Wild Belle is from Chicago and is composed of a brother and sister, Elliott and Natalie Bergman. You may not have heard of them, but you’ve no doubt heard them. They’ve been on Conan and had songs on the movie soundtracks of The Way, Way Back and Pitch Perfect.
The siblings collaboration came about unintentionally. From Wikipedia: “NOMO‘s Elliot Bergman had spent the better part of the summer building and recording electric kalimbas in Brooklyn, when label-mate, producer/multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee asked him to send over a kalimba track for his new album. Lee, based in London, added some funky drums, bass and a smattering of steel drums, and sent it back to Bergman. When Bergman’s sister, Natalie, heard the instrumental track destined for Shawn’s album, she decided that she had to add some vocals. She stayed up all night writing the tune and recorded the vocals in Garage Band. The happy result is a great groove called “Upside Down”, and NOMO’s first vocal tune in ages. Elliott and Natalie decided to branch off with their own project and chose the name, Wild Belle.
Have a great Monday! ~Phil