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Influenced by and compared to Motown artists, as well as classic crooners such as Sinatra, Louie Bello took some hometown notoriety and ran with it.
Louie Bello’s vocal chops grew from as American a story as one could imagine: as though he were born of Doo-Wop, an adolescent Louie sang harmonies with friends on Boston street corners. Coming of age as New Kids and New Edition were hitting the charts, Louie penned his first song, “Summatime”, under producer Floyd Wilcox. He was eighteen. Since then, he has written theme songs for PBS, ESPN, written material for Universal artist Suzanna, has a publishing deal with Sony, and his original single “Someday” was featured on Lincoln Heights.
Today, national media seek Louie Bello’s diverse melodies and lyrics, as venues seek his dynamic stage show. A fixture in the Boston live music scene, world class musicians join his genre-bending live performances as a matter of course. Yearly recognized by the Boston Music Awards (Best R&B Act nominee 5 years running), he continues to pen songs for performers and broadcast. He even wrote the theme song to Bill Richardson’s presidential campaign.
But his hustle does not stop there. Bello has co-written and acted in independent films, generously donates his time to non-profits, appears in print, on radio and television. He continues to write with collaborators and clients who include luminaries such as producer Malik Williams (Charlotte Church), Surefire music group (Brooke Hogan, Left Eye Lopez, Under Armor), and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees.