Darby O. Bell is a singer-songwriter, actress and dancer. She toured extensively with The Young Americans. She now lives on a Northern Michigan farm writing, creating and performing original music. The result will be revealed here onstage and in her debut album. Darby will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Gideon Klein and by Darby's mother, singer and pianist Liesl Bell.
An Evening with Darby O. Bell, American Soul Singer Songwriter
Introducing her Debut Album Away It Falls
Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert Series
This concert will be the first place where people can hear the music on Darby O. Bell's debut album, Away It Falls as well as a variety of other great tunes. You will hear American soul, singer-songwriter, jazz, country and other genres during this variety show with Darby and her friends and family.
Darby O. Bell is an American singer-songwriter, actress and dancer. She attended The Young Americans College of Performing Arts in Southern California and toured extensively as a part of ten Music Outreach Tours withThe Young Americans. Darby recently returned from a tour taking her from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa to Alaska. She performed all over the world in dinner theaters, historical venues in the United Kingdom, the mountains of northern Japan and the Victoria & Alfred Warterfront in South Africa. Darby has performed with Broadway stars: Rick Hilsabeck and Sarah Pfisterer as well as American singer songwriter Barry Manilow through The Young Americans.
Since leaving The Young Americans Darby found herself on a Northern Michigan farm writing, creating and performing original music. The result will be revealed here onstage and in her debut album.
Gideon Klein will be joining Darby onstage. Gideon first started playing bass at the age of six, and picked up the cello at age seven. He began playing music professionally when he was sixteen. After graduating from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in Composition and Theory, Gideon built a name for himself as a touring artist. He recently performed on the Grand Old Opry stage in Nashville. He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, cello, violin, mandolin, banjo, dobro and pedal steel and singing background vocals
The third member if the team is Darby's mother, Liesl Bell. She attended Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and has taught private voice and piano for twenty years. Liesl has composed and arranged the music and lyrics for many productions including Harriett the Musical, which got a positive review from Playbill, and several commissioned works for Premier Arts theatre company of Elkhart, Indiana. In addition to singing, Liesl plays piano and keyboards.