Click on the link here for Audio Player – Voice of the Beehive – BBC In Concert Series – 1991 – BBC Radio 1
One of the shorter-lived bands in the early 90s alternative lexicon. Voice of The Beehive consisted primarily of the Belland Sisters, Tracy and Melissa who were originally from Los Angeles, and settled in London where the idea for Voice of The Beehive was hatched.
Getting together with Daniel Woodgate, Mike Jones and Martin Brett, Voice of The Beehive was born. And from 1986 until their demise in 1996 they released three studio and two compilation albums. They had moderate success in the U.S., UK and Australia, with their first two albums being the biggest sellers.
Tonight it’s the band, recorded in London for the In Concert series at The BBC, in 1991 – during the high point in their career.
Like so many bands at the time – they were good, but somehow got lost in the avalanche. What makes one band a household name and another an obscurity, even though they have equal measures of talent going for them, remains a mystery.
It would probably be safe to say they have been overlooked in the long run, but they had too much talent between them to feel that assessment was justified by any stretch.
A good and capable band with a lot of good material – you decide.
And play loud too, while you’re at it.