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Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Band Jazz R&B


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Still Forgetting You (Single- featured on in the Local Music Café for three months, 2009)
“Still Forgetting You” and “Glue” are played on WJAB, a campus based radio station in Huntsville, AL, located on the campus of A&M University, 2008-2009
Co-hosted Jazz-A-Thon on WJAB April 2007 – Featured single “Don’t Need Everything”



Bella, born Sharla Patrice Bell, also known as Sharla Grable, is an up and coming artist bringing the new and intriguing sounds to the genres of pop and contemporary jazz through her creative compositions, and clear vocals. Her style includes jazz and blues paired with classical, pop, and R&B influences. Bella's debut single, Still Forgetting You, was introduced in 2008 and will be released with the upcoming debut album, The Birth of Bella. Bella performs with a jazz quartet she leads called Bella and The Boys, and a few other blues/country ensembles in Huntsville, AL on a semi frequent basis. She has had many starring roles in community theater productions such as Jewel, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Sonia, Godspell, and has been singing and playing musical instruments since childhood. Bella is a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree recipient from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and plays flute and piano on many of her tracks. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Bella has had great Latino influences throughout her life. She performed exclusively as lead vocalist with The Latin Rhythms Band ( for two years singing in English and Spanish. Her small but loyal fan base awaits her much anticipated success with her solo debut album, The Birth of Bella, scheduled to come out spring of 2010.

And The Boys include extraordinary talents like, Ronell Johnson, a master of many instruments (trombone, tuba, saxophone, and piano) who moved to Huntsville after Katrina from New Orleans where he and his brothers formed Coolbone, the hip-hop brass band sensation formerly signed to Hollywood Records. Solomon Grable, who began as a ska drummer in high school but now plays everything from jazz, to country, blues, and beyond. And last but not least, Maurice Brown, who started his music career late in life, but caught on quick and now teaches at the University of Alabama A&M holding a Master’s of Music degree in bass performance.

Bella and The Boys plays for the usual community festivals, and bar hop gigs. They have been together for two years. Each member performs with other groups; Bella and Maurice have opened with The Latin Rhythms Band for concerts at the VBC in Huntsville showcasing Paquito D' Rivera and two time Grammy Award Winning flautist, Nestor Torres. Ronell and Solomon both have toured in Turkey, Italy, and Ecuador with Coolbone.