Bullets & Belles

Neo Doo Wop Folk

Bullets and Belles is (L to R)  featured bassist, Zach Downes., Noel Sandberg,  Erin Cron and  Ryan Cron

Bullets & Belles is Neo Doo Wop Folk. Think Amy Winehouse and Dion & The Belmonts, but also Simon & Garfunkel and Taj Mahal. Their performance effortlessly glides from hard hitting blues, to soulful doo-wop, to traces of country folk. Their sublime three-part vocal harmonies and deeply-felt poetic lyrics, paired with solid rhythms and well thought out vocal arrangements seamlessly bend through the rules of genre while always leaving the audience wanting (and often whistling…)

The band lives in Portland Oregon by way of Salt Lake City, UT. Each member with their own history of training, theater, performance and passion for a wide range of music. Bullets & Belles formed in 2011 and released their premiere 'Curried Rice EP' in 2012. In 2013 their debut album "BE GLAD" launched them into the professional music sphere. Their highly anticipated followup, "READY" was released May 2015, under HeyHay Productions. 

This trio skillfully dishes what they’ve dubbed “neo-doo-wop-folk”, and it’s good and ripe for the listening [go ask Pandora]. It’s both harmonic and poetic — tunes that go down oh-so-easily.
— Cody Derrick, City Home Collective
The sophomore album from the Salt Lake City vocal trio Bullets & Belles, Ready, could be described as doo-wop-ier, folk-ier and tighter. It’s a grown-up album.
— Tiffany Frandsen, City Weekly
A very folktastic and retro acoustic experience!
— Rob Daily, Daily Unsigned
It’s only a matter of time before this band finds a sizable degree of success, and I say that with confidence because after every listen, I only want more.
— James Orme, SLUG Magazine
The lyrics really hit home - True quality. The music and performance came from the heart and the material was well prepared and impressively performed...Very inspiring.
— Amy Caron, Dance Theater Coalition
Bullets & Belles is a retro vocal fueled 1930’s influenced Jazz Pop Blues group, firing and ringing through out the West, changing the landscape as they go.
— Doug Fabrizio, KUER

 

Photographer: Adelaide Ryder