The Bella Birds
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The Bella Birds

Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Band Folk Rock


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"The Bella Birds @ the Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge"

We had a ton of great music this week, but I'd love to write up The Bella Birds in this weeks newsletter. They came by the Lizard Monday show a few months ago as a duo for the first time and have been rockin' it ever since. Bassist/Vocalist Zack Root and Guitarist/Vocalist Pam Craven mix their superb musicianship and sound scapes to back up their harmonies effortlessly, leaving the listener with nothing to do by sit back and enjoy. Zack's chordal bass style provides a unique sound that you don't often hear in acoustic music which is an extra treat! The most recent addition of the "Cajon" to their band locks them in solid and The Bella Birds are now a trio on the rise!!!

Keep an eye out for "The Bella Birds"!!! - Tom Bianchi

"A little bird"

“A little bird told us That The Bella Birds, an arty Lowell trio, will release its first full-length album If you don't mind, at the Eggroll Cafe Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The darling indie folk rock band will renew your faith in local music scene. Singing "You're like hot coffee, warms my inside, that sweet aroma travels for miles," sure washes down nicely with a cheeseburger eggroll. Tyler & Ali, and Kristen Ford open. 110 University Ave.” - Lowell Sun News

"Eggroll Cafe"

"The Bella Birds are an acoustic band consisting of Zack Root, Pam Craven, and Chris Forgione. They have been writing songs and playing together for just about a year and they have been a fan favorite of the Open Mics here at the Eggroll Cafe. " - Meng Kit- Owner

"Song of the Day: Darling Dear by the Bella Birds"

Song of the Day: Darling Dear by The Bella Birds

When I think of a group of singing birds, I immediately relate it to the happiness of spring. Instantaneously, my mind is flooded with images of a bright, blue sky and plenty of trees filled with colorful birds whose communication is musical at the core. The Bella Birds live up to this imagery with "Darling Dear". It is a happy, poppy, acoustic jig that will leave your ears begging for more. - Music Gems by Louise Warren

"Bird Songs"

With the release of their first full length album, If You Don't Mind, the Bella Birds continue to develop their signature indie-folk style with seductive harmonies, creative instrumentation and clever arrangements. I've always been a fan of bands with more than one lead vocalist and Pam Craven and Zack Root admirably share the spotlight throughout the album. It's the vocal harmonies, however, that grab your attention and make you want to listen further. During the chorus of Craven's Watchtower, the two voices blend beautifully, though somewhat eerily, as the descending melody melts over sweeping, minor guitar chords. Drummer Chris Forgione drives things forward without ever becoming distracting keeping the focus where it should be: on the vocals.

The Bella Birds celebrate the release of If You don't Mind at the Egg Roll Cafe in Lowell on Thursday, March 5th. Music starts at 7:30. Should be a cool show, especially while sipping on a bubble tea or a rasberry sake. - Peter Lavender - March 2, 2009


EP: Uke Can Do It! early 2008
Still Awake early 2009
Full Length: If You Don't Mind March 2009
Live: Live at the 119 Gallery June 2009
Live from the Fallout Shelter WUML 91.5



"The Bella Birds continue to develop their signature indie-folk style with seductive harmonies, creative instrumentation and clever arrangements" especially most recently. The Bella Birds have been working on the release of their second full length album, which promises nothing less than to tingle the ears and excite the soul. Look for the new album this summer!
Zack Root and Pam Craven are the founding members of an indie folk rock, rather a genre-defying band from Lowell, MA. Zack and Pam met while attending UMass Lowell. After discovering a mutual lust for quality music, the two combined their efforts and become a duo. They soon discovered that in addition to their love of music, they shared a unique ability to adopt tragically difficult to remember names, but nothing could stop these two, and soon an accord was reached and they became The Bella Birds!!! With the recent addition of their friend Chris Forgione on drums, the music has gained new depth.

Not much can be said about The Bella Birds that could not more easily be discovered from giving a fair listen. That being noted, the group has been focusing on an act with catchy melodies, tight vocal harmony, unique and sometimes unorthodox lyrics, and a hopelessly strange sense of humor. The Bella Birds can sometimes be found at venues such as Club Passim, PCA, T.T. the Bears, Ella Bellas Cafe, and Black Moon, though more often can be seen in and around the generous harbor of noted Lowell venues such as the Eggroll Cafe, and Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus, where the group has made home.

The Bella Birds have released a full-length album, "If You Don't Mind," while previously releasing two EPs: "Uke Can Do It," "Still Awake," and the live album, "Live from the Fallout Shelter 91.5 WUML" The Bella Birds are currently touring their way through New England, with energy and excitement fueled by the nearly finished second full length album!