Andrew Belle

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Andrew Belle
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Background information
Born (1984-08-26) August 26, 1984 (age 32)
Chicago, Illinois
Origin United States
Genres Alternative, Singer-Songwriter, Indie Folk, Indie Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboard
Years active 2008–present
Website www.andrewbelle.com

Andrew Belle (born August 26, 1984), is an American singer-songwriter. Belle is originally from Chicago, Illinois. He moved to Nashville in 2009, and he currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife.

Career[edit]

Belle began his musical career at the age of 22, shortly after returning home from college. In 2007, he launched his solo career in Chicago, performing at various local venues including SPACE and Schubas Tavern.[1]

2008–09: Debut EP[edit]

2010: In My Veins EