Somewhere between folk-rockers, Americana twangers, and bar band bangers Cleidsner Bell finds its toe-tappin’, head boppin’, sing-a-long sound.
Cleidsner Bell is a Virginia-grown tour de force, featuring four accomplished veterans of the Commonwealth’s music world for decades. Having wowed UVa and beyond since the ‘80s, SGGL has harmonized their way into the hearts of thousands, and the ’S’ of that act, Rusty Speidel, holds down guitar and vocals in CB. After 15 years with the Nighthawks, and touring with such luminaries as Nils Lofgren, Washington Area Music Awards-decorated Paul Bell shreds the Telecaster with absolute mastery. Anchoring the drums is the ever-ready and steady, Paul Rosner, showing why such acts as Trees on Fire have relied on him as one of the most solid beats on the circuit. Holding down bass duties and vocals is the 31-year co-founder and member of Eddie from Ohio and proud Charlottesville music scenester, Michael Clem.