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ONE SONG BECOMES TWO

Last night was the jam at Club Bonafide with the one and only Nik West and her amazing band. Even if I didn’t play on stage with her, I would still say that it was a very intense show, totally full of grooves, funk, dynamics, and star power.

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CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

Leave it to me to not be satisfied with the songs. Don’t worry, the seven tracks that I laid down in the studio last week are solid, but the two remaining tracks just got a makeover.

There’s a reason why those two songs didn’t make the cut right away! Read more

DAY ONE OF RECORDING…

Yesterday morning, I began tracking the new music for what will be my sixth album. It is also the first album that I am doing all the music myself and the first album since ALL WIRED UP that it will be an album by Steve Bello (no “band”).

Have to be honest, it’s very liberating.

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WHAT’S OLD IS NEW…BUT MORE NEW COMING SOON!

Last night I had a brainstorm, or maybe it was a small drizzle. In preparation for the new album that I will finally get to record this Friday, why not post songs from past albums and bring people up to speed. Granted, my musical “history” is not one to brag about per se but I have amassed a bit of a catalog over the past 12 years.

Not bad for thinking I would be one and done back in 2003?

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IF THE PLANETS ALIGN…

Yes I do study a bit of astronomy and astrology though I don’t let the latter define me. Sometimes things happen purely by chance, other times I have to go out and find what I am after.

But two things are happening very soon…

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ALMOST THERE…

Last Saturday, I traded in one of my guitars to get a 5-string bass, as I didn’t feel like asking to borrow one from someone. I don’t think Billy Sheehan is going to lose sleep over me but I am a competent-enough bass player to play on my new album.

After all, I wrote the songs!

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NUMBER NINE…NUMBER NINE…

Well, true to form, I couldn’t stop at eight songs. The plan for my new album was to have a short intro followed by eight songs. That’s changed because I am neurotic.

There will be nine songs now on the record.

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EIGHT SONGS IN THE QUEUE

Welcome to another installment of “How’s That New Album Coming, Bello?” Well I’ll tell ya…

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HEAR MY TUNES A-COMIN’

I still have Hendrix on the brain…can you tell?

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JAMMIN’ FOR JIMI (SLIGHT RETURN)

Yesterday was the 2nd annual Summer Of Love Festival at the Lyndhurst Town Park. It was called Woodstock Festival but for legal reasons, they were forced to change it. Gotta love suit-and-tie guys.

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