Congratulations to Cowboy Mach Bell on his induction into the New England Music Hall of Fame.
The inductions Ceremony is being held Sept 30th at the Regent Theater Arlington, MA. Ticket link below
Mach Bell is by far the best vocalist during the high energy glam rock scene of the 80’s. We believe he is the best to this date.
Cowboy Mach never worked at the rodeo, and he can’t even ride a horse. Classically trained on the cello as a child, Mach switched to the electric guitar during the Swinging 60’s and in the early 70’s he switched again, this time to lead singer.
Bell’s rock’n’roll career blossomed, leading to gigs that included five years touring and recording with Boston’s THUNDERTRAIN (1974-80), a brief stint working as a roustabout with Circus Vargas, and a wild ride with Aerosmith lead guitarist in exile, Joe Perry.
“Cowboy Mach, Joe Pet and Danny Hargrove. Without a doubt the wildest and most fun bunch of guys I ever played with. It was rocking as close to the edge as I will ever get. Truly a band of pirates.” – Joe Perry in his autobiography “Rocks”
It was Perry who gave Bell his nickname “Cowboy” during their time writing, recording and touring together in the JOE PERRY PROJECT (Once a Rocker Always a Rocker MCA Universal/Geffen Records).
A lifelong diarist, Bell kept journals about his rock’n’roll exploits. In 2019 “Once a Rocker Always a Rocker: A Diary” was released as a book to a great reception. The audiobook edition hit the market a year later.
Most recently, Cowboy’s twenty-year music memoir “I Gotta Rock” (Cowboy calls it a “prequel, sequel and return to the gritty scene” of the first book) appeared in late 2021.
Cowboy continues to travel, appearing at book signings, media events and artist panels.
Next up: More music! Leading a newly formed, hard-rock quartet called the MACH BELL EXPERIENCE.
Bell also enjoyed sharing his music and entertainment knowledge with young people. A new career in education found Mach and he shared his love of music with students aged 5 through 19 for the next 25 years. Employed first (for 15 years) at a small private school and later, until his retirement a decade later, managing the music room and coaching/ producing music shows and variety performances at a homeschool resource center, the Macomber Center, in Framingham MA
When he’s not writing books or rocking, Cowboy’s favorite pastimes include screenwriting, filmmaking, flower gardening, cooking and beachcombing. With his wife, Julia by his side and their sidekick, a Bombay cat named Lucky.
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