Via Bella

Via Bella, Rand and Erin Bellavia
(Bandcamp) (HearNow) (Patreon) (Facebook) (Twitter) (Instagram)  Via Bella (aka Erin and Rand Bellavia) are a nerd rock band from Buffalo, NY.  Their songs address many fandoms, including Agent/Peggy/Captain Carter, A Wrinkle in Time, Mr. Rogers, the October Daye books, Sesame Street, and the Princess Bride. Their debut album The Way of Beauty was released in 2018. 

In January 2023, Erin was the Toastmistress at GAFilk. She has been nominated for 7 Pegasus Awards, including a 2021 nomination with Merav Hoffman and Seanan McGuire for the Via Bella song “Dear Seanan.” In 2022, she took on the role of co-conchair for FilKONtario.

Rand’s other band Ookla the Mok were the Music Guest of Honor at FenCon in 2014.  Rand co-wrote the theme song to Disney’s Fillmore, and (True Story) his voice is the first thing you hear on Gym Class Heroes’ Billboard top five hit “Cupid’s Chokehold.” Rand released a solo album (The Tips of My Fingers) in 2021 and a Bandcamp exclusive EP in 2022. He has twice had the most requested song of the year on Dr. Demento, won the Logan Award for Best Original Comedy song in 2014, and has been nominated for 23 Pegasus Awards, winning 4.

Rand plays guitar. They both sing. Erin’s been known to wear a costume or two. Come see what all the fuss is about. 

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