- Jennifer Janz
The Steve Bell Projects - It's A Dream
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Steve Bell’s musical sensibilities have been shaped by a deep reverence for a pantheon of music greats, including Earth, Wind and Fire, Bee Gees, Al Jarreau, Gino Vannelli, and George Benson.
The creative genius of David Foster has also left an indelible mark on his artistic vision.
Bell has a penchant for creating music that is intricate and melodic, and this inclination can be traced back to the influences of these music legends. This distinct style, a synthesis of his diverse influences and his own musical flair is prominently showcased in his contemporary compositions.
With his latest track, It’s A Dream, Steve Bell, the creative driving force behind The Steve Bell Projects, presents an ambitious musical undertaking that skilfully intertwines the melodic sophistication of Bacharach and the tuneful harmony of the Bee Gees. Bell, known for his affinity for elaborate musical architecture, utilizes this project as a canvas to exhibit his artistic capabilities.
His compositions, a blend of memorable melodies and intricate arrangements peppered with strings and horns, strike a chord that resonates between the contemporary and the comfortably nostalgic.On this musical voyage, Bell is joined by Jennifer Davids and Emma Williams, the harmonious voices constituting ‘The Girls’.
The duo, who forged their partnership back in their 2018 university days, share a bond that transcends the boundaries of music.
‘‘ Bell, known for his affinity for elaborate musical architecture, utilizes this project as a canvas to exhibit his artistic capabilities.
Their friendship permeates through their shared life experiences, passions, and even the joys and trials of motherhood. This profound connection lends an extra dimension of authenticity to their performance, further enriching the musical experience.
Bell’s commendation of the duo’s effortless alignment with his vision for It’s A Dream is telling. He notes, ‘When Jen and Emma stepped into the studio, they instinctively tapped into the ambiance I was seeking.
Their adaptation was nothing short of perfect, leading to a vocal performance that channels the style of Dionne Warwick, echoing her performance in Barry Gibb’s Heartbreaker.’ Inspiredby Bell’s personal reflections on his relationship with his father, It’s A Dream carries the potential to strike a chord with a wide demographic.
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