Burning Ember


Canadian singer-song writer Steve Bell has been on the road for over twenty-five years pouring his heart and faith into his music. After thousands of concerts, two Canadian Juno Awards and seventeen albums, he's still touring from church to church playing wherever he can.

Despite a faithful fanbase, including many powerful supporters, the man once considered "Canada's best kept musical secret" and "the next Michael W. Smith" has never achieved the elusive "breakout" in the United States market - a breakout that would mean financial freedom to keep doing what he does.

Now, at the age of 54, after years of physical, financial and emotional struggles, Steve Bell has been given a rare opportunity to play a private concert at CBS Studios in Hollywood that could change it all.

Quick Facts about Steve...

● raised in musical, recording and touring family, learning to play guitar in Drumheller Prison when he was 8 yrs. old (father was a federal prison chaplain.)

● member of Winnipeg's acclaimed Elias, Schritt and Bell in early 80's and active in Winnipeg's studio and night-club scene throughout the decade

● since 1989 has independently released 18 solo CDs with combined sales nearing 400,000 units.

● CDs have been awarded 2 JUNOs with another two nominated. In 2015, Steve's 4-disc set Pilgrimage won a JUNO for best packaging design by Roberta Hansen.

● CDs have won 2 Western Canadian Music awards, numerous Covenant and Prairie Music awards including Producer of the Year in 2002

● since 1989 has performed over 1500 concerts to over a half million people in 15 countries including Ireland, Bulgaria, India, Thailand, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Poland, and throughout the US and Caribbean.

● symphony concert have played to sold-out and capacity crowds in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Thunder Bay, Hamilton, Burlington, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Nashville and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Massey Hall.

● advocacy work has raised millions of dollars for organizations like World Vision, Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Compassion Canada

● recently released 18th career album 4 disc set, Pilgrimage, accompanied by a book written by John Stackhouse Jr. Pilgrimage celebrates Steve's 25th anniversary in the music biz.

● recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to select Canadians who have "made a significant contribution to their fellow countrymen, their community, or to Canada over the previous sixty years." Also recipient of the WSO's 2013 Golden Baton Award

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