In early 2016, recording engineer and songwriter Evan Daniel Kornblum began working on a few “back pocket” song ideas he had, and thus was born Pocket Bells. Calling on a few of his friends to play on the EP, the group had three quick rehearsals and recorded most of the music in one 15-hour session at Mobtown Studios. Drummer Ben Zamzow and bassist Jay A Turner held down the monstrous rhythm section and Steve Gorschboth played piano and organ. Evan played guitar and also engineered – jumping from control room to live room and back again. Guest singer Melissa Wimbish stopped by the studio in the evening to contribute her signature sultry tones – and recorded much of the vocals in one take.
Armed with the energy of a rock band but the precision of a classical ensemble, each song is pulsing, urgent, and delicate. This once-“pop-up” band has since decided to make it their new full-time focus. Keith Tuttle will be on keys with Steve switching to guitar. With a new singer coming on board, the band is already halfway through writing a new record expected in mid-2017.
Guitar by Evan Daniel Kornblum
Drums by Benjamin Zamzow
Bass by Jay A Turner
Keyboards by Steve Gorschboth
Vocals by Melissa Wimbish
Produced, mixed and engineered by Evan Kornblum
Mastered by Brad Blackwood