Singer - Songwriter - Producer and Label Owner
"How i got my name? In 1969 Mickey ZapPow Williams saw me performing on stage. At that time
we use to wear white and blue outfits sometimes. After the show he would come around and call me
Blue Bells, he said: 'You sing like bells chiming' and that name stuck from ever since."
Blue Bells is Hector Wright, born in South Manchester, Jamaica in 1947. His parents were Icilda
and Rodrick Wright, Sisters Lotty and Gartel, Brothers Albert, Sam, John, Cutbert and Lenbert.
Hector grew up in Kingston 12 Trenchtown and Kingston 13 Maxfield Avenue and attended the
Kingston Technical High School. His earlier years were spent in the Patrick Town area.
His musical career started in 1969 when he was singing at the Kitty Kat Club on 5 Maxfield Ave.
in Kingston 13 and the Bohemian Night Club between Hagley Park Plaza and Hagley Park Road,
where he was the resident lead vocalist for many years.
He started recording at Dynamic Studio in 1972. His first productions were "All Dem Gal" and
"I Believe", and were financed by his cousin Constantine Byrd, then released on Blue Bells’ own
"Premier" label. Blue Bells then went on to Duke Reid's Treasure Isle Studio, where he met the
legendary Alton Ellis, Brent Dowe and the Melodians, Lloyd Parks and We The People Band
and others who were influential in his early development as a recording artist. He did back up
singing for many of the Treasure Isle artists, for example on Alton Ellis’ "Why Birds Follow Spring"
Black Ark Studio, with the Gladiators as the backing band, and including Ansel Collins, Bobby
Kalphat, Augustus Pablo, and Sticky Thompson, with Lee Perry as engineer. These were the
songs that made Blue Bells the icon that he is today. His best known song is "Come Along,”
which was released in the UK, Jamaica and USA at the time. Another Upsetter song, “Call me
Teacher,” wasn't released until 1978 on GG Ranglin's Typhoon label and became a number one
In 1979 Blue Bells was signed to Sonic Sounds Studio by Neville Lee, owner of the studio and
producer. Hector did songs like "My Ebony Eyes" and "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do." In 1980
Blue Bells became a member of Sir Coxson's Studio One camp, where he recorded a few songs,
none of which got released. From 1981 to 1997 he did a couple of recordings for Dennis Star
1972. They did songs such as "Sugar Candy," "Rude Boys Can't Bun Mi Weed" and "Why Did
You Leave." These tracks came out on their independent Black Stallion label along with their
debut album "You, Me And Jah."