Norwegian duo supports Jamie Cullum

 Type:Culture, Music

Norwegian band Beady Belle will support chart-topping jazz singer Jamie Cullum on his UK tour in October and November.

Beady Belle is a result of collaboration between Beate S. Lech and Marius Reksjø which began at the University of Oslo. As music students the two started playing together in bands such as “Insertcoin” and “Folk & Røvere”, a project where Beate was the lead singer up until their third album (1999).

In 1999 Beate was asked by Norwegian producer Bugge Wesseltoft to make a record for Jazzland rec. He gave her freedom to make the record she wanted. Beate ment that the best way to make a record of her own, was to make it completely by her self; composing, arranging, text writing, programming, recording and producing. Since she had a studio at home, she would do as much as possible there, on her own Macintosh computer. After a while Marius contributed more to the creation of the record. Dividing up the labour, Marius took care of the groove elements and Beate was in charge of the melodies, harmonies and lyrics, with some exceptions both ways. Since the work was done in private surroundings, the record was entitled “Home”. Most of the recordings were done in Beate’s 6 meters flat in Oslo except for the strings, vibraphone and drums, which were done in Bugge’s room.

Because of the co-operation between Beate and Marius, the project name “Beate S. Lech” was abandoned and “Beady Belle” was created. Their first album, "Home" was released all over Europe, Japan, Korea and Canada during the summer 2001. Later it was also released in Australia. After the release of the "Home" album, Beady Belle has traveled around the world performing their music. The duo's second album, 'CEWBEAGAPPIC' is out now.

UK tour with Jamie Cullum:

30/10 Oxford, Apollo
31/10 Nottingham Royal Centre
2/11 Manchester Apollo
3/11 Hull, City Hall
4/11 Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
5/11 Sheffield City Hall
7/11 Dublin National Stadium
10/11 Birmingham NIA
11/11 Leicester De Montford Hall
12/11 Brighton Centre
14/11 London Royal Albert Hall
15/11 London Royal Albert hall

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