Bella’s velvety voice will explode into passionate and soulful vocals that will warm your heart and leave you longing for more. She wowed audiences at Glastonbury Festival last year and she’s off to Europe this year.
Bella Kalolo is a soul singer based in Wellington and she comes with her classy three piece band. Her Pacific roots are Samoan, Tongan and Maori. She has worked extensively as a vocalist for the last ten years performing and/or recording with Don McGlashan, Dave Dobbyn, Hollie Smith, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Tina Cross, Jackie Clarke, Suzanne Lynch, the NZSO, and Nathan Haines, to name a few. Bella also secured the Best Female Artist at last year’s Pacific Music Awards.
With the live and super-tight accompaniment of the band, she comes across as one of James Brown’s funky divas. It really might be some lost vinyl nugget from the 70s, capturing that feeling with as much authenticity as a retro-soulster like Sharon Jones.
Nick Bollinger, Radio NZ