Based out of Massachusetts and Palm Beach, Florida, Bellevue Cadillac is an original, eight-piece all American band led by singer-songwriter and lead guitarist Doug "The Professor" Bell.
The band was formed in 1991 to write and perform original music drawing influences from New Orleans jazz, delta blues, Philly soul, R&B as well as California surf, Tex-Mex with some Caribbean influences along the way. The music found its way onto television shows including The Sopranos, Las Vegas, Crossing Jordan, Sex and the City, Touched by an Angel, the cartoon Darkman, and the motion pictures Shallow Hal and Me, Myself and Irene.
Bellevue Cadillac has been performing nationally and internationally to audiences of all generations at festivals, weddings, corporate events, universities, night clubs, performing arts centers and non-profit fundraising events, and have toured in China, Moscow and Greece.
In 1999 and 2000 Bellevue Cadillac was nominated for the Boston Music Awards and in 2007 their CD "Love Allways" received 7 Grammy nominations.
Belleve Cadillac has performed at the MLB All-Star Game at Fenway Park and The Boston Marathon. They have performed at numerous festivals, including Clearwater Jazz Festival, Scituate Heritage Festival, Wachusett Mt. Blus Festival, Newport Winter Festival; summer concert series including City Hall Summertime Concert Serices, Lincoln Center Summer Concert Series, WBOS Lunchtime Concert Series. Special event performances include the movie premiers of Me, Myself and Irene and Shallow Hal, Hard Rock Cafe Grand Opening and more.
Performing arts and night club performances include The Company Theater, Narrows Center for the Arts, Scullers Jazz Club, Regattabar, Tupelo Music Hall, House of Blues, BankAmerica Pavillion, The Blues Barge, Rock & Blues Cruise and more!
They have performed with James Brown, J. Geils Band, Kool and the Gang, Bo Diddley and many more.
The Bellevue Cadillac band created quite a media stir and may go down in history as the band that turned down the wedding of the century when they declined the offer to play JFK Jr.'s super secret wedding on Cumberland Island to honor a prior wedding commitment.
But at the end of the day, it's the music that resonates. All American, all original, the Bellevue Cadillac sound is a unique blend that Rolling Stone magazine coined "Jazz, Gospel, Blues and Soul, Swing on Top of Rock & Roll."
Put the seat back, top down and the radio? TURN IT UP! Let's Ride!!