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About

The Bell Beat is a Detroit based rock band founded and fronted by singer-songwriter, Randy Bishop. The band started in July 2003 when Bishop began writing and performing outside of his previous band, Document. Like most bands, membership has seen quite a few changes over the years. Currently, the band consists of Bishop, drummer Joel Pearson (joining in 2006), and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Marina Trejo (joining in 2009).

The Bell Beat released their debut album The Carrot Chase in July 2007 (while named "Sh! The Octopus"). This was followed by Our Manderley in January of 2011, and Sandwalk Wood in December of 2018.

The Bell Beat derived their name from The Wild Swans at Coole, a poem written by Irish poet W. B. Yeats. Lyrically, their work has been noted for it's literary references and politically-conscious themes. Musically, the band is rooted in pop, rock, and folk. Though more recently, they have ventured into samples and synthesized sounds.

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