Instamatics drummer will retire in late 2023 from playing live music

Larry Bell has performed more than 2,000 shows over a span of five decades as a drummer for popular bands in the Kansas City region and Boston. He currently performs with the Instamatics, which plays covers of popular 60s songs. Having already finished a career as an accountant, he will retire from performing live music in late 2023. Courtesy of Larry Bell
Larry Bell has performed more than 2,000 shows over a span of five decades as a drummer for popular bands in the Kansas City region and Boston. He currently performs with the Instamatics, which plays covers of popular 60s songs. Having already finished a career as an accountant, he will retire from performing live music in late 2023. Courtesy of Larry Bell

During a span of more than five decades covering thousands of shows, Larry Bell has performed with a unique circle of musicians.

Having fully embraced a personally rewarding musical path that began in high school, he acknowledges it was a calling that has always remained a hobby secondary to his full-time...