|Genres||Jazz, acid jazz, electronica|
|Members||Beate S. Lech
Beady Belle (established 1999 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz band founded by Beate S. Lech in collaboration with her bassist and future husband Marius Reksjø, after having been encouraged to make a record by Bugge Wesseltoft at Jazzland Recordings.
Lech and Reksjø studied music together at the University of Oslo, and as music students they started several bands together. Their music flows in the landscape between jazz and acid-jazz, using upbeat and downbeat electronica roots, using vocal harmonies, piano, and strings. However, the music also incorporates elements of several other genres.
From 2003, things really start to happen, both commercially and critically, and now Beady Belle is an internationally known band. After a concert in London during a European tour in 2005, the UK jazz performer Jamie Cullum came backstage to talk with the band. That meeting sparked a big tour over UK and some concerts in Germany, France, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, with Beady Belle as Cullum's supporting act. In 2008, they appeared at the Calgary Jazz Festival in Canada.
- 2001: Home (Jazzland Recordings)
- 2003: Cewbeagappic (Jazzland Recordings)
- 2005: Closer (Jazzland Recordings)
- 2008: Belvedere (Jazzland Recordings)
- 2010: At Welding Bridge (Jazzland Recordings)
- 2013: Cricklewood Broadway (Jazzland Recordings)
- 2015: Songs From a Decade - The Best of Beady Belle (Jazzland Recordings)
- Tor Hammerø. Beate Slettevoll Lech. Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
- "Beady Belle Biography". Norsk Musikkinformasjon MIC.no. 2006-08-06. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
- "Beady Belle Biography". Rockipedia.no. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
- "Closer - Beady Belle". Gubemusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
- "On The Big Stage". Canada.com. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
- "Beady Belle Musicians". Bransjeregister MIC.no. 2006-08-06. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
- Beady Belle official website
- Beady Belle on Myspace
- Review of At Welding Bridge on Jazzland Recordings
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