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Lydia Bell


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Lydia Bell


^ PHOTO by Marcus Charter, Singing with Down For The Count, 2019

A distinctive and powerful voice
— Brigitte Beraha, 2018

A classic voice, reminiscent of the jazz greats, Lydia Bell is a unique breath of fresh air amongst the young musicians of today, who demonstrates a rich and mature quality in her performances.

Having completed a masters in Jazz Performance from the world renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2018, she has since been singing Jazz, Big Band, Soul, Motown and Pop all over the UK, with established bands and her own ensembles. Notable performances include Twinwood Festival, Retro Festival, The Swing Spectacular, Sutton Coldfield Concerts in the Park, and Jazz Clubs around London and the South East.

She has a natural swinging vocal style, and as well as being a multi-instrumentalist, is also a keen arranger for her vocal group, The Bell Sisters. Vocal arranging is a particular passion of Lydia’s and she has some intriguing cross-arts projects brewing in 2019.

Lydia Bell...whose sultry vocal acrobatics and innate inner rhythm all add up to a sparkling, versatile performance
— Filabusta Music, 2016

See Hire for details on what Lydia can provide, and Gigs for where to see her live.

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Live video


Live at the Toulouse Lautrec

Live video


Live at the Toulouse Lautrec

 

‘IT’s crazy’ - rogers/fields

 

‘i didnt know what time it was’, Rodgers/Hart

‘i have dreamed’, rodgers/hammerstein

 

‘it never entered my mind’ rodgers/hart

 
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Bands


Current collaborations

Bands


Current collaborations

Photo: Singing with Down For the Count Swing Orchestra, photo by Andrew Fox

VIDEO: Peggy and The Swing Pins - the newest vintage party band on the block with a Top Hat Twist! Lydia’s very own toe-tapping vintage collective is hitting audiences all over the UK as of 2019.

Follow them on instagram now! @peggyandtheswingpins

VIDEO: Lydia Bell singing with UK-wide entertainers, Hot Shoes.

A well established swing band with a polished presentation and a party atmosphere.

VIDEO: Lydia and The Sweeting Swing Band, have been entertaining audiences all over Essex together since 2015 the highlight being The Swing Spectacular (see 'Events').

Recently she was invited to dep with the award-winning band Down For the Count, and is gigging regularly with their sensational Swing Orchestra and Motown collective.

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Events


Vintage Event Planning

Events


Vintage Event Planning

CLICK TO LEARN ABOUT LYDIA BELL'S SELL-OUT ANNUAL CHARITY SWING EVENT:

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The Swing Spectacular is the biggest swing event to hit the historic town of Colchester. Jazz singer Lydia Bell created this phenomenon in 2016 to bring people together with big band music, swing dancing and all the glamour of the era.

Think think vintage glamour, think high quality music, think cocktails and think a whole lot of fun. It is a night to be shared with friends and a night to remember.
— www.theswingspectacular.com

Promo video for the 2018 event

See News for more details of this unforgettable night, and visit the facebook page for updates!

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Contact


Hire, Collaborate or Enquire

Contact


Hire, Collaborate or Enquire

Photo: Singing with Down For The Count Motown Collective, photo by Andrew Fox

Please Enquire

I can provide anything from a gatsby-style septet to an intimate jazz duo. See Hire for more details.

I teach Singing, Piano and Clarinet from beginner-advanced from my home in Tonbridge, Kent. I am accepting new students currently.

Please email lydiabellmusic@gmail.com or fill in the form here.