Mr. Bella - facebook Mr. Bella - bandcamp Current band members: Erin Marie - Vocals Amir DaBiri - Bass/Synth/Back up vox Noah Thompson - Guitar, back up vox Cristian Ripoll - Drums The band came together in 1997, with the idea of blending their various favorite sonics, from bouncy, infectious Old Wave through jagged, energetic New Metal, into their own new and unique identity. The dynamic results immediately struck a chord with music fans whose tastes run throughout the ambiguous terrain of modern rock fans who don't care what you call it, they only care that it's good. Mr. Bella's self-produced CD, Ka-Boom!, quickly sold out, and the group's mesmerizing live sets earned them a reputation as one of Florida's most buzzworthy new acts. The 2002 release of "...premise" showed that the band had matured exponentially since the Ka-Boom! days & their command of compelling melody and the heavy groove had only grown stronger with experience and ever-increasing attention. They followed that with the darker and heavier "Too Far" album in 2006, which was signed to an online digital distribution deal and continues to receive great reviews. Their shows have become consistently among the Bay area's most talked-about live-music spectacles. Aggro-diva Erin Marie alternately snarls and soars over Noah Thompson's meaty, textured guitar work, anchored and deftly complemented by Amir DaBiri's throbbing, energetic basslines and the locked-in rhythms of Cristian Ripoll. Mr. Bella gained the respect of their peers and an ever-growing audience by refusing to be pigeonholed, and creating their own eclectic yet immensely appealing post-alternative persona. They do their own thing - their own thing just happens to be a timely, spectrum-spanning interpretation of modern rock's best elements. Mr. Bella has supported such disparate recording artists as Sevendust, Taproot, Tantric, Hoobastank, Lit, The Exies, The Toadies, Oleander, Marcy's Playground, Plumb, Hollywood Undead, Sumack, 10 Years, The Almost, The Safety Suit, and Full Devil Jacket and are currently performing showcases in support of their upcoming 2009 CD release, titled "Cross My Heart", produced & engineered by Brett Hestla (of the Warner Bros. band Dark New Day).