Belle Mare is a collaboration between songwriters Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone. The duo met at an open mic in Brooklyn during the winter of 2012, and recorded an EP that was released the following year.
With the addition of Tara Rook (Keyboards), Rob Walbourne (Drums) and Gary Atturio (Bass), Belle Mare performed a live video session at Manhattan’s Electric Lady Studio, at which they caught the attention of Grammy-winner Tom Elmhirst and Ben Baptie.
Elmhirst offered the band his studio at Electric Lady to record an EP with Baptie at the helm as producer. The band entered the studio shortly thereafter, beginning with two songs recorded in the course of a weekend. Eventually, they would go on to record a full-length album, with sessions dispersed months apart, spanning the better part of two years. Though each of these songs began as a bedroom demo by Bushell and Servidone, they evolved into more expressive, dynamic arrangements, with Baptie and the band adding their respective talents to the material.