Kevin Bell is both Priest and poet,
essentially a gentle man, a
who yet writes from the heart
hard-hitting, thought provoking
songs which make one question
the very structure of modern
‘Repatriation’ offers a very real
view of the deep sorrow felt by the
Army Chaplain charged with the
sad duty of welcoming home the
bodies of fallen comrades, whereas
‘Heal The Flag’ is the despairing
cry of an army veteran trying to
make his way back into society.
Press and PR
Kevin Bell is no stranger to the media spotlight – in addition to several spots on Anglian TV, he has appeared on the BBC’s Songs of Praise programme.
A largely self-taught musician, Kevin plays both electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, and is an enthusiatic student of the Irish bouzouki.
“Poetry”, he says, “is integral to my journey through life” – and he is indeed a prolific author of both songs and poems…
When Kevin first performed some of his songs in public – at a Cathedral School service in Hereford cathedral – the audience were so taken with them that they urged Kevin and the School to have them recorded. The school approached veteran producer and musician Peter Goodall at Hereford music Studios who immediately
set about the musical arrangements.
Peter Goodall takes up the story: “When we heard the material it was impossible to say No. These songs are deeply thought provoking, and their relevance to the present conflicts in Iran and Afghanistan demand as wide an audience as possible”.
When it came to recording the children of the Cathedral School continued their close involvement and support of the project by providing full vocal and instrumental backing to Kevin’s performance, and – to complete the picture – one of the Cathedral School pupils provided the original painting for the CD cover.
REPATRIATION c/w HEAL THE FLAG
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