1989-1990 Bev received critical acclaim for her lead role as Griza
Bella in the Australian and New Zealand tour of Cats.
Sunday Mail- Adelaide
"Bev Harrell as Griza Bella wooed the multitudes with
a cataclysmic performance of "Memory's.
"Bev Harrell is brilliant in the pivot role of Griza Bella."
"Petite Bev Harrell made the faded Griza Bella a tiny fearful
figure in her 1st sad rendition of Memory's, at the end of
the 1st act. When she sings it again near the end of the show, it
is a surging cry of OPTIMISM and deservedly brought cries for an encore."
Daily News Perth
"Bev Harrell's heart rendering Memory nearly blew the
roof off His Majesty's Theatre."
"Bev Harrell - her final rendition of Memory is dynamic!"
New Zealand Review
"An emotional highlight of the show was the aged, forlorn ex
glamour puss Griza Bella played by Australian singer Bev Harrell."
a High Resolution printable photo of Bev
Bev is a tiny 4'9", six stone bundle of dynamite. Petite, very attractive,
blonde and blue-eyed with a lovely smile and an amazingly powerful, superbly
ranged voice. Pint-sized Bev began her career when she was 6 in "Kangaroos
on Parade" a radio series in her hometown of Adelaide, South Australia.
• At the end of the 60's Bev became a household name. Her first
recording "What am I Doing Here with You?" was an instant national
No. 1 hit as were her two following records "Come on Over to My Place"
and "One in a Million". In 1966 & 1967 Bev was awarded ”Australia’s
best female vocal” and “album of the year” at The Major
Network Awards (Now called the ARIA Awards). From that moment her career
skyrocketed with many other music awards and tours with many international
names including Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Winifred Atwell, the
Rolling Stones and Roy Orbison.
Bev Harrell OAM
The 70's began with tours through Europe, Canada (in Toronto Bev had her
own television special "Two New"), the Caribbean, South Africa
and South East Asia. In London Bev released a single written and produced
by Maurice Gibb of the "Bee Gees" and, as England's representative
in the 1971 Tokyo World Song Festival, Bev carried out the “Outstanding
Composition and Performance” award.
• Since then, Bev has performed with Charlie Drake in London, David
Frost at the Opera House in Sydney, Ronnie Corbett's Australian tour,
the Hilton Hotel of Asia, the Southern Sun Hotel and Casino chain in South
Africa, the Landdrost hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, Hotel Indonesia,
Jakarta and along with The Supremes, opened the Manza Beach Hotel in Okinawa,
Japan and appeared regularly on most Australian national television variety
• In January 1987 Bev was chosen to entertain on the exclusive ship
"Sea Goddess" which operates out of New York. "Sea Goddess"
was brought out especially for the "Americas Cup" in Fremantle,
Western Australia. Bev's performance was so successful her initial contract
was extended from one to eight weeks.
• Bev is known to many people for her lead role as Grizabella in
the Australian and New Zealand tour of the musical “Cats”,
where she wooed the multitude with a Cataclysmic performance of the song
Now residing in Adelaide, Bev continues to be one of the
busiest most outstanding female entertainers in Australia.