Bella (Australian band)

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Bella 'Farewell'.jpg
Background information
Origin Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Genres country music
Years active 2002-2016
Labels Sony/BMG
Associated acts Lyn Bowtell
Members Karen O'Shea
Lyn Bowtell
Kate Ballantyne

Bella is a country music trio from the NSW Central Coast. The band was formed by Karen O'Shea, Lyn Bowtell and Kate Ballantyne and was originally called Anam Cara.[1] They won Golden Guitars for best vocal group of the year in 2004[2] and 2005.[3]

All three members of Bella have performed well in the Toyota Star Maker Quest, Bowtell and Ballantyne both won and O'Shea made the grand final.[4]

Bella recently reunited for a series of shows as part of their 'She Still Believes' farewell tour [5]



  • Tumblin Down EP (2003) AgSongs
  • Gravity (2005) - Sony/BMG[6]


  • "Tumblin Down" (2003)
  • "About a Girl" (2004)
  • "She Still Believes" (2005) Aus No. 99[7]


  1. ^ Bella Can't Resist Force Of Gravity
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herald, 26 January 2004, Country music's Delta
  3. ^ Messenger - Southern Times, 27 July 2005, Turning Barnesy's Head
  4. ^ ABC New South Wales, 24 November 2003, New Country Music Supergroup - Bella
  5. ^
  6. ^ Beat Magazine, January 2005, Bella - Gravity review by David Dawson
  7. ^ The ARIA Report, Issue 810

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