Bellevue Cadillac
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Bellevue Cadillac

Quincy, Massachusetts, United States

Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Band Jazz Singer/Songwriter


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"What People Magazine Says ...."

"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 ..." - People Magazine

"What CNN Says ..."

CNN hails Bellevue Cadillac as "... the band to watch .... one day you may see these guys n the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" - CNN News

"Bellevue Cadillac Cruises at Own Speed"

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, and are recorded on almost 20 cds in 30 countries. the baby boomer band that could and still can! april 2004. - Billboard Magazine

"Swing Revival: is it jumpin' or just jive"

Rolling Stone Magazine's James Hunter declares" Bellevue Cadillac one of the best two bands in the country in the neo swing genre," "Bellevue Cadillac's Black and White proves that swing has tone and groove, and even some empty space". from the August, Hot Issue Cover article in 1998. - Rolling Stone Magazine

"Prozac Nation is Addictive!"

The August 98 issue of Jazziz cover article gave Bellevue an unbelievable review!!!

"Prozac Nation: The Boston-based,jump-blues band taps into all the raw energy and fun that R&B has to offer. Enriched by strong vocals and insightful lyrics filled with social commentary, this CD proves addictive."

William Stephenson, senior editor, music reviews - Jazziz Magazine

"Ray Charles Dazzles and Delights"

The audience 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. the seven man band could not have done a better job at getting the audience warmed up before Ray Charles's performance. - Vineyard Gazette

"Clearwater Jazz Festival"

Bellevue Cadillac, their first time in a headlining spot, in front of an estimated crowd of 30,000, drew not only a standing ovation for an explosive set, but received the only encore of the entire festival lineup! - St Petersburg Times

"Take Out Out Takes"

"It may seem like an oxymoron to use the terms "joyous" and "blues" in the same sentence. But you can't help putting the two together when describing the live set from Bellevue Cadillac on Take Out Out Takes: Live at Chan's Jazz Club. The Live format of the disc works perfectly for the band, since a studio recording may have cleaned the grease from under their nails and extinguished the fire under their tails. As is, the horns are dripping and the rhythm section is ripping."

-- Gary Miller - Atomic Magazine

"Bellevue Cadillac's Black and White"

"This is the toe tappingest swingingest band I have ever heard!"

Art Tipaldi, Blues Review Magazine - Blues Review Magazine

"Prozac Nation Review"

"Doug Bell is a brilliant songwriter, this one would make a great raymond chandler soundtrack. We love Pay Pay Pay, a real New Orleans vibe, and the stellar calaypso of Blow Wind Blow, a stunner". - Blues Review Magazine


Bellevue Cadillac debut CD produced by Rob Fraboni. Black and White was featured on Promised Land, an HBO special, and ED TV.

Produced by Rob Fraboni, received rave reviews from Amazon, In Music We Trust, Blues Review, Milo Miles, Ted Drozdowski, fans and critics alike. Songs "Pay, Pay, Pay," "Call of the Wild," and "Prozac" ended up on the hit TV shows, The Sopranos, Good and Evil, Brimstone and Touched by an Angel, and "Blow Wind Blow" featured in the movie Shallow Hal.

Produced by Tom Hambridge, received 7 Grammy nominations
in the following categories:
Record of the Year,
Album of the Year
Song of the Year for "Three Rules," "Havana Moon" and "You Just Know"
Best Pop Vocal Album

A double CD, 24 channel mobile recording of one of Bellevue Cadillac's hottest performances captured live!

A double CD mixed by Todd Winmil, The Bellevue Cadillac Christmas Show recorded Live at the Regent Theater.

Recorded live at Chan's Jazz Club. Originally packaged in a Chinese take out box, with chop sticks, drink umbrella, and even a fortune cookie.

Recorded live at The Ark in Shanghai, China.

Recorded live at the Clearwater Jazz Festival, the show that received the only encore of the entire three-day festival.

