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Doug Bell and Bellevue Cadillac / Press

“Doug Bell was interviewed by a German Publisher named Christian Lamitschka. You can read the entire interview published in "Country Music News International" here: http://www.countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2012/11/interview-with-doug-bell-of-bellevue.html”

“The history bears repeating. Bellevue Cadillac played a gig on Martha’s Vineyard that had in attendance a very interested John F. Kennedy Jr.. Kennedy, unbeknownst to Bell, was planning a super secret wedding off the coast of Georgia and surreptitiously tried to book Bellevue Cadillac for his event. Kennedy told Bellevue’s agent that the band could not be told who they were being hired to play for. Bell and his Bellevue Cadillac cohorts, not knowing who’d they be playing for, turned down the Kennedy wedding to stick to a previously booked wedding. “The whole band had a meeting. We decided we were going to honor the original wedding by the people that booked us, because basically, it came down to this: no one bride on that day is more important than any other bride,” Bell said.”

"The Legendary Dionne Warwick Performing at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The singer and activist is celebrating her 50th year in show business.Opening for Ms. Warwick is Doug Bell, singer, guitarist, and front-man for Bellevue Cadillac. The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center will host entertainment icon Dionne Warwick on Saturday, January 7, 2012. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Davis, 2301 First Street, in the River District, downtown Fort Myers. Tickets are $175."

“Musician and songwriter Doug Bell has lost record deals, lost money, and could have lost his life to cancer. Yet at 64, Bell has never been busier. He is working on four albums, leading his popular ensemble Bellevue Cadillac, performing under his own name, and participating in various “supergroup’’ concerts. “Doug has been around a long time, and he’s not going to take no for an answer,’’ says Aaron “Professor Louie’’ Hurwitz, a musician and recording engineer who lured Bell - also known as “The Professor’’ - up to Woodstock, N.Y., to work on an Americana album. That should not be confused with the ukulele record Bell has going on in a studio in Sarasota, Fla., nor the solo album he’s working on. Bell and jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin are also somehow certain they can pull together a joint project. He attributes his successful bout against lung cancer with giving him the attitude to tackle life with zeal.”

“Last spring, Doug Bell was invited to join the Boston Legends All-Star Concert Tour that included J. Geils, Danny Klein and Magic Dick; Barry Goudreau, formerly of the band Boston; Joe Pet of the Joe Perry Project; Jon Butcher of the Jon Butcher Axis; Charlie Farren of The Joe Perry Project and Farrenheit; and David Hull, who has performed with Aerosmith and The Joe Perry Project; The Uptown Horns, who have backed The Rolling Stones and The J. Geils Band.”

“Bell also does his part for worthy causes. In April at an American Cancer Society fundraiser in Palm Beach, auctioneer Donald Trump raised $20,000 for the services of culinary rocker Johnny Ciao and Doug Bell. They'll be the featured guests at a private event on November 12 in Florida. Bell is a cancer survivor and his wife is a physician at Boston's renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.”

“Bellevue Cadillac's 'Professor' Doug Bell Plans Solo Gigs ~ If the name Doug Bell rings a bell, then you know more than a little about music. Bell (nicknamed ‘The Professor') is the brains behind the 20 year-old 8-piece band Bellevue Cadillac. Bell wants his current fans and future converts to know that, while he's still guiding and performing with his band, he's putting more emphasis on going solo. Why solo now? "One of the biggest reasons for the solo thing is the lyrics get bypassed because the big band show is so compelling on its own," says Bell. "But the real artistry is the lyrics -- and solo, the audience hears the words." A few other reasons for the partial breakaway: "It's harder to travel and get gigs for a big band," he says. "Also, I keep getting invited to play with some really big names, so I need to break out and be available more as a solo performer."”

“Culinary rocker Johnny Ciao was recently in town, when his talents as a chef were auctioned at The American Cancer Society Orchid City Ball at Trump International Golf Club. His auction lot included cooking a meal for 10 guests, along with the live music of artist Doug Bell. The two raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society for their lot and will be back later this spring to cook for the winners.”

“Read the Review for our Show at The C Note in Hull, Massachusetts, published by The Boston Blues Society on Facebook December 5, 2010: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=169012456471779&id=119292354758915”

“Today 9-24-10 Bellevue Cadillac's song "Call of the Wild" was Ranked 24 on the Australia Blues Charts http://www.music-chart.info/Australia/archive/genre/2/Blues/2010/09/22”

“Scituate to hold Heritage Days festival - For decades people have flocked to Scituate to attend the annual Heritage Days festival. Gerry McMorrow, concert promoter for the event, said he expects this weekend will be no different. The Chamber of Commerce will present the festival Saturday and Sunday, with events running both days on Front Street and surrounding areas. McMorrow calls the festival a "mini Mardi Gras," featuring carnival rides, artisan crafts, children’s activities, and historical site visits, all with views of Scituate Harbor. Music, however, remains the chief attraction. This year, the festival will feature performances by folk artist Tom Rush and jazz band Bellevue Cadillac. McMorrow credits the live music for the tremendous growth of the festival since he watched bands perform in front of his Front Street shop in the 1970s.”

“Artists raising money for art’s sake - Two benefits will be held Saturday to raise money for a new nonprofit arts and education center, the Greater Boston Community Center for the Arts in Downtown Crossing. Bellevue Cadillac, a South Shore-based blues band, and the Diane Purdy Children’s Theatre of Quincy will perform at "An Evolution of the Blues" at 7 p.m. Saturday in John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St., Boston. The two will be joined by artist and actor Chris Thomas King and his band, My Hero, and the Boston Tap Company. Tickets are $35, $50 and $100.”

“Friends of Boston's Homeless Fund-Raiser Focuses on Local Eats, Success Stories The Friends of Boston’s Homeless took over the House of Blues for the first time last Thursday for its 23rd annual Beyond Shelter fund-raiser. This year’s event put a premium on local food and philanthropy, featuring menus from 25 area restaurants, all of which donated their services. "Not only does this [layout] allow our guests to sample a wide array of local fare, but it also allows the restaurants to introduce their product to a new audience," said Jamie O’Neal O’Loughlin, event planner for Friends of Boston’s Homeless. The Bellevue Cadillac band performed a two-hour set of jazz, gospel, blues, and soul.  The event raised about $200,000 from a combination of ticket sales and silent and live auctions, hosted by masters of ceremonies Jerry Belair and Jonathan Soroff, columnist for the Improper Bostonian, which was a media sponsor with WXRV 92.5 FM The River. See full story for more...”

"Doug Bell of Bellevue Cadillac and Miss Boston 2010 Ashley Rizzo making beautiful music together at the Friends of Boston’s Homeless’ Beyond Shelter gala at House of Blues" The Boston Herald, Inside Track, Monday, April 19, 2010 http://bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view.bg?articleid=1248253