isabellas

isabellas

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Isabellas is a provocative power trio. High energy urgency meets funky, melodic, prog-informed pop. Three individuals coming from different angles finding a common ground in service to songcraft. Rousing, delicate at times, and always fun - your feet will lead you to the dance floor!

Biography

Front-woman Chloe Isabella is a California native, born and raised in the sunny Hollywood hills. The offspring of a professional Broadway dancer and an Emmy award winning songwriter, Chloe was submerged in an atmosphere of music and creativity. The death of her parents in her late teen years propelled her out into this peculiar world.
Chloe migrated to Northern California, where she attended UC Berkeley. For three years, Chloe coasted through her classes, devoting her energy more to becoming a better guitarist, than to being a star student. This proved to be a productive endeavor, as she soon found herself with an array of self-written songs. Assured that music was where her true love lay, Chloe put school on hold and bought a one-way ticket to New Orleans, Louisiana. Here, she started a band, Izabella (with well-known artist Amzie Adams). Izabella was well on its way when Hurricane Katrina hit, forcing its members to part ways.
Thus Chloe fled back to her pseudo home in Berkeley, California. Distraught from the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, Chloe immediately went on damage control, posting flyers around the city, attempting to form a new band. The first, and only, hit was Dave Bartels, then singer/songwriter of country-dance-punk band, The Sweet Nothings. A front-man turned drummer, Dave saw the appeal in Chloe's song writing style, adding his vocals and ethnomusicologist's ear to the mix. Thus, Dave and Chloe formed the seedling that would be Isabellas. The indestructible duo remained, unshaken, as other members came and went. Then, in 2008, Isabellas became a solid trio with the addition of Stevo, a kamikaze bass player with a background in electronic music, and a passion for psychedelic/progressive rock.
It is a sound that is familiar, yet new. Stevo keeping the foundation solid, at the same time augmenting the group's sound into new realms. Dave's zen-punk energy blending with Chloe's white hot voice, singing songs that express what she sees in this strange world.

Discography

Isabellas nine-song debut (live recording): "Partner, Don't You Pull No Guns" 2007

Isabellas in-studio, fully mastered and engineered, three song EP; self-tited "Isabellas" 2008

Set List

Typical sets range from 30 minutes to an hour.

Broken English (featured on EP)
The Bar Song
The World's a Singer/Songwriter, too
Ocean of Dreams
Uh Oh (featured on EP)
Save the Cows
Non-exempt
Walk Away (featured on EP)