BELLA MCKENDREE performs the song "SUMMER NIGHTS" for BalconyTV.
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Bella McKendree viene dalla campagna inglese, quinta di quattro figli, cresce con le influenze musicali di Simon & Garfunkel che la mamma, cantante di musica classica, le faceva ascoltare e del blues di chiesa suonato dal papà.
Verso gli 11 anni Bella scopre il pianoforte e inizia a scrivere parallelamente canzoni a cappella.
Una storia d'amore finita porta Bella McKendree, ormai 17enne, a scoprire le note di Jeff Buckley creando un connubio di generi col background musicale assorbito nella casa paterna durante l'infanzia e l'adolescenza.
"Waiting" EP di debutto di Bella McKendree, prodotto dal premio Grammy Brett Shaw (Florence + The Machine, Daughter), è uscito il 18 agosto 2017 per Trellis Records.
Growing up with four siblings in the heart of the British countryside, her mother would sing classical music and listen to Simon & Garfunkel whilst her dad would play the blues and pop at church. When her dad converted the garage to a recording studio, she would escape there to sing.
Around 11, Bella started writing songs acapella and discovered the piano. “I would close my eyes and go into a whole other world and be completely unselfconscious. That freedom became addictive. I wanted to sing for something bigger than myself. A reason beyond what I see. I guess every artist needs something to draw from – and that’s my well.”
At 17, after a break-up, she stumbled across the songs of Jeff Buckley "I loved his hunger and the raw nature of his delivery, it was something that stood out to me and I admired it. To really sing without holding anything back. I think that’s rare and it takes a lot of inner strength.”
Her spellbinding vocal and willingness to stand up for what she believes in proves that there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to Bella McKendree.
Trellis Records released Bella McKendree's Debut E.P 'Waiting' on 18th August 2017. Produced by Grammy Award Winning Engineer Brett Shaw (Florence + The Machine, Daughter)
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Sound recording and mix - Massimiliano Di Santo
Camera and production - Fabio Gandolfi
Location manager - Alessandro Martinelli
Hair stylist - Amelia Escriche for contestarockhair
Location - Yellow Square
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