Sandra Bell Profile

Syd Newman
23 Jun 2015

Born in a “redundant gold mining town on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand,” Sandra Bell began writing and playing music in her early teens.

“We shifted to an isolated pine forest, central North Island, 16 miles from the nearest shop, the isolation meant I had a lot of time to dream and create.”

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Sandra Bell's 2013 single Ampelmann, released via Powertool Records
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Sandra Bell in Berlin, 1997
Photo credit: Photo by Micheala Sangl
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Sandra Bell, in Seacliff, Otago, 1988
Photo credit: Photo by Pamela Gordon
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Sandra Bell in Dunedin, 1995
Photo credit: Photo by Nigel Yates
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Sandra Bell in Berlin, 1997
Photo credit: Photo by Micheala Sangl
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Sandra Bell and poet David Merritt, The Empire, Dunedin, 1991
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Sandra Bell - Holding (1998)
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Sandra Bell at Schokoladen, Berlin 2004
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Sandra Bell, 1995
Photo credit: Photo by Nigel Yates
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Sandra Bell with Dianne Civil, Auckland, 2013
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The 2015 reissue on cassette and digitally of 1991's Dreams Of Falling
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Sandra Bell outside Wanganui's Eye Of The Night, 2008
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Sandra Bell - Fatal Shore ( directed by Azalia Snail, filmed in New Zealand October 2008)
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The self-printed cover for 1986's Blackbirds
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Sandra Bell at the 2014 Auckland Peter Gutteridge show where she played support
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Sandra Bell with The Modern Pants, Berlin, 2004
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Sandra bell - Xway Vision (Live in Dunedin, 1991)
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Sandra Bell at Brooklyn, NYC's Secret Project Robot, 2012
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Record shopping at Pier Platters, New Jersey, USA. L to R: Sandra Bell, Alastair Galbraith, Peter Jefferies, Jeff Economy, 1993.
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Sandra Bell - Industrial Night (Dianne Civil drums and John White on violin - live in Lyttelton, October 5, 2008. Filmed by Azalia Snail)
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Sandra Bell in Seacliff, Otago, 1988
Photo credit: Photo by Pamela Gordon
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Sandra Bell with St Petersburg accordion player Dr Bayan, Berlin 2004
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Sandra Bell with The Modern Pants, Berlin, 2004
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Sandra Bell in Berlin with Nicholas Young at the Duncker Club, 1997
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Sandra Bell with Germany's Ship Of Ara, Berlin, 2013
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Red Leaves, a 1995 double A-sided blue vinyl 7-inch. The other side was by John Davis and it was released on US indie Road Cone.
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Sandra Bell - Longtime (live at Mighty Mighty, Wellington, 2008 with Dianne Civil and John White, filmed by Clare O'Leary)
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Sandra Bell in Auckland, 1984
Photo credit: Photo by Vicki Hamill
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Sandra Bell, Nicholas Young and Uli Gosaer, Berlin 1997
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Sandra Bell at Auckland's Kings Arms, 2012
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Sandra Bell, Berlin 1997
Photo credit: Photo by Micheala Sangl
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A publicity shot of Sandra Bell in Dunedin taken for the 1995 Chord release
Photo credit: Photo by Nigel Yates
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Sandra Bell with Matthew Thornicroft at The Empire, Dunedin, 1996
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Xpressway


Flying Nun


Volcanic Productions


IMD


Whiplash Productions


VHF


Zabriskie Point


Roadcone


Turbulence Records


Powertool


Industrial Tapes