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Mike Bell & The Belltones come from Helsinki, Finland and they play
50’s-style rockabilly & rock’n’roll. The band was officially formed in
late 2008 and they have since gathered a great following with their live
shows all over European festivals: Finland, Sweden, Germany, Norway,
Spain, Netherlands, England, Ireland, Austria, Ukraine, Switzerland and
Russia. Mike Bell also made a solo tour in Japan.
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Mike Bell & The Belltones’ debut album “Scream & Holler” was released by
Goofin’ Records in 2010 and it was recorded live in a vintage studio in
Berlin. In 2011 they toured and made a 7” EP “Baby, Make a Move” with an
American 50’s rockabilly legend Huelyn Duvall. The second album
“Payback” was released in 2012. The album got rave reviews all over the
world and was picked by the leading newspaper in Finland, Helsingin
Sanomat, as one of the best records of 2012. In 5 years the band has
also appeared on international compilations and Goofin’ Records has
released a handful of EP’s on the band.
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In 2014 the band continues to tour the top rockin’ clubs and festivals
and celebrating their 5-year anniversary as one of the leading bands of
the European rockabilly scene.
 
Line-up:
Mike Bell: Vocals & Rhythm guitar
Timo Kalijärvi: Solo guitar
Iikku Riepponen: Double bass
Japi Saario: Drum kit

This is a playlist of key influences/inspirations for the Mike & the Belltones;

Ernie Chaffin – Feelin’ Low, Jimmie Piper – Bonfire, Roy Hogsed – Snake Dance Boogie, Buddy Holly – Rock Around With Ollie Vee, Jimmy & Johnny – I Can’t Find The Doorknob, Charlie Feathers – Why Don’t You, Carl Perkins – Pink Pedal Pushers, Pat Cupp – Do Me No Wrong, Jodimars – Bring Along Your Lovin’, Marlon Grisham – Ain’t That A Dilly

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