Bellevue Cadillac

Bellevue Cadillac

 Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

Put the seat back, top down, radio? Turn it up! Let's ride! Bellevue Cadillac takes you on a musical road trip from New Orleans jazz to Memphis and Nashville's early rock n roll, through Philly and Motown soul, to Chicago and Kansas City Blues and California surf. All American! All Original!

Biography

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!!

Discography

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

PROZAC NATION
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.

LOVE ALLWAYS
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

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

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

TAKE OUT OUT TAKES
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.

SHANGHAI NIGHTS
Recorded live at The Ark in Shanghai, China.

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

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

THE PERFECT SWING
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.

LETS SWING
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.

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

HIPSTERS, ZOOTS & WINGTIPS
Featuring "Cuppa Joe"
and 11 other tracks from all over the US and Europe.

HOUSE OF BLUES SWINGS!
Features "Prozac," which wound up on the TV show The Sopranos.

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

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

GOT SWING?
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.

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

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

SWING THIS BABY 3
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.

DOUBLE CLICK
the dot.com contribution to the swing frenzy! Features "Pay Pay Pay."

HEPCAT SAMPLER
Features "Black and White."

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

Set List

All Original Music

Ships
Snakecharmer
Havana Moon
One Girl Too Pretty
Cruisin'
Ja Ja Ppobo
Guilty
Perfect Crime
Summerset
Monkey Tune
Must be Love
Can't Win for Losin''
Under Your Spell