By Destiny Brown
Brittany Bell and Johnny Mullen are no strangers to the Gulf Coast music scene. You’ve seen their individual names on marquees all over the Island, and if you’ve had the pleasure to attend one of their live performances, you most likely nodded at a patron next to you and whispered “Damn…they’re good.” If you enjoyed hearing them solo, get ready because the two have now combined their talents as a duo; the perfect musical match up.
“I think we were fans of each other’s playing and finally got together to try it out and are super excited about this new musical venture,” Mullen said.
When you take Bell’s bluesy, soulful voice and Mullen’s hot guitar licks, it’s a recipe for perfection. With Bell on vocals and guitar and Mullen on guitar and lead guitar, the duo performs a variety of cover songs like Johnny Cash, Pat Benatar, Pink Floyd, Avett Brothers, upbeat acoustic pop and a few of Bell’s originals.
“The sets are really fun and we usually do a few medleys a set that Brittany put together which make it flow well,” Mullen said.
Bell and the Bull can be found at venues on the Island throughout the week. They perform at GTs on the Bay, Cosmos, Cobalt, Big Beach Brewing and more local venues.
“I think the most enjoyable thing about playing together is the mutual respect and professionalism,” Mullen said. “t think it really helps that we laugh off our mistakes and it’s nice to know your bandmate has your back with an extra cable or string when they eventually break.”