The BeauBowBelles are a band who have struggled for 9 years with people being unable to say, spell or remember their name! For the record it is pronounced “bow bow bells” and their fans just know them as The BBBs. Recently they toyed with the idea of changing their name but decided they would rather spend their precious little time together writing songs rather than doing more admin. However, if you made it here then you know how to spell it.. or you followed a link… Either way WELCOME.
Self described as Alternative Swing Folk, The BeauBowBelles’ music inhabits both the story telling depth and heart of contemporary English folk with the more bawdy thumping accents of gypsy swing. All sung in beautiful three part harmony and underpinned by a classical expertise. .
The BBBs first came together in early 2010 as a female vintage 3 part harmony group focusing mainly on cutesy covers as well as a few original songs. Over the past 9 years the band has grown up and evolved into something almost unrecognisable from those early whimsical days.
Ros, one of the original members, flew the nest at the end of 2015 and was replaced by Mitch McGugan, a violinist and singer previously played with them on occasion on drums. Adding a male voice and departing from the original 3 female vocal line up was quite the adventure for the band. Reworking the harmonies and bringing a lower soulful tone to their songs as well as the rumble of Mitch’s drums has given the band a whole new exciting dimension.
The band are about to release a long awaited single “Weightless” on 1st May which sets a new pace and intensity for the band. “Weightless” addresses the internal struggles of an anxious mind, forever in fear of the ugly voice that only serves to undermine and disconnect you from the world. Leaving behind the swing elements of some of their previous recordings this song is rooted in the alternative contemporary folk genre with a hint of Nordic folk but still retaining the close-part harmonies, driving rhythms and soulful melodies that they have been known for. The lyrical content is far darker and more soul baring than any of their previous songs and Weightless professes a maturity in their song writing, production and performance. Weightless was produced by David Holmes at Soup Studios (The Kills, The Maccabees, Roots Manuva), Lightship 95 as were their EP “To The Moon” and their debut album “A Thing of Reality” “A Thing of Reality” has been described as “a mouth-watering adventure of folk swing” – RingMaster Review.