Antonio Bello & friends
In 1999 Antonio Bello Moved to Aruba and shortly joined Crystal Breeze, performing regularly at local venues and hotels. In the mean time he came with the idea to put a blues band together and formed Antonio Bello Blues Band. It all started in 2003 as a personal project performing at Café Chaos with Rene Kannegieter as lead vocals; Gino Roumou on bass; drummer † Ajoun Chun and Angelo Kock on keys. Together they introduced Blues music and eventually made it popular on the island. Over the course of time Antonio Bello Blues band has known a transition of musicians such as Arthur Birza (drums); Arnold Mohamed (bass); Daniel Camacho (drums); † Hildward Croes (keyboard); Rien Hurkmans (vocals); Jose Herrera (keyboard) and Michael Bremo (drums) who have contributed to its success.
It was Always Antonio’s desire to eventually pay a visit again. 9 years later he will share the stage along with old-time band buddies Rene, Angelo and joining forces with music friends Rowald de Graaff on drums and John van Balen on bass, who have shared musical experiences and occasional jams in the past. Together they will perform as Antonio Bello & Friends and will take you on a thrilling Blues journey.
Antonio Bello courtesy of Cambayá Records.