These days, Lyle Bell is best known for his work in The Wet Secrets and Shout Out Out Out Out.
The singer/guitarist got his start in Mollys Reach -- one of Edmonton's most exciting bands of the late '90s -- along with singer/bassist Sean Rivalin, guitarist Randy Diachuk and drummer/promoter Steve Derpack.
They released three albums, including 1996's Hi-Fi and Stereo (Passion/BMG), which featured the band's minor radio hit, Poppysong. They took part in one of the first Internet-fuelled battle-of-the-bands contests (sponsored by Ernie Ball). They opened for Australian pop duo Savage Garden at the Coliseum in 2000.
Shortly after, Mollys Reach fizzled out. They never officially announced their break-up ... they just started working on other projects and never got back together again. Until now. The foursome will play a one-off reunion show on Saturday, Nov. 4 at The Needle Vinyl Tavern. Tickets are available at yeglive.ca.
Bell recently joined Agnes + Sandra's Three-Way to talk about the reunion, recording a new/old song, and revisiting the band's album, particularly their third and final release, Vertigogo. (Pick it up at the gig if you don't have a copy, it's glorious!)