Welcome to the Official Karen Bella Page!
LIVE PERFORMANCES ARE HAPPENING in JULY!!!
When you are a self managing musician, sometimes.....
life catches up with you and you realize, 'WOW, I forgot to update my webpage!' The past 4 months have been so trying for all of us. As the world changes and adapts to current events - I just want you all to know that there is no "I" in this. There is only "WE". We must help one another as much as we can within our capabilities.
I know that I have met some of the most wonderful and helpful people during this time who have given me a hand in some manner. Whether it be emotionally, financially, intellectually and so on.
I hope you are all staying safe and healthy.
With that said - I am here to give you music entertainment and for your listening pleasure as we all venture out to restaurants, pubs, beach and outdoor events.
I am thankful music is back.
As a native New Yorker, keep staying New York Strong.
Let's be United States strong.
Let's keep the whole world strong!
Photography: Jennifer Maggio
The record is OUT!
No one would have ever imagined this release would happen during such an increasing epidemic.
But music is always here.
I hope you enjoy the songs.
A lot of hard work was put into this.
2 years of work.
Josh Dion produced and played on this record - his talent and originality leaves me speechless. ☺️
Amazing musicians are featured on the tracks too!
Teddy Kumpel - you amaze me!
Geoff Kraly - Bass genius.
Ryan Scott - plays such great slide guitar/bass.
Chris Parker - just superb.. and what a fantastic sound on guitar.
Mixed and engineered by Jake Lummus.
Grand Street Recording
Mastered by Nate Wood.
All songs written by Karen Bella
Thanks to Elizabeth Lauren West for the fantastic Artwork.
And Jennifer Maggio for the photo! 🙂
Available on: iTunes, Spotify, Google, Amazon, CD baby!
Physical CD's, Digital and Merch also available on bandcamp.
Radio Host, Bob Bennett, at WUSB 90.1fm (Stonybrook University) Radio, wrote an incredible article which visits Long Island's musicians/music life during COVID-19.
The last paragraph is a review of Bob's TOP PICK ALBUM during the pandemic! - Which is my EP!
Click HERE to read the article/review.
NEWS12 Long Island - Keeping Music Alive via Live Stream During Coronavirus Pandemic - Helping Musicians Earn Money
Look MOM! I'm on TV!
On April 28th 2020 Karen was featured in New York's NEWSDAY on the cover of NEWSDAY'S second section as well as a written article along with Singer songwriters: Nico Padden, Christine Sweeney, Rorie Kelly and Laurie Anne Creus
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ALBUM REVIEW BY BOB BENNETT 90.1fm WUSB
Top Local Music Album Pick - Karen Bella
Karen Bella released her debut EP with a release party at Rockwood Music Hall, on the eve of the COVID-19 lockdown, and this record is just what we needed to take us through these strange times. Karen’s voice is simultaneously soothing and invigorating, and right out of the gate she grabs our attention in “Fly”, the opening track, and continues to enthrall us with “Indio”, into the uplifting and inspirational “Needle in the Hay”. “Good Morning” paints a beautiful picture of love and intimacy, then Karen brings out the big guns for the next track “Jack Honey”, a captivating tune made perfect by Karen’s sultry vocals. She then takes us out easy with “San Andreas”.
This is an EP that you will find yourself listening to over and over again. The tunes are captivating, the production is exceptional, and the vocal performance is amazing. You’ll want to see Karen perform live, either via live stream or eventually in person when possible. She’s doing a lot of live stream performances now, so check out her facebook page for her schedule and archives of previous live streams.
LIVE at WESTHAMPTON COUNTRY CLUB
in Westhampton, NY
6pm to 9pm
LIVE at THE LOCAL TAVERN
in Levittown, NY
7:30pm to 10:30pm
KEEP 6 FEET AWAY FESTIVAL
(Pre-recorded Live online streamed Festival)
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LIVE at MARGARITA'S
in Port Jefferson, NY
5:30pm - 8:30pm EST
MORE TO COME...