“Bel Blue “Our Places” is a gazetteer for the soul”- Neil King Fatea Mag
Bel Blue is an Irish-born singer-songwriter and musician based in Cardiff; her songs are inspired by the beautiful landscapes and lyricism of her adopted homeland Wales. She has been developing her sound as a versatile singer-songwriter over the last few years, and in August 2016 she released her debut album “Our Places”, a tender fusion of folk-country, which takes us on a journey of her songs.
Bel is regularly accompanied by award-winning Pontardawe based violinist Jamie Nemeth, multi-instrumentalist Kevs Ford on guitar and AJ Constable on percussion, all of whom feature on the album.
Buy Our Places CD
- UK £10
- EU £15
- Rest of world £20
- Buy digital download at belblue.bandcamp
This autumn Bel Blue is delighted to be playing support for top folk musicians Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater at Barry West End Club on 22nd October, as part of their Findings 2016 tour. Information here www.facebook.com/events
Fatea Showcase Session:Mirror
I am made up to have a track on the latest Fatea Magazine Fatea Showcases session – Mirror with a playlist of exceptional artists. It is due for release on Nov 1st. It’s a free download & only available for three months. These sessions are a great way to discover new music. Put the date in your diary & download it. You won’t be disappointed. http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/news/WinterMirror/
“A remarkable debut collection of beautiful songs looking at time, place and nature” – Roy Spencer Folking.Com
The album developed out of Bel’s desire to record songs where they were written, so she and producer Kevs Ford took two microphones, a laptop and recorded the title track Our Places on the banks of the River Ely, Cardiff.
Many of the tracks are anchored in the rivers of Wales, River of Dreams, written by the Teifi, Nant Ddu on the Taff Fawr, Waterfall by the Nedd Fechan, in the Brecon Beacons and Wild Dog Rose by River Taff, but it wasn’t possible to record all of the songs in situ. These were recorded and produced at Dog Rose Studio’s, Cardiff, by producer Kevs Ford.
“Like Sandy Denny’s later solo work, Bel Blue has a simplicity and honesty that draws the listener in” Jeremy Rees
“Brilliant”– David Chamberlain, Acoustic Routes
“Absolutely beautiful”– Darren Warner GTfm Showcase Wales
“Brilliant, I love it”- Chris Giles Folk Is Not a Rude Word
I must thank the goodwill of my family and friends and everyone who has supported the music, and made recording Our Places possible.
Any profits from the album after project costs, will be donated to ‘Michael’s Project’ a service for men, run by the mental health charity Cardiff MInd.