A singer, a songwriter, a musician, an activist, Arielle is a believer, a seer, an engineer, an innovator.
An up-and-coming songstress who possesses a calm, cool confidence beyond her years and rivals any seasoned musician.
A singer, a songwriter, a musician, an activist, Arielle is a believer, a seer, an engineer, an innovator. She’s a natural born talent with a proficiency for mind-bending musicianship, on par with the world’s finest.
Whether it’s a sustained single note or an extended instrumental passage, whether it’s drenched in blues, ascending the mountaintops of rock or exploring the great wide open, her music makes you feel something. With soul-baring lyrics and melodies that burrow in your brain, she effortlessly emotes refrains with a four-octave range. It resonates, it reverberates, it nourishes the great escape.
Born in New Jersey, and raised in California and Hawaii, Arielle's musical journey began at the age of 5 when she joined the Peninsula Girls Chorus of California. It was a magical moment only equaled when she got her first guitar at the age of ten. It was as if she had found her soul mate. She found herself at ease with the way music could speak. A child prodigy, though she didn’t relate to its perceived vanity, only to its life-affirming musicality, she attained a degree from Musician’s Institute in L.A. and continued her education at London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.
Discovered in 2010 by guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, known for his work with Extreme and Rihanna, she signed with an indie record label. In the years that followed, she made a name for herself touring throughout North America and the UK, opening and playing with Heart, Joan Jett, Graham Nash, Country Joe McDonald, Joe Bonamassa, Guns N’ Roses, members of Deep Purple, Billy Ray Cyrus, Eric Johnson, Gregg Allman, and Cee Lo Green, which included a main stage slot at Coachella.
Good fortune ensued when Arielle was handpicked by guitarist Brian May for a key role in the London-based musical, "We Will Rock You,” a production based on the songs of his band Queen. It was an incredible opportunity that allowed her to explore new horizons. The notoriety and acclaim she received from her performances for one of West End’s most-beloved, and longest-running musicals, was a great accomplishment, and one that helped her grow, personally, and professionally, as more successes soon followed. From the cover of Guitar Player Magazine, to being recognized by country superstar Vince Gill as one of the 'Top 5 Best New Guitarists,' to being cast as a guitar player on the hit TV show Nashville, to ascending to No. 3 on the CMT Pure chart with the song “California”.
In 2015, she released her debut album, The Whale, followed by two EPs in 2017, Interim and My Gypsy Heart, who’s title track features Eric Johnson. 2018 bore more fruit with the release of "Mind Lion,” the title of her new EP, and a self-actualized representation of her manifestation. "Like a lion, a part of my mind was wild and ferocious, wielding quite a lot of power. I realized and determined that I wanted to use the energy for good to help me achieve what I want. It’s about finding peace and okay-ness in the moment, no matter what. It's important to find happiness as a choice, not something that falls upon me.” The resulting work was a tremendous success, logging seven weeks on the Billboard 'Independent Album' chart while also garnering critical acclaim, eliciting comparisons to songbirds Karen Carpenter and Eva Cassidy while also bringing to mind Maggie Rogers and Margo Price. American Blues Scene noted "her stellar vocal range,” while Ink 19 championed her as “an up-and-coming songstress who possesses a calm, cool confidence beyond her years and rivals any seasoned musician."
Performed With :Heart, Joan Jett, Graham Nash, Country Joe McDonald, Joe Bonamassa, Guns N’ Roses, members of Deep Purple, Billy Ray Cyrus, Eric Johnson, Gregg Allman, and Cee Lo Green,