Features "Havana Moon." Bellevue Cadillac is the only American band included in this all Cuban music compilation.

Ted Williams opens this CD compilation. Features "Black and White" and "Prozac." CD also features Ella Fitzgerald, Chic Webb, Joe Jackson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Louis Jordan.

Rolling Stone Magazine's Rare Trax Vol. 12, features "Call of the Wild." CD also features Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ray Gelato, and Bill Elliott.

Featuring "Black and White,"
was masterminded by Swingtime
Magazine's Mike Moss, which became People Magazine's "Pick of the Week."

Featuring "Cuppa Joe"
and 11 other tracks from all over the US and Europe.

Features "Prozac," which wound up on the TV show The Sopranos.

Features "Pay, Pay, Pay," which later showed up on the TV shows "Good and Evil", and "Brimstone."

Featuring "Cuppa Joe" along with songs by Eva Cassidy, Rita Coolidge, and Long John Hunter.

Featuring "Call of the Wild"
along with music of some well-know West Coast neo-swing bands like Rocket 88, Bill Elliot, Steve Lucky and Casey Mcgill.

Features "Black and White," along with Sammy Davis Jr., Mel Torme, Louis Prima and Peggy Lee.

Features "Cuppa Joe" along with songs by Asleep at the Wheel, Bill Elliott, and Lavay Smith.

Features "Pull The Plug," along with all the usual suspects in the neo-swing world.

WE'RE SWINGING compilation
Features "Prozac" as the lead track, along with Mitch Woods, Bill Elliot and Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums and Carmen Getit.

the contribution to the swing frenzy! Features "Pay Pay Pay."

Features "Black and White."

Featuring "Ships,"
South American CD compilation distributed in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Europe and Asia.



Based out of Massachusetts and Palm Beach, Florida, Bellevue Cadillac is an original, eight-piece all American band led by singer-songwriter and lead guitarist Doug "The Professor" Bell. The band was formed in 1991 to write and perform original music drawing influences from New Orleans jazz, delta blues, Philly soul, R&B as well as California surf, Tex-Mex with some Caribbean influences along the way.

Bellevue Cadillac collaborated with legendary producer, Rob Fraboni (Rolling Stones, Dylan, Clapton, Bonnie Raitt) and produced Bellevue Cadillac's debut CD "Black and White," which received rave reviews and accolades. The song "Black and White" found itself on the platinum selling compilation CD "Swing This Baby!" which led Rolling Stone magazine to feature Bellevue Cadillac as the best of the bands in the genre of neo-swing!

Bellevue Cadillac released its second CD "Prozac Nation" and found its music on no less than 18 compilation CD's featuring other artists including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Peggy Lee, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Brian Setzer leading to Bellevue Cadillac opening shows with James Brown, Ray Charles, Tito Puente, Aerosmith, Kool and the Gang, Bo Diddley and
BB King.

The music found its way on to television shows including The Sopranos, Las Vegas, Crossing Jordan, Sex and the City, Touched by an Angel, the cartoon Darkman, and the motion pictures Shallow Hal and Me, Myself and Irene.

As the music evolved, so did the shows, taking Bellevue Cadillac to Japan, China, Moscow, and most recently, Athens and Crete.

In 2005 Bellevue Cadillac found itself on the Grammy nomination ballot in seven categories for the "Love Allways" CD for Best Album, Best CD, Best Song, and Vocal performance by a group.

Bellevue Cadillac, having been hailed by Jazziz magazine and Rolling Stone in cover articles, had moved into the musical elite by having CNN Showbiz predict, "one day you just may see this band in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame." People magazine chose Bellevue Cadillac in the Best and Worst issue as "Pick of the Week."

The 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 commitment.

Today Bellevue Cadillac continues to grow its world-wide fan base and thrill audiences of all generations with their fun, high-energy performances of their toe-tapping, can't sit in your seat, musical road trip through America!

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!!