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Carri Bella’s first CD, "Wicked Muse," debuted in 2012 featuring stand-out instrumentalists Terell Stafford (t), Randy Porter (p), Marcello Pellitteri (d), Richard Smith (g) and others.
Her exquisite voice calls to mind the whimsy of Annie Ross in one moment and the sultry stylings of Julie London in the next. While much of her repertoire is comprised of standards from the Great American Songbook, she steers clear of tired old stand-bys, instead opting for the quirkier side of Cole Porter or the Mancini tune that is rarely sung. Carri’s passion for story-telling with a twist also leads her to explore instrumental tunes with words added by clever lyricists. In fact, she has even penned a few of those herself. Some of those tunes appear on her CD.
The Carri Bella Combo typically includes guitar or piano along with bass, drums or more instruments depending upon what the scene calls for.