It's a unique form of storytelling woven through a progressive, soulful music from which Du Bellows draw their creative sustenance.
As a powerful live act from West London, this four-piece is led by Merthyr-born Jade Danielle Williams – who as vocalist and lyricist – acts as the band’s lightning rod, front of stage and lost in the music.
Capable of ranging from acoustic subtlety to a fully fuzzed loudness, Jade’s voice brings an irresistible warmth to the imaginative harmonics of the band as 2017 finds Du Bellows release their eponymously titled debut EP that was recorded and produced by production maestro Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones, Terry Reid, Psychedelic Furs, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Killing Joke). Jade has also collaborated with The Sharks and the Chris Kimsey-produced band The Second Sons.
With their first European tour completed in spring 2017 – having playing sold out dates across Germany and Holland in support of The Doors Alive – Du Bellows also recently invited John Perry (The Only Ones) to guest with them at the Half Moon in Putney, south west London. Perry was also invited back to play with Du Bellows at their sold out 'Unplugged' show at Olympic Studios in Barnes which was hosted by Chris Kimsey. With Seb Willis on lead guitar, Rich Leeds on bass and David Watkinson on drums, Du Bellows' live shows afford a rare depth of sound that has compelled Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin to say that "there is a cosmic counterpoint alive and well here”.
Du Bellows continue to impress and arrest with their full electric sets, while supporting established artists such as The Pretty Things, Pere Ubu, Garland Jefferys and Mick Ralphs Blues Band.
The track 'Black Wolf' – from the new EP – will be the band's first single release and will be accompanied by their first music video. It's a song whose power has been recognised and has been played (with their unreleased track 'Happiness') on the Adam Walton Show on BBC Radio Wales. They have also appeared as live guests on the Gaby Roslin Show on BBC Radio London and on the Ruth Barnes Show on Amazing Radio.