Gordon Bell (singer-songwriter)

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Gordon Bell (born 24 July 1969) is a Scottish singer-songwriter based in Basel, Switzerland.

Background[edit]

He is prolific having released ten albums in as many years. Eight of those albums were under the pseudonym Gustav Bertha. His breakthrough fifth album My Life as a Dog (distributed in Switzerland through RecRec) was well received: Swiss newspaper Der Bund called it 'Wunderbar',.[1] The Swiss press has also dubbed him with the slightly more ambiguous title, "The World's least-known Scot".[2] He stopped working under the Gustav Bertha pseudonym in 2008 to write and play as Gordon Bell. Bell's music could be compared to a strange cross between fellow Glaswegians Ivor Cutler and Alex Harvey.[citation needed] He has a penchant for storytelling in his songs. He plays live with Kat Kunz on bass and Professor Ray Gunn on drums as Gordon Bell & The Sinking Ships. He is also lead singer with a tribute to The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Not The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and also fronts the rock covers band Giant Stone Eater.

Discography[edit]

with One in Five

  • Five Flew Over the Hatchery (1991)

with Psychoannie

  • Amoeba (1993)

as plasticpsychobabble

  • StranGe enchantment (1999)
  • submerging meadows green boundaries (2000)
  • blurred visions for fuzzy strangers (2000)

with The Secret Life of Andrew Aston

  • Caffeine Injunction (2000)

as Gustav Bertha

  • Songs for Gigi (2001)
  • The Hose Room (2002)
  • Café Crème (2002)
  • babble (2003)
  • My Life as a Dog (2004)
  • Defective (2005)
  • z:06 (2006 - compilation)
  • small adventures in the great domestic wilderness (2007)
  • True North (2008)

as Gordon Bell

  • Songs for the Broken Hearted (2009)
  • The Lost Art of Penance (2010)
  • "The 12 Uses of a Dead Tape Cassette" (2011)
  • "A Day Trip to the Sea" (2012)

as Gordon Bell and the Sinking Ships

  • "Animal Kingdom" EP (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pauli, C: "Melancholisch", page 13. Der Bund, 18 March 2005.
  2. ^ "– Musik | Züritipp Online". Zueritipp.ch. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 

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