Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Bella's Bartok

All little children grow up, one day --- all except the bedazzled and glittered boys of Bella’s Bartok. Inspired by elements of Vaudeville, centuries of street performance, and an unyielding drive to promote camaraderie, Northampton, MA-based Bella’s Bartok delivers a passionate kaleidoscope of sound. The songs are born of Americana and folk music of their immigrant grandparents, blended with the joy of a particular brand of pop sensibility. Their performances are at once a primal stand against oppression and a declaration of joy in the face of adversity. From quiet reflections on loss, to the howl of justice in four-part harmony, Bella’s Bartok sonically and lyrically delivers a sweaty, soulful dance-party that is sure to leave the audience happily breathless.

Started in the dimly lit alleyways of Great Barrington, MA, Bella’s Bartok gradually evolved from street-punk performers to an electric, brass-filled, accordion-based spectacle that has continued to entertain audiences for nearly a decade. The line-up includes: Asher Putnam (Lead Vocals), Dan Niederhauser (Bass, Vocals), Crisco (Drums/Percussion, Vocals), Gershon Rosen (Trumpet, Vocals), and Alex Kogut (Accordion, Keyboard, Vocals). The band has shared the bill with musical acts such as Rubblebucket, Red Baraat, TOO MANY ZOOZ, Ghost of Paul Revere, Larry & His Flask, A Giant Dog, Jenny and the Mexicats, The Suitcase Junket, Parsonsfield, And the Kids, Rough Francis, Consider the Source, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Lespecial, West End Blend, Meat Puppets, World Inferno/Friendship Society, Pink Talking Fish, Rupa & the April Fishes, Arc Iris, and many more. Find Bella’s Bartok on a variety of stages, at a myriad of festivals, or on the street across the continental United States. Audiences often pick up on the band’s main influences such as Frank Zappa, System of a Down, Tom Waits and Oingo Boingo.

If you’ve never listened to Bella’s Bartok, stop what you’re doing right now. Run to the nearest computer and listen to their uproarious, joyful, eclectic sound. The band plays a mesmerizing mix of Eastern European, Americana, punk, and pop music. Their live shows are theatrical, “a mix of The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Rocky Horror Picture Show” says frontman Asher Putnam. “We are the night and you are bound to boogie.” So, do yourself a favor, practice a little self care, throw your societal inhibitions to the wayside and let yourself get lost to the tune of Bella’s Bartok --- before the tumult of daily life rears its ugly head once more.

Floors may be broken but hearts will be mended

I Have Worked With

  • December 2019

    Our own 2 day New Years Eve celebration featuring a custom set built by Bella's Bartok as well as all original music composed by Bella's Bartok.  This years event brought in 800+ attendees over the 2 nights

  • October 2019

    A mulit day Haloween event that is held in the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan.  It features multi diciplinary performances from around the world including both vaudville and musical acts

  • July 2019

    This is part of a music series hosted across the country where local arts councils can apply for a grant to help put on free public concerts in their towns

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Gershon
Job Title/Position: 
Musician
Physical Address: 
106 Hawley St
Northampton, MA 01060
Last Name: 
Rosen
Phone: 
9144333580

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Media - Audio / Sound
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Composition
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Folk
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - Traditional
Theater - General
Theater - Puppet
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Year Founded: 
2016
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Hebrew
Russian
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
150
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
N/A
Awards: 
N/A

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Full Pa, 32 Channel Board, 6 Vocal Mics, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys/Accordian, Trumpet
Fee Range Minimum: 
$2,500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
6
Maximum Number of Performers: 
20