Bella first began writing song lyrics and piano music at age 13. At 17
she took up guitar and today also plays bass guitar and drums.
Encouraged by her father to believe that she could pursue a career in
anything she wanted she sought to join a rock band …
age of 20 she began working as a professional performance/recording
artist as lead/rhythm guitarist in London based all-girl rock band “Arcana”. She then went on to take professional vocal lessons with Roger Kain.
On relocating to Devon Bella formed female fronted 80’s metal cover
band “Hells Belles” as lead vocalist/guitarist, with guitarist/backing
vocalist Karen Blake and drummer Ian Hoare. She joined forces with Ian
again a few years later as lead vocalist in punk/rock band “Exhibit A”.
He later recruited her for backing vocals and bass guitar on his
charity CD recorded at Trendy Cat Studios in 1998.
point her powerful heavy metal vocal skills had also caught the
attention of Matt Adams, now of “Destruction Preventer”, and for a short
spell she was vocalist in his heavy metal band “Outrider”. She then
relocated to Hastings as a solo acoustic act where she performed her own
unique interpretation of rock/pop covers as well as her own original
work under the name “Adryanna Victoria Frances”.
Keen to make a
change from rock/metal vocals and leaning more towards
gothic/alternative/metal Bella had over the years been writing material
using a completely different, pure, and more ethereal vocal style,
linked with spoken words & chanting. She formed “Catharsis”, in
which various bassists and drummers were a part, until she returned to
Devon in 2011. Having until then been a completely self taught
guitarist, she became a correspondence guitar student of “Tom Hess Music
Corporation” to take her playing to Virtuoso level.
haunting vocals and poetic lyrics, combined with melodic guitar that
transcends into her unique overdriven rhythm/lead playing, and
commanding spoken word, take you to a fairytale world of gothic imagery.