The Bellbirds are an all-new combination of top New Zealand musicians. Their live show has captured the hearts and imaginations of their audiences and they have been snapped up for music festivals like WOMAD.
The group presents songs and vocals in a stripped back setting as a way of making sure lyrics and melodies don’t get lost behind noisy instrumentation.
Sandy Mills – vocals, percussion Don McGlashan – vocals, guitar and various instruments Sean Donnelly – vocals, guitar, bass Victoria Kelly – vocals, keyboards
The jewel in the crown is the soulful, emotional voice of Sandy Mill. The throne itself: Don McGlashan’s powerful vocal and instrumental presence. The diamond sceptre is Victoria Kelly’s spellbinding voice and keyboards. And finally, the very royal cushion of Sean Donnelly’s guitar and bass work stops the whole thing from becoming too slick and professional. A 60s baroque pop sensibility combined with bittersweet lyrics.