PRESS REVIEWS & QUOTES

REVIEWS

FACE TO FACE REVIEW BY BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE

TOM BELL FACE TO FACE Independent Was not sure what to expect from this CD with it’s very plain cover image of the artist sitting and smiling at you from his arm chair as if going to conduct a seminar. Well in a way that is what he does BUT he uses his piano to do...

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“FACE TO FACE” REVIEW BY INTERNATIONAL PIANO MAGAZINE

Face To Face Works by Bell, Chopin, Lux Lewis, Beethoven and Pinetop Smith Tom Bell (pf) www.tombellpiano.co.uk, 45 mins **** “An intriguing disc which at first glance looks like it shouldn’t work, but does. Boogie-woogie and blues (by Bell and others) are...

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“FACE TO FACE REVIEW” BY THE MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

“A versatile and unique performer choosing, unusually, to combine classical pieces and boogie piano in the same album. Equally at home in both, his lightness of touch gives a most pleasurable experience for the discerning listener” – The...

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“FACE TO FACE” REVIEW BY DAVID ALLEN, EREWASH SOUND RADIO

This is the first time I have been asked to review a music CD and what a CD this is. Tom Bell is only in his twenties, but he has already made a name for himself as an outstanding pianist and is often described as “a young Jools Holland”. He is a very accomplished...

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Face to Face Review by mainlypiano.com

Album Review: Face To Face Tom Bell Face To Face Tom Bell 2016 / Tom Bell 45 minutes Review by Kathy Parsons: www.mainlypiano.com I’ve reviewed more than 1900 albums in the last eighteen or nineteen years, and I have to say that I’ve never heard one quite like Tom...

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“FACE TO FACE” REVIEW BY COLIN CLARKE, FANFARE MAGAZINE (USA)

FACE TO FACE  Tom Bell (pn)  TOM BELL NO NUMBER (44:47) BELL Bell’s Boogie. “F” Boogie. Sunday Morning Blues. Friday’s Groove CHOPIN Etudes: C, op. 10/1; c, op. 25/12. Ballade No. 4 LUX LEWIS (arr. Bell) Honky Tonk Train Blues BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 14 in c#:...

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QUOTES

"the frivolity is infectious, the atmosphere closer to a live performance than the studio; but underlying all of this is Bell's rock solid sense of rhythm"

International Piano Magazine

"Tom Bell is beyond exceptional. To conceive and achieve such mastery of the piano shows a talent beyond his years; his music allowed me to explore, dream and discover"

Des Coleman

TV Presenter, Actor and Singer: ITV News/ Eastenders

"A real talent and a tremendous prospect"

Daniel Smith

One of the UK's Leading Blues Pianists

"A talented pianist, writer and arranger, this is a CD that I’ll be playing for a long while. Whether you’re a classics fan, a blues fan, a boogie piano fan or even a jazz fan, I think there’s something here for everyone who likes classy piano music, played superbly"

Nottingham Hospitals Radio

"For one so young, he is rather accomplished on the ivories. I'm not sure if Jools Holland would tackle this variety as well as young Tom has" 

Blues Matters Magazine

"Tom Bell has the 88 keys from a wonderful musical world, where the beauty of boogie woogie and the lyricism of a sonata sound like heaven's bells"

Michael Limnios

Ambassador, Blues Hall of Fame

"A versatile and unique performer… his lightness of touch gives a most pleasurable experience"

The Musician Magazine

"Tom Bell: The Face of Classical Blues"

Blues in Greece

"balm to the soul... delivered by a young man of much talent... beautifully nuanced, incredibly tender at heart; yet he has all the technical arsenal at his command"

Fanfare Magazine (USA)

"I’ve reviewed more than 1900 albums in the last eighteen or nineteen years, and I have to say that I’ve never heard one quite like Tom Bell’s Face to Face... What an inspiring and amazing discovery Tom Bell is! Face to Face is an album that needs to be heard to be believed"

mainlypiano.com

"I was immediately struck by the brilliance of his playing and I marvelled at his outstanding keyboard skills"

Erewash Sound Radio

FACE TO FACE

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