Bello is a hard driving, heavy, massive energy, highly entertaining, rock band with their very own original sound in both music and vocals. David Carson has a very recognizable voice and really sings from his heart with a wall of emotions.
Bello was created in 1999 in Chicago, IL. There are four original members David Carson(founder, song writer,guitar,lead vocals), Ric Cwiak(Lead guitar,vocals,songwriter), Paul Garcia(bass,vocals songwriter), Brian Madurzak(drums,songwriter). Bello was one of the fastest growing bands of that day along with Disturbed, Soil, Chevelle,Mudvayne, etc. Bello came on the scene right as those bands were getting signed and they quickly took over the Chicago scene while Disturbed took off and went on big tours, becoming one of Chicago’s most exciting bands to see live. They lived hard, played hard, and it showed by their quick growing popularity.
In 2002 Jett Tate joined the band on the bass and Bello decided to create a tribute to Godsmack and all their hit songs, Bello’s plan was to use Godsmack music, which they called the band Gotsmack, to book sold out shows across the Midwest and then by having Gotsmack open up for Bello, Bello would introduce all the Godsmack fans to Bello’s original music. The Godsmack fans were blown away at how Bello played Godsmack exact to every sound perfectly, some fans even said the Gotsmack show was better than when they saw Godsmack live.
Bello has been all over from Sturgis, South Dakota to L.A. and covered all the surrounding Mid-Western states.
Bello was playing as Gotsmack all over the Midwest when one of their key crew members was murdered and David Carson took it really bad and had also been overtaken himself with the crazy lifestyle he was living. So Bello played one more show after his funeral and David moved to Florida where he built his own studio and recorded a solo Bello album.
Some of the songs from that recording are Again, Scarred, Beautiful World, Chaotic Pages, I’m just Fine, and Wanted. These songs featured a young 17 year old on the instruments named Nick Gray. They together wrote, sang, and played all instruments, recorded, engineered, and mixed an entire cd on their own.
Meanwhile the original Bello members stayed in Chicago and our each in a couple cover bands a piece and Brian Madurzak (drum master) is in an original band called Black 4.
2011 David Carson moved back up north and during the move ran across all Bello’s old recordings and the members and fans put together all the live video footage and the professional videographer/photographer began sending him the files to begin working with. David thought the material was too good to sit in a box and started opening music sites and building a whole new following all over the globe.
You can find them on just about every music site available and also on social sites. On these sites you will find a lot of material.Bello is now in rotation on Last.fm with like genre music such godsmack, disturbed, slipknot, mudvayne. etc.
Bello is just one band you have to see live. You know the kind of show you see and it’s forever stuck in your mind? That’s a Bello show.
Bello has made it possible for fans to see them live by releasing live concert video’s and DAVID IS PRODUCING MUSIC VIDEOS FOR THE NEW SONGS HE'S PRODUCING HIMSELF.
DAVID left the scene right at the top of their game, turning down recording deals because he didn’t want to give up his publishing rights and that might just have paid off, as fast as his new fan base is growing. David believes with hiring the right social marketing company, releasing his music globally through the web, and utilizing all the tools that are available for independent artists, that Bello will become a touring band again.
Get aboard and be part of a man that is determined to take the music industry by demand. Like him on Facebook and sign up on his mailing list. You will be notified when new songs, video’s, and photos are added. Also come engage in conversation with a hard driven artist. David is a very different character to talk to!
The Godsmack tribute, Gotsmack, will be uploaded for you to see live and you can judge for yourself just how easy Bello pulled Godsmack off. They made it very clear that there was no offense by Bello to Godsmack but they were paying tribute to a band that has over 20 commercial hits.
David Carson says,”Godsmack" was a blast to play because you could play 30 songs and everyone in the venue would know each song!! You could fill up a 1,000 capacity venue and all the smaller ones were nuts to butts! It was a blast!! Too bad I couldn’t go on after Alex died because Godsmack was about to make Bello famous, just like Alice N Chains did for Godsmack. Godsmack fans are up in the millions and Bello was converting them nightly. Only David was a little smarter for the advertising pull using Gotsmack as his name. You could not tell the difference when it was advertised over the radio” as he laughs.
David goes on to say, “I give monster PROPS to Sully for being able to tame those bad ass musicians in Godsmack into playing simple hook lines that sale music! It’s not an easy task to have great musicians at your fingertips and get them to hold back on just how great they are and keep it simple enough so fans can get hooked and remember your songs. I think Sully should, for their 20th anniversary, just write an amazing musicians album and show off just how talented that band really is. I am impatiently waiting to connect with as many fans as they have someday!”
So, Spread the word, listen, watch, comment, and share, share, share!! Because we all want to be able to see this band Bello live again. Until then, go to his sites and watch just what a Bello show was like.
Engage David in conversation while he is still small enough to answer back to his fans. David says, ” I will always do my best to keep a personal interaction between me and my fans no matter how big BELLO gets. I wrote the song SPANKED all about what the fans mean to me and just for pleasure I had to give the corporate suits some shit in it as well. I intend to keep that attitude and always remember Bello is nothing but a bunch of crazy thoughts on paper or noise recorded into a computer without my fans!”
June 22, 2012 David Carson's personal recording studio was up and running and David had not written a song in 3 years ( the longest he has gone since 1997) !!! He just so happened to meet a sweet little muse and in that one month love affair it kicked off his gift of writing and the very day his studio was functional, the very day he met his muse, he wrote, played all the instruments/sang/engineered/and produced his very first song "JUST A LITTLE BIT OF THIS". This song began a whole new genre for David it is written over house/club/dance/techno drum beats, yet still with the deep dark heaviness that David's voice carries with him. The first song "JUST A LITTLE BIT OF THIS" was given an ad campaign to see if music fans would like what David created. Bello received over 1,700 fans in one day. The second song that he released "SPACE N TIME" a collaboration with a soundcloud member from Canada, Mr. Rocktane. You would have to go to Mr. Rocktane's page on soundcloud to hear the original version of that song before David took it and put his spin on it. TURNED IT INTO A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SONG!! With the release of the 2nd song "SPACE N TIME" David produced his very first music video that when he placed his facebook ad campaign he received over 40,000 views within two days.
I will tell you this about David Carson, WHEN HE COMES TO YOUR CITY FOR HIS FIRST SHOW TO KICK OFF THE TOUR "THE LOAD & BEAUTIFUL CARNIVAL", THE FANS ARE GOING TO BE KNOCKED OUT AT THE STAGE DESIGN AND JUST HOW THE ENTIRE SHOW WILL BE ENTERTAINING ON A LEVEL NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
DAVID INTENDS ON TAKING ALL THE MONEY THAT HE MAKES SELLING DOWNLOADS OF SONGS AND USING IT TO PUT BACK INTO THE SHOW ITSELF. THIS IS GOING TO SET HISTORY ON THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THIS STAGE IS GOING TO COST!!
David has an amazing vision for his first big concert.
I will paint you a picture just so that you can use your imagination and be prepared for your mind to be blown during your first BELLO show....just little hints though , not going to tell you all the bells and whistles but just enough that the word gets around about a few things to motivate more FANS to purchase songs and get BELLO to their city/country as fast as possible.
Picture this: THE MAIN STAGE IS A HUGE SKULL AND THE DRUMMER WILL BE ON A PLATFORM IN THE NOSE OF THE SKULL , THE BASSIST AND GUITARIST WILL BE IN THE EYES OF THE SKULL, AND THERE WILL BE MOVING PLATFORMS ALL OVER THE SKULL (ABOUT 8) THAT ARE GRACEFULLY ADORNED WITH THE CARNIVAL DANCING QUEENS, THE SKELETON IS POSITIONED TO RUN FROM THE STAGE, BEING THE SKULL, AND THE RIB CAGE, BEING OUT IN THE CROWD EXTENDING ALL THE WAY TO THE LAWN SEATING!!
THESE RIB CAGES WILL BE PLATFORMS!! WHY THE RIB PLATFORMS???? WELL IF I TOLD YOU THIS THEN I WOULD BE GIVING TOO MUCH OF THE SURPRISE AWAY!!! JUST KNOW THIS THEY ARE PLATFORMS THAT WILL BE USED TO BE PERFORMED ON AND THERE ARE 12 SETS OF RIBS IN A HUMAN BODY AND THE PLAN IS TO HAVE THE RIBS EXTEND BACK INTO THE CROWD 100 YARDS!!!
WHATEVER THE PLATFORMS WILL BE HOLDING, IT WILL NOT MATTER WHERE YOU WILL BE POSITIONED IN THE CROWD, YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD VIEW!!!
Now, David said that how the band will come out on stage and what they will look like will be kept completely quiet and no one will know until the moment the they walk out on stage the day of the first show, but he did say this "use some common sense and just get to know my brain a little and you will figure out what I will do with a tour called THE LOUD & BEAUTIFUL CARNIVAL".
YOU FANS WILL GET YOUR MONEY'S WORTH. SO KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN PURCHASING ANY MUSIC , T-SHITS, KEY-CHAINS, AND ALL THE OTHER SWAG THAT BELLO WILL HAVE ON HIS WEBSITE AFTER HE REACHES THE 100,000 MARK. YOUR MONEY IS GOING RIGHT BACK INTO THE SHOW THAT YOU WILL BE WAITING TWO YEARS TO SEE!!! "BROTHERS, SISTERS, YOU'RE THE ONE'S WHO MADE ME! BROTHERS, SISTERS, LET ME SEE YOUR FISTS UP IN THE AIR"(LYRICS FROM "SPANKED") STAY TUNED BECAUSE YOU WILL WANT TO BE PART OF THIS GLOBAL EXPLOSION!!!