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Belinda Underwood


A QUICK HERSTORY: Belinda Underwood's first exposures to music occurred five nights a week while she was captive in her jazz-pianist-mother's womb. With birth, the nightly exposure continued while she napped under the piano in a car seat. After a childhood of violin lessons, harp lessons, orchestras and choirs, music became her choice when she fell in love with the upright bass at age sixteen. In high school she traveled as a bass player (on scholarship) to Australia with the Monterey Jazz Festival Honor Band, and in college she played and traveled with the UC Berkeley Wednesday Band

Underwood Uncurling

Label: Cosmik Muse Rekords
Released: 2005
Track listing: Born to Be Blue, Uncurling, Trees, Later Baby, How Deep Is the Ocean, World Peace Blues, Say My Name, You're Everything, You Don't Know Wqhat Love Is, Unspoken thought, Invitation , There Will Never Be Another You

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Belinda Underwood: Underwood Uncurling

Read "Underwood Uncurling" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Portland, Oregon-based vocalist/bassist Belinda Underwood opens her debut with Mel Torme's “Born To Be Blue," employing a vocal style that seems a curious mixture of coy guilelessness and sultry sensuality. Not bad for someone who started as an instrumentalist--bass, violin, baritone ukulele, piano, harp--and then started singing late in the game because she couldn't make her ...


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