Bells and Hunters DC Music Rocks


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Current Band Member Names:: Keith Fischer, Kelliann Beavers, Guido DeHoratiis, Avi Walter, Joe McMurray

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC? : Arlington/DC

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band that are related to persons/places/things/events that happened in the Washington DC area. Give us fun stuff, not normal bio stuff!: 1. We were featured this season in several promotional videos for the DC Breeze (pro ultimate frisbee team) and were invited to perform pre-game and halftime sets at their June 4th home game vs. Toronto (which DC went on to win!)

2. This year the band started the "BnH VLOG" which is self produced vlog series documenting various aspects of the band's life - from shows, to recording, to rehearsals...really anything that is happening in our lives. New episodes of the VLOG will return this Fall. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL7bzKyJoo-bxhnRNdDaDde3bXAAomqTV

3. In 2016, while playing the DC Rock n Roll Marathon, a runner jumped up on stage in the middle of one of our songs, asked our drummer if he could sit in, and before we knew it we were jamming away with our new friend who rocked it out with us! Was a very cool moment (and is documented in one of the vlogs:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nemQv-3WvCY&index=10&list=PLL7bzKyJoo-bxhnRNdDaDde3bXAAomqTV)

4. One of our songs - "Timebomb" pays tribute to the "Face of the 9:30 Club" and DC music scene fixture, the late Josh Burdette. 

5. To date, we have played 77 shows under the name Bells and Hunters, the vast majority in the DC area.

6. Our first ever live performance in July 2009 was at the long standing Wednesday night Open Mic at Arlington's own IOTA Club and Cafe. Since then, we have performed at IOTA 10 times and consider it not only our "home" venue, but also our favorite.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share?: Bells and Hunters was formed in 2008 and has been playing around the DC area for the past 7 years. We released our debut EP "The Static Sea" in 2010, a double EP "Weddings and Funerals" in 2013, and have been releasing our new full length album "Modern Witch's Songbook" in 3 parts: "Vol 1: Fairy Tails" (Oct 2015), "Vol II: Wives' Tales" (May 2016) with the final installment to be released in the Fall of 2016. Founding members Keith and Kelliann have been together since the beginning and have been blessed with an "extended family" of DC musicians who have come and gone from the area over the years. The most recent lineup features members of the great DC bands Albino Rhino (Joe McMurray, Avi Walter) and Turtle Recall (Guido Dehoratiis).

Band/Artist Website (not Facebook): www.bellsandhunters.com

Band/Artist Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/bellsandhunters