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Doug "The Professor" Bell is a singer-songwriter, plays guitar, ukulele and piano and he is the front man and bandleader of "Bellevue Cadillac" a band that Doug started in 1991.
“Doug Bell: Rise Up” won First Place in the 2011 Music Category at the Alliance For Community Media – New England Regional Fall Festival and a grammy nomination for long form video.
View his blog at profbell.com
Bellevue Cadillac has been performing nationally and internationally to audiences of all generations at festivals, weddings, corporate events, universities, night clubs, performing arts centers and non-profit fundraising events, and have toured in China, Moscow and Greece.
Bellevue Cadillac's music found its way onto television shows including The Sopranos, Las Vegas, Crossing Jordan, Sex and the City, Touched by an Angel, the cartoon Duckman, and the motion pictures Shallow Hal and Me, Myself and Irene.
They're not your average band. This is a multi-generational musical experience filled with joy, wonder, comedy, audience participation and the zaniest stage show currently on world tour! Imagine flying trombones, spinning trumpets and sizzling saxophones leaping off the stage and dancing with the crowd!
Everybody rides in this Big Cadillac as it cruises along playing Hot Jazz and Swing, New Orleans R&B, Delta Blues, Kansas City Jump, R & B, Philly Soul, Doo Wop, and anything else that Rocks.
Their music is Highly Original yet familiar, Bellevue Cadillac is a wild romp through America's rich history of cars and Rock N Roll.
Bellevue Cadillac band created quite a media stir and may go down in history as the band that turned down the wedding of the century when they declined the offer to play JFK Jr.'s super secret wedding on Cumberland Island to honor a prior wedding commitment.
But at the end of the day, it's the music that resonates. All American, all original, the Bellevue Cadillac sound is a unique blend that Rolling Stone magazine coined "Jazz, Gospel, Blues and Soul, Swing on Top of Rock & Roll." Put the seat back, top down and the radio? TURN IT UP! Let's Ride!!
For a musical experience that you'll not soon forget be sure to catch an extremely entertaining Bellevue Cadillac show!
".. Boston's Bellevue Cadillac is one of the best two bands coming out of this new musical genre"
CNN Hails Bellevue Cadillac as "... the band to watch ... one day you may see these guys in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame"
"If you could have anyone in the world play at your wedding who would it be? Tony Bennett, Billy Joel, Elton John, well JFK Jr. chose this band.... Bellevue Cadillac and now we see why...."
Bellevue Cadillac proves that you don't need record company support to create national attention and recognition. They've toured nationally and internationally, had their music in television shows, and major motion pictures.... the baby boomer band that could and still can!
Ray Charles dazzles and delights the audience ans was also full of praise for the opening act, Bellevue Cadillac. "They were simply fabulous, it's the greatest R&B to hit the scene..."