The Belle Comedians
Fredericton, New Brunswick
The Belle Comedians are the kind of band that takes the stage like they are climbing into your ear and hanging out for while. It’s a comfortable and interesting sensation. Their music aims for impact; songs build and flow, with lush arrangements and emotionally driven vocals, taking you by the hand and sharing with you a story you want to hear. The band blend the heartfelt, intricate songwriting of singer Benjamin Ross with a jangling musical style comprised of elements of folk, alt-country and indie rock.
The Belle Comedians have been fortunate enough to play with the likes of Bruce Peninsula, Paper Lions, Greg MacPherson, Snailhouse, Grand Theft Bus and Wax Mannequin (to name a few) and have traveled across the East Coast playing festivals such as NxNe, Halifax Pop Explosion, Evolve, Harvest Jazz and Blues, the Shivering Songs Festival and the 2011 and 2012 East Coast Music Awards. They released the “Without A Sound EP” in the spring of 2011, and its soaring melodies, catchy hooks and distinctly original sound placed the group in contention to be one of the next big bands out of the Maritimes. In October 2011 the band released their second EP, “Autumn Ought To…” to an even greater reception than the first. “Autumn Ought To…” sees the band heading in a more mature, darker direction, while still building on a huge sound that reaches to the rafters and beyond. Setting up base in Fredericton, New Brunswick, the band is quietly but confidently piecing together their debut full length, to be released in early 2013.