At just 16 years old, The Young Somethings’ Bella Beyer lives up to her Tampa band’s name

She’s the only musician profiled in our Music Issue to have played with Ringo Starr.

click to enlarge Bella Beyer (R) of The Young Something. - Courtesy Photo
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Bella Beyer (R) of The Young Something.

After meeting at the Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project in 2015, Alex Bonyata and Bella Beyer — the 18 and 16-year-old members of Bay area pop band The Young Something — shared stages with a who’s-who of pop and rock acts like Foreigner, Andy Grammer and Ringo Starr.

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“It was a crazy feeling to see one of the most iconic musicians of our time in person,” the band told CL about its show with Ringo. “The Beatles are a band that have left their mark in history and I know that playing in support of Ringo will be something we’ll always remember fondly.”

The Young Something hopes that its local fans will remember them once they’ve grown, and it’s banking on About This, the band’s first EP as The Young Something, to help. Recorded in Nashville with producer Stephen Leiweke, the effort is straight indie pop marked by Beyer’s fascination with Lorde and Bonyata’s love of Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers and ’80s synth pop.

Next show: IOH w/A Wolf in the City/Aster and Ivy/The Young Something. Fri. Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. $10. The Blue Note, 1510 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa.

About The Author

Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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