The Opera Bell Band (St. Louis, MO) is a vaudeville-style musical comedy revue continuing the folk traditions of cajun, western, tin pan alley, sea shanty, and calypso music. Each Opera Bell Show is different than the last, featuring homemade props, vibrant costumes, tricks, schticks, and, most importantly, their befuddled and beloved host, Butternut the Pilot.
The Opera Bell Band's first full-length LP, Bell Slide, was released on June 15th of 2019. The album features 16 original songs, including both familiar tunes from live shows and never-before heard music. Their sound has been described as that of an “experimental jug band,” “cartoon-country,” and “new novelty.” The album was recorded live to tape with Kevin Buckley in November 2018.
Previously, the band’s first EP, Lazy, Tired, and Uninspired was released in February of 2017, and a single, 3 Songs From Summer Again, was released in November of 2017.