sweet. And fight. For your right to be yourself too.
I am a songwriter. A teller of tales. A painter of sounds.
Thanks for your support!
Contact Beth at email@example.com
2012 Press Interview with BeTh:
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