One of my favorites to play this game with is Paul Quigley. To twitter followers he is known as @HellsBelles_UK and is the front man for the band HellsBelles. At this very moment I can hear stoners all across North America saying, "No way man, that chick's a dude?" No I am not talking about the all chick AC/DC cover band. I'm speaking of the Hell's Belles that rocked the United Kingdom in the 80's and was resurrected by Paul as HellsBelles in 2004. So, not only is he sweet, clever and humorous, he's a musician as well! And anybody who knows anything about me knows that's only fuel for the fire! ....hehehe.
Now I could go on and talk about how fun Paul is to match wits with online but I want to let you know all about his band. Hell's Belles was known as a cutting edge and powerful metal band in 1986, singles from their only album making it onto many rock compilation albums. The band originally consisted of
- Paul Quigley - vocals
- Peter "Pooch" Purtill - guitar
- Garry Maloney - drums
- Gareth Holder - bass
Paul missed rock n roll but didn't miss the fucking bullshit that comes with dealing with record labels. When he decided to bring the band back to life, he also decided he would forgo the bullshit and promote their music himself. Working as an independent the new HellsBelles has spent the last 5 years writing, recording and promoting themselves online through social media such as youtube, facebook and twitter. The new HellsBelles, once again led by Paul consists of
- Paul Quigley - vocals, guitars, keyboards
- Ste Steadman - bass, cello, guitar
- Barry Titler - drums, percussion
Then hold on to your hats boys and girls because Abysinnian Demesne is full on hard rock, yeah baby!
The boys are in the studio now, recording and are set to release their third track Troubled Times in April 2012. Then the ball starts rolling quickly...or the rolling stone, whichever metaphor works better for you...with the release of their EP (3 or 4 tracks) due in May 2012 and a full album release slotted for June or July 2012!
I personally can't wait to hear what else HellsBelles has in store for us. In the meantime though, I will continue my online discussions with Paul concerning the Keyboard Killer and Frothy Creamy Coffee and wait for their Tour Bus to show up for their North American Tour......; )
More information on HellsBelles here:
HellsBelles official website