Midweek Bellino Break Episode 4: Clara's Black and White Memories!
What is your favorite memory from growing up?
InterMixx independent music magazine #115 Since 1988 InterMixx has been supporting and promoting the talented indie artists of the world. This is where the real music is. Read it here!
Tune-in to my YouTube channel every Wednesday at noon PST for our new series: Midweek Bellino Break!
Here is Episode #1 - February 26, 2014!
Big thank you to Ed Ovett for featuring me in his 2-Song Spotlight today. Have a listen below. Go here to check out Ed's other Spotlights. Thanks Ed :)
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A big thank you to Heidi Drockelman and IMC for this great review featured on indie-music.com. I feel very blessed for this recognition and well written article. The article reviews "This is Happiness-Hand in Hand". Please check out my artist spotlight at the link below!
It has been a great, busy last week traveling and performing around the Los Angeles area. I was surrounded by the supportive, talented community of IMC in Los Angeles, California. Being a panelist for Women in Music and Songwriters for IMC 2013 was wonderful. A big thank you goes out to Nöel Ramos, Barbara Haid, and all involved!
Front left, Director and Founder of
the IMC Noêl Ramos, posing with Songwriting panel: Clara Bellino, Jan Linder-Koda and Debe Gunn, and all attendants.
My song This Is Happiness is currently trending on Reverb Nation and was featured in a showcase about Women Poets on Berkeley's KPFA 94.1 FM hosted by Global Val Ibarra June 3rd, you can listen here.
This is a link to "Hand In Hand - The Documentary", with Bobby Sharp, author of "Unchain My Heart": http://bit.ly/K7U3JM
In it Bobby talks about some of his Tin Pan Alley experiences and the song he gave me to release which he wrote in 1947. "Hand In Hand" is Bobby's last recording, at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. He was on top of the world happy. We sing the song as a duet, which is only available on the hard copy of the CD @ CDBaby . The piano track you hear on the video is Bobby playing, we sing together at the end of the documentary. Hope you enjoy it, it gets to me every time.
The video is also included on my last release "This Is Happiness - Hand In Hand", an enhanced CD with 3 videos.
R.I.P. Robert Louis Sharp a.k.a Bobby Sharp
November 26, 1924 - January 29, 2013
It is with great sadness that I share with you that our Bobby is gone: Bobby Sharp, author of Unchain My Heart and many songs, friend extraordinaire, died peacefully January 29 at Kaiser Hospital. He fell last week and did not recover from the complications. Our Bobby is now with the Angels. Rest In Peace Bobby, you are loved.
photos by Kris Mikkelson
Thank you to all who got me to #15 out of 308 to play on the main stage @ #Midem. Today, Jan. 29, is the last day of Midem in Cannes and I am so grateful I got to attend the conference. The music industry is a very interesting place: "All the actors in the ongoing conversation can be found at Midem". It's true: there are artists, producers, promoters, publishers, ad agency reps, managers, countries, brands, attorneys, PROs. It is great that we all get together and discuss what we can all do collectively.
Bobby Sharp with Fantasy Studios Director Jeffrey Wood and Engineer Mixer extraordinaire Adam Muñoz
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Let's work it out and have fun! I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you!
On the set of the video for my Single, available on CDBaby: "This Is Happiness".
Scott Yanow, jazz historian and journalist:
"Clara Bellino is a delightful singer/songwriter who has an attractive voice, a way with words, and a knack for writing catchable melodies. Her CD, This Is Happiness – Hand In Hand, is notable in a few ways. Her song “This Is Happiness” is quite infectious and will have listeners singing along. “Hand In Hand” is a previously unrecorded song by the legendary Bobby Sharp (best known for “Unchain My Heart”) that has Clara duetting with the 87-year old songwriter. In addition, the enhanced CD has fun videos of both of the songs plus a documentary that is a discussion with Bobby Sharp about his life.
"Give this CD a listen (and a look) and if you like what you see and hear, tell your readers and listeners. Clara Bellino is a talent well worth discovering."
Greg Hoffman, official Chet Helms biographer:
“Clara Bellino brings much more than her amazing vocal talent to the stage. She also brings a sparkling personality that wraps her sweetness, vulnerability, humor and sensuousness into one very appealing package. She is, on large stage or small, a complete performer.”