“Steve Bell’s concert presentation is spectacular. He is an inventive tune weaver, and a deeply gifted and inspired vocalist and guitarist.”
– David Angell
Orchestral Contractor – Nashville, Tennessee
Call him the best-kept secret in Canadian music. Winnipeg-based singer/songwriter Steve Bell has enjoyed serious commercial success over a prolific solo career that has spanned two decades, yet he has flown rather under the radar in terms of music industry and media recognition. Despite this, his large and loyal fan base has continued to grow, both here in Canada and the U.S. With the imminent release of a new album, KINDNESS, Bell is offering to a wider audience, his eloquent and heartfelt material. “We’ve managed to develop an niche audience that is very receptive to my music,” Steve explains, “and now we have a new album coming out that I think can potentially cut a wider swathe than previous ones.”
To attend one of Steve Bell’s concerts any given evening is to see what it’s like when the gifts of a poet and performer take centre stage. Listen to one of his albums, and you’ll discover a magic and artistry few singer/songwriters possess.
These things have drawn audiences around the world to his performances, whether recorded or live. In either setting, his vibrant tenor voice, no less than his mastery of the guitar, shine through. And his peers have taken note. Two Juno Awards are among the many fine marks of recognition he has received in a career spanning more than twenty years.
Abiding faith has indelibly shaped Steve’s artistry, and it’s also the wellspring of his concern for others. Humanitarian work is as much a part of his life as his music. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank, World Vision and Compassion Canada — all these organizations know him to be a committed advocate and fundraiser. Whether at home in Canada, or in places like India, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia, Steve has shown himself a friend to people in need.