Tina Bell was the guide singer of Bam Bam, an early grunge band that went on to inspire many other functions in Seattle’s grunge motion.
SEATTLE — Seattle audio icons collected at Central Saloon Friday to fork out tribute to a person of the early influencers of the grunge scene, Tina Bell.
Tina Bell was the frontwoman of Bam Bam, an early grunge band that went on to inspire quite a few grunge large hitters from Seattle. She passed absent in 2012.
Matt Cameron, the former drummer of Bam Bam and Soundgarden and present drummer for Pearl Jam performed at the occasion along with Jenelle Roccaforte, Kendall Jones of Fishbone and Stone Gossard, direct guitarist for Pearl Jam.
TJ Martin, the son of Bam Bam founders Tina Bell and Tommy Martin, said the event was intended to commemorate the band’s impact on a motion that arrived to be connected with white guys.
“A large amount of people assume they have been type of early purveyors of the grunge scene,” Martin claimed. “In a group that was predominantly white male musicians, Bam Bam was led by a Black woman.”
“We’re type of course-correcting historical past, basically to remember their contributions to new music,” Martin said. “I consider men and women reduce sight of the courage it took for a youthful black woman, with kid, to be the frontwoman of a punk band in Seattle, Washington.”
“Bam Bam was the band that other bands came to see,” explained Shane Stone, former guitar tech for Tommy Martin.
“For a ton of people, this will be variety of a throwback or a blast to the past but for me, this is the soundtrack of my childhood,” Martin mentioned.