ARTICLE DONE BY THE REVUE Bella Cat arguably has the most enthralling, soulful voice in the area. Belting lyrics reminiscent of the great soul-blues singers of the past, the young woman from Old Chelsea, Quebec – which is about 15-minutes north of Ottawa – released a terrific debut EP this year entitled, Corrupted, which was reviewed earlier this year.
While the blues, soul, and jazz arrangements are extremely well done and the melodies catchy like the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s, it is Bella Cat’s booming, powerful voice that completely overwhelms you. She’s played a few shows in the area, and now she’ll be winning over new fans when she plays at the RBC Bluesfest on Thursday, July 10 at 6:00. Her set takes place in the intimate Barney Danson Theatre, which may not be big enough to hold in the powerful voice of Bella Cat.