Friday, March 28, 2014

Upcoming Shows, April 2014!

Howdy, Belles fans! We're tickled to be playing at a couple of fun Bay Area events this April. We hope you'll join us!

On April 10th, we'll be playing a couple of danceable sets at Electric Swing's April in Paris, a hoppin' swing dance to various beats. We're elated to be joined by clarinetist Calvin Lai and mandolin monster Nick Blechman for an assortment of swingy old favorites and new originals. Wear your dancin' shoes.

Electric SwingSet's April in Paris
Thursday, April 10th, 9:30pm
Balançoire Restaurant and Venue, 2565 Mission St. (bet. 21st and 22nd), San Francisco
Doors at 6pm, swing and blues dance lessons from 7:30-9:30, live music from 9:30 on
$10 (plus $5 for each dance lesson)
See the Facebook event for more

On Saturday April 12th, we'll be playing a thirty-minute set for the Camp New Harmony Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert. Sliding scale donations all go toward the Camp New Harmony scholarships that allow folkies like us to attend camp. We're excited to share the stage with such greats as Tony Marcus, Sylvia Herrold, Shay Black, and Bob Reid. It's going to be a killer show.

Camp New Harmony Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert
Saturday, April 12th, 7pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita), Berkeley
Sliding scale donation requested
See the Facebook event for more

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Upcoming Show - December 7th at High Street Station Cafe, Alameda

We are pleased as punch to be playing at one of our favorite venues, High Street Station Cafe in Alameda, on Saturday, December 7th! This sweet cafe in the adorable town of Alameda serves tasty food, cafe drinks, wine, and beer. Call ahead to reserve a table, and bring your dancing shoes. We'll be joined with special guest Calvin Lai on clarinet. You don't want to miss Cierra singing Santa Baby!

We're thrilled to be accompanied by the fabulous Bearcat Stringband which is packed with talented musicians and singers playing bluegrass, old-time, honky-tonk and Cajun tunes. Hope to see you there!

The Honeybelles and Bearcat Stringband 
Saturday, December 7th, 7-9pm
High Street Station Cafe, 1303 High Street, Alameda, CA
Sliding Scale

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Upcoming show at The Sleeping Lady on Tuesday, August 20th

We are super excited to play at The Sleeping Lady (23 Broadway, Fairfax, CA 94930) on Tuesday, August 20th, at 9pm! We're thrilled to share the bill with McPuzo and Trotsky, the funniest couple of gentlemen we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The show goes from 9pm - 11pm. The Lady serves tasty food until 10, wine and beer until you get cut off. 

RSVP to the Facebook event, if you like.
The Belles

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Backyard Session Videos and an Upcoming Show

We had a fun (though hot!) video and photo shoot in Jessie's backyard last weekend! Here's a take of Headed for Heartbreak, with more videos coming soon!

And! We'll be playing a short set at a Bernal Yoga Salon on Sunday, June 23rd, 7:30 pm. Bernal Yoga (located at 908 Cortland Ave. at Folsom, in Bernal Heights, San Francisco) has a vibrant community, with monthly salons made up of live music, talks, author events and poetry readings. The salon, curated by two of our favorite ladies - Ann Lam and Megan Windeler - is free and all ages (donations welcome). There will be no actual yoga taught during the salon, but do be prepared to kick off your shoes and lounge around on cushions while we lull you with lush harmonies and stringy strumming. There WILL be wine, tea, and surprise guests. If you're looking to start a practice, check out Bernal Yoga's smashing array of teachers and classes.

We hope to see you there!

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The Belles

Monday, May 6, 2013

Videos from the Bandshell, San Francisco

We had a great time playing at the Bandshell for Access to Adventure last Saturday! Here are some clips. (Please forgive the soft focus - Alanna is still getting the hang of her new camera!)

Life Just Got Sweeter - a song about our two favorite subjects: food and love. Written by The Hula Honeys

Honey Bee - with a new tap solo by Cierra

Little Black Dress

Wouldn't Mean It

Bei Mir Bist Du Schon

Headed for Heartbreak

A million thanks to all who came out to the show, and to Access For Adventure for having us!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Videos from High Street Station Cafe, March 30th

Thanks to everyone who came out to High Street Station Cafe! We had a super fun show with Billy and the Lowdowns, and also had the pleasure of working with the nicest sound guy ever (thanks, Mick!). Here are a few favorites from the show:

Little Black Dress: An ode to the anytime, anywhere wardrobe workhorse, by Jessie.

Drive: A teenage diva begs her mom to let her drive. Lyrics by Jessie.

Baking Blues: A love song and cautionary tale about baking without your sugar. 

Maxed Out (My Sugar Daddy): Cierra warns us of the perils of compulsive shopping.

Headed for Heartbreak: throwing caution to the wind in the arena of l'amour.

Think Twice: A song about Jessie's least favorite pastime - dating.

Honey Bee: Is the honey worth the sting? Is this love, or just pollination? This song asks these and other probing questions. (Thanks to David Wagner for planting the seed for this song!)

 Bei Mir Bist Du Schon: The Andrew Sisters classic, done Belles style.

Thanks for watching! Be sure to catch us this Saturday at Access to Adventure.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Access to Adventure in Golden Gate Park

Come join us in Golden Gate Park this Saturday! We'll be playing swing and old-time originals and covers at a worthy event that raises awareness for kids and youth with special care needs and disabilities. Find us at the Bandshell at 2pm. No need to register, just come on out.