A multi-instrumental trio playing original songs and covers in an Americana, folk, bluegrass style...

 About Us

Unique on the West Country music scene, Oconee Bell perform an entertaining, toe-tapping mix of transatlantic music that draws upon a variety of influences including Americana, folk, and bluegrass.

Their abundant experience coupled with their innate musicality combines impeccable arrangements of engaging popular covers as well as thoughtful and insightful original songs.

Becca Roberts - singer, songwriter, guitar and banjo
Charles Harrison - fiddle, viola, and percussion
Will Helton - dobro, cello, and pedal steel guitar

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Meet The Band

Will Helton

Will has loved music in one form or other since early childhood. His first instrument was a cheap, pasteboard uke that he played along with his favourite TV show tunes.

After moving to Germany in his 20s, he played electric bass in Big Blues alongside German blues sensation, Michael van Merwyk.

After joining Oconee Bell, Will took up some new instruments to help shape the sound of the band and now his innate musicianship adds flair and style on dobro, cello, and pedal steel.

Becca Roberts

Becca is a singer/songwriter from Dorset. She is the main songwriter in Oconee Bell and plays the guitar, banjo and mandolin. She has previously been part of the duo 'The May Dolls' and a vocalist in the touring theatre group 'The Johnny Cash Roadshow'.

When not playing music, Becca can be found roaming the Dorset and Somerset countryside.

Charles Harrison

Charles plays the fiddle, viola and occasional stomp box and vocal harmony in Oconee Bell. Charles is a musician and composer whose experience has placed him in many ensembles across a range of genres, from folk to classical; from swing to punk.

When not playing music, Charles can often be found writing and composing music, either for commissions or personal projects. Alongside these innovative skills, Charles runs a creative business that specialises in producing immersive audio/visual content for events and experiences.