Amy Belle and Audrey Nugent met when they both joined The Alice Band. After some but not sufficient success, they were cast adrift from their record label at the time and went their separate ways for several years.
During this time, Audrey wrote with several exciting artists including Chris Martin of Coldplay and Tim Wheeler of Ash. Amy famously performed on stage with Rod Stewart at the Royal Albert Hall and went on to sign a record deal with Epic in New York.
Having formed a strong bond whilst negotiating the treacherous waters of survival in a country/pop band, the two never completely lost contact and when Amy relocated back to London from Glasgow, they found themselves living down the road from one another. Fate had indeed stepped in and the two began writing together.
A couple of years ago, Audrey and Amy decided to collaborate on a new album. Self funded and working mostly with friends and people helping out for the love of the project, they have produced an eclectic and often beautifully moving album entitled 'Seeing Stars', recorded at KT Tunstall's residential studio in Hungerford in 2012. With standout tracks such as 'Doves', 'Bones' and 'I Decide', visually vivid lyrics and luxuriant harmonies over strong guitar lines are the order of the day.
Upon release of their debut album 'Seeing Stars' in March 2013, Nugent & Belle were featured on the Itunes UK 'New and Noteworthy' section. They were soon picked up by RollingStone.com for their 'Daily Download' feature which then lead to Jason Kramer at the famous KCRW in L.A. championing the girls on his nighttime radio show.
Having already toured in North America and Europe, the girls have no lack of experience on stage. They finished 2014 on a high, having opened for Robert Plant at several shows in the UK and Ireland and have just announced more shows with him this year. They have also supported Rodriguez in Italy, Switzerland and at The Royal Albert Hall and will open for Counting Crows at their only UK show this year.
2015 is sure to continue to be an interesting year for this brilliant little band.