The Bella Cullen Project

by Nikki Tranter

1 July 2008

 

How’s this for cool? Three teenagers from Arlington, TX, have started a rock band as a tribute to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight book series. The girls, aged 14 and 15, have composed original tracks all dealing in one way or another with Meyer’s vampiric works.

On Wednesday, an MTV camera crew will film one of their performances at the George W. Hawkes Central Library in Arlington.

The Star-Telegram has an update on the event here, which also includes an interview with the bandmates. Their comments about discovering in the Twilight books a way to define themselves and their teen-ness are rather fascinating. One of the girls is quoted: “I really admire [Meyer’s] her ability to get human nature right. The way that she shows people in this amazing, true light is really inspiring to me.”

After the Wednesday show, the girls will perform on 1 August at Arlington’s Parks Barnes & Noble store to celebrate the release of the fourth book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn.

Bella Cullen Project’s MySpace page is here. Skip around the CD player a bit ‘til you find the song “Switzerland”. It’s great.

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