The self-taught, gypsy-hearted guitar prodigy ARIELLE has been bringing her brand of 60’s and early 1970’s classic rock ‘n’ folk tunes along with some astonishing finger-play to wowed audiences around the globe for just a few short years. She’s also a powerhouse vocalist, earning comparisons to Bonnie Rait and her signature guitar, named: “Arielle” will be released by Brian May Guitars in early 2020.
The guitar, co-designed with the legendary Queen guitarist, is based on Arielle’s handmade two-tone that built for herself as a 16 year old. ARIELLE literally means: Lion of God.
“That small body holds an amazingly big heart…” says Brian May. He adds , “and amazingly mature passion. Her musicianship is a clear indication she has been here before! Pass her by at your peril...”
Arielle recently completed a two-month headline tour of the States, with a recent release of her eighth music release, “Suspension/Dimension.” She has opened and performed with likes of Gregg Allman, Brian May, Heart, Joan Jett, Vince Gill, Joe Bonamassa, Amy Grant, Kansas, Eric Johnson, Cee Lo Green, Kiefer Sutherland and many more. She has graced the cover of Guitar Player Magazine, and appeared on the hit TV show, “Nashville.”
She will play:
The Water Rats
Friday August 23, 2019
Early Bird Tickets: £8.50, Door: £10
Book Tickets: eventbrite
328 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, WC1X 8B
Arielle has already collaborated with several hit-maker, including: Trey Bruce (Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire), Gordon Kennedy (Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton) James House (Joe Bonamassa, Martina McBride) and Beth Nielson-Chapman (Willie Nelson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bonnie Raitt).
In 2018, her independently released E.P. titled: “Mind Lion” was featured on Billboard charts for eight weeks. Arielle studied at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood at age 17, as well as London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. She also appeared in the 2008 West End London production of “We Will Rock You” as a guitar player, hired by Brian May.
This year, on September 21st, Arielle plays Eric Clapton’s historic “Crossroads Festival” in Dallas, Texas.
“Genie’s Outta’ The Bottle” is on the recent: “Suspension/Dimension” album and you’ll notice the May-like guitar trills and thrilling vibrations on this, otherwise, jangle-along cheerful country number. It’s a catchy track, with sweet high vocals and a buzzy 1980’s feel…
Photo Credit: Peter Noble