The Band
The Recordings
The Chain Awards
 
No Reservations
Room Service
 

The Bellhops Story....so far

The Bellhops are Australia's Premier Award Winning Blues, Jump'n'Jive and Swing exponents and the 2003 Australian Blues Awards (The Chain Awards) Band of Year. Their latest release No Reservations was voted 2003 Australian Blues Album of the Year while their debut release Room Service was 1999 Runner Up for Blues Album of Year. Check Out The Album Reviews.

The Bellhops lineup is big and brassy, featuring their very own Horn Mafia  - the Brassholes.  The Bellhops are also blessed with the virtuoso guitar skills of John Russell whose slide guitar and comping work is among the best in Australia. The talents of Vocalist Ian Dittman and Rhythm Section of Steve Lovarini and Mark Roulston add to the wealth of riches in this superb outfit. Add to this to the substantial songwriting abilities of Dittman & Russell and you have a formidable combination of the 'must see' variety. Check Out The Player Biographies.

The main musical influences of The Bellhops is the Swing and Jive era of the late 40's, the Rock'n'Roll of the 50's, the  Soul and R&B of the 60's and the Blues music legacy of so many great Artists. The Bellhops pay tribute to these influences in their recorded work and also in their live performances with material drawn from artists such as Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett and James Brown. Check Out The Setlist.

The Bellhops can be found regularly playing around the Greater Sydney Region,  Wollongong and the Illawarra Region, Newcastle and the Central Coast Lakes Region, Goulburn and the Southern Highlands Region. They have even been spotted as far south as Victoria, (especially those Ski Field gigs) and as far north as Byron Bay (especially those resort gigs), as far west as Wagga Wagga or Mudgee (especially those Winery gigs). Check out the Gig Guide.


Some previously satisfied clients of
The Bellhops include:


And heres some Venues and Events that have happily hosted The Bellhops:
Darling Harbour Port Authority - Darling Harbour
The Eastcoast Blues & Roots Festival - Byron Bay
Pioneer Construction
The Australian Blues Music Festival - Goulburn
The Thredbo Chamber of Commerce
Mecure Grand Hotel - Bowral
Benson & Hedges
The ANA Hotel  - Sydney
Sceggs College
The Anchorage Resort - Port Stephens
Charles Sturt University
Lithgow Blues festival - Lithgow
The Cancer Council
The Sheraton Wentworth Hotel  - Sydney 
Australian Paper Mills
Queanbeyan Festival - Queanbeyan
Hyundai
Star City Casino - Sydney
The Shop Distributive & Allied  Employees Union
New Orleans Food & Wine Festival - The Rocks Sydney
The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Crawdaddies Quarters - Penrith
The Rocks Marketing Authority  - Sydney Cove
Malacoota Blues Festival - Malacoota
Sydney Olympic Park Authority - Sydney Olympic Park
The Hilton Hotel  - Sydney
  The Great Southern Blues & Rockabilly Festival

For further information please e-mail us  at ian@bellhops.com.au.

Copyright Notice

Bellhops Winners of 2003 Chain Awards Australian Blues Album of The Year for 'NO RESERVATIONS' and 2003 Australian Blues Band of the Year - Nominated for Blues Album of the Year in 1998 for 'ROOM SERVICE'