Music for Your Event

NPR’s Dick Gordon

Profiled on National Public Radio’s “The Story” Cello-Bella pairs Alison Donahue’s polished jazz based vocal stylings and soulful cello with Mike Wilhelm’s blues inspired guitar and vocals.  Together they work magic as they mine the American songbook to bring you a varied selection of jazz, swing, and pop standards from the 20s to the current day.  Songs like “Paper Moon”, “What A Wonderful World”, “Georgia On My Mind” and “The Girl From Ipanema” will have you smiling, bouncing in your seat, and looking for someone to dance with.  Mike brings some great original tunes, as well as a few rock standards, country classics……. even a selection of kids songs!  Fun music for all ages!

The Story of how Cello-bella was formed, and how we use our music to create joy was a feature story on National Public Radio’s  “The Story with Dick Gordon”.  Here’s a clip from the broadcast (below).

Audio excerpt from “The Story” on NPR.

Cello-Bella’s CD  “Up From the Basement” is for sale on itunes, and other online retailers! These songs are available as individual digital downloads and as a 10-song digital album.  Song samples and order information below. 

If you would like a physical CD, send us a request in the Contacts section of this web site and we will arrange to send you one via US Postal Service. Cost is $10. plus S&H.

Cello-Bella video

Event Music

Weddings and Events

One of the great pleasures of being a musician is the opportunity to be a part of so many wonderful milestone events for clients. Whether it’s an anniversary, wedding or party, we have the versatility to offer many styles/genres as well as both instrumental and vocal music. Here’s an example of a popular format for weddings:*

– Light romantic instrumental while guests are being seated
-Classical cello selections for the wedding service
– Jazz and pop vocals during receiving line and cocktails/dinner after ceremony
*Quote available on request

Classical Music-Solo Cello Samples

We can provide classical selections as well as pop music for your event. Here are some samples of solo cello music.

Comments from clients…

Thank you.  It was perfect!



Thank you again for playing the beautiful music at our wedding ceremony, we loved it and so did everyone else!


–Laura and Bob

Bride and Groom

Last year everyone was so impressed with you and Mike.   To a “T” our
entire group wants you two back.


Mike Byrne, South Oakland Art Association

Music for a party

Music for Senior Communities -Alison

Bringing music to independent, assisted living, and memory care audiences. I love performing songs from the 1920’s – 1960’s, and using these great tunes to engage everyone. It’s a lively show!

I am hearing great reviews from the residents about your concert!!


Activities Director, Rochester Hills

Thanks so much for thinking of our community to perform at. The residents and families have nothing but good things to say about your performance!



Activities Director, Royal Oak

The residents absolutely LOVED you…


Activities Director, Plymouth



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