Music is a blend of Classic Country/Country Rock/Americana/Roots music with a hint of Blues and Folk mixed in.
Frequently Performed Events: ~ BBQ's ~ Country Themed Events & Festivals such as 4th of July Celebrations, Summer Picnics and Fall Festivals ~ Concerts ~ City Events ~ Banquets and Fundraisers ~ Dinner/Dances ~ Outreach Events ~ Conferences ~ Retreats ~ Senior Communities ~ House Concerts.
Original material and covers of:
Martina McBride, Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, Tammy Wynette, Lynn Anderson, Trisha Yearwood, Linda Ronstadt, Shelby Lynne, Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, Shania Twain, Leann Rimes, Carrie Underwood, Gillian Welch, Wynonna, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lynard Skynard, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Willie Nelson, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Brooks and Dunn, Van Morrison, Doobie Brothers, Don Williams, with a bit of Rock and Blues mixed in!
"It's all about the vocals isn't it" said Greg Kihn of KFOX 98.5 radio.
Sandi Bell was born to be a singer. Born in Rhode Island, Sandi grew up moving about the country, living in Minnesota, Kentucky, Alabama and California, learning to adapt to making new friends and cultures at each destination. Sandi occasionally kids that she has lived North, South, East and West. An only child, and often alone, Sandi spent hours with old 45's that belonged to both her and her parents. The music and singing could be heard coming from her bedroom and throughout the house since ever since her parents could remember.
Sandi started playing Cello at the age of seven in the school orchestra. Her parents were divorced when Sandi was 9 years old. Sandi and her mother moved from Alabama to California. Because her mother had to work to support the family, Sandi was on her own most of the time before and after school. She found her port in the storm by singing to records every chance she got. By high school graduation, Sandi was playing piano and guitar and her mind was made up to become a singer. Singing multiple Barbra Streisand records each morning before and after school, Sandi became a self taught singer.
In her early twenty's, Sandi hit the road with successful top 40 bands, living in hotel rooms on the road months out of each year. The stage became a place of familiarity and of identity for her. She pursued singing many genres during that time. She found the styles of the artists and captured the essence of their voices. Sandi's long career in entertainment features a few career highlights includes a fundraiser for the Parasol Foundation with some of the top music industry professionals, including Michael Bolton, Pat Boone, Stu Cook from Creedence Clearwater Revival, a fundraiser for Joni and Friends, a national organization that helps reach out to people affected by disability, opening for Air Supply at the Cherry Festival in 2010 in Southern California, as well as sharing the stage with along with Alan Parsons in 2012.
After many years of doing main stream cover music and becoming less and less interested in doing what everyone else was doing, Sandi, an avid horsewoman, fell in love with old time Country Music and the Americana/Folk Genre at her ranch and felt a calling to change her musical direction in 2010. Patriotic and good old down home American life music heads up her favorites along with performing her original Country style music. She is now the founder of her own label, RSVP RECORDS, with its first release, The Time Has Come. Co-produced with husband Mike Bell who plays piano, keyboards, guitar and background vocals, along with the co-production talent of Randy Knaub of Jireh Productions in engineering and mixing.
One of the BEST! By Michele
Sandi was a pleasure to work with from initial contact through the performance. We hired Sandi for a community event with the City of Mountain View. The performance was flawless, but how could it not be with her voice. Everyone present commented on how fabulous the event turned out. I would highly recommend Sandi for events, big or small.
Flexible, Reliable, Delightful By Janet G.
I truly enjoyed working with Sandi. She asked questions and gave suggestions which helped greatly with event planning on a budget. Our event was a silent auction followed by dinner. Sandi always promptly returned calls and when she and Mike showed up for the event, they set the perfect mood. I can still hear Sandi singing "Blue Bayou" with perfect pitch and melody. I am so glad I got to know Mike and Sandi and hope to work with them again. True professionals and nice people.
Joni and Friends Family Retreats By Juanita
We had Sandi sing for our families as they enjoyed some time relaxing outside and played games on the lawn. They loved Sandi's fun playlist and her interaction with the kids. At one point, she got them up on the stage and handed them instruments so they could play along. Great music, great people, great fun!