NYE Dublin – College Green

looking forward to ringing in the new year with you…. we’ll be on stage @ college green tomorrow at 10:10pm.


Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

It being the most wonderful time of year, we recorded something for y’all in our dressing room in Dundalk the other night. Here’s Little Drummer Boy featuring Mr. Dominic Phillips on vocals! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all!

Stocking Stuffers!


having a difficult time finding that perfect stocking stuffer for someone special? ….santa suggests picking up a copy of field recordings from the elves in the bell x1 shoppe!

order now and you’ll have plenty of time to gift wrap as you see fit: http://www.bellx1.com/shop/FieldRecordings.htm

Happy New Year!

happy to announce that the full band will be taking part in this years nye dublin countdown concert on college green. more details as they become available….  http://www.nyedublin.ie/


Waterford Tonight @ Theatre Royal


Tonight the acoustic tour rolls on to Waterford & the stately Theatre Royal.
We’ll be on stage @8pm. http://main.bellx1.com/tour/

Acoustic Tour 2012 – Ireland on Sale!

 The Acoustic Tour of Ireland is on sale today!  Ticket links here:  http://main.bellx1.com/tour/

Acoustic Tour in Europe Announced

 Wilkommen. Bienvenue. Happy to announce Acoustic Tour dates in Europa. Most on sale next Tues!

(note: all North American dates NOW on sale.
Links here: http://main.bellx1.com/tour/)

North American Acoustic Tour Dates Announced.

Whoa…..  we are going on an ACOUSTIC TOUR.  North American dates Announced Today.  Most on sale Friday.

75 Years Ago Today.

On this day 75 years ago Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan went missing. This one is for them.


This Week’s Field Recording: “Flame” Divan Du Monde – Pars

Unlike a lot of the acoustic-ish versions of the songs, where we took them back to how they were born, Flame came into the world fully formed in shiny nylon, with a key-change and everything!  So we took it elsewhere for these gigs, a little bit country, veering dangerously close to reggae if we get the tempo wrong…or so Phil says.On this night in Paris, there was a snowstorm which cancelled a lot of public transport so thank you to all those who made it.  Driving in and finding parking in Montmartre is a ballache at the best of times, and those hills were made all the more fun by the ice and snow…wreck the renter!!