Bridgehouse Session : The Bell Beat
When The Bell Beat got into town on Friday night they drove straight to Bridgehouse and started bringing their gear into the basement – time for a session! With little time to get formally acquainted, we found the next four hours to be some of the most frustrating and draining four hours of our Bridgehouse Session lives – drum bleed into vocal mics, no headphone amp to give all the members headphones, microphone issues… you name the problem, we had it. But The Bell Beat didn’t let that get them down, instead they stayed optimistic the entire time, always smiling, cracking jokes, and making us feel like we’ve been friends for our whole lives.
Saturday Morning we had figured out all of our technical difficulties and we finally got down to the session. Having heard their songs handfuls of times the night before, the performances on Saturday lacked not in character, excitement, or life. Take all of that and then realize they have solid songs, a beautiful album, and a hand crafted beer to go along with their new album “Our Manderlay”, and you’ve got a perfect Bridgehouse Session group.
Editing/Cinematography by Steven Holmes
Audio Engineering/Mixing by Troy Wiitala and Dan Haefs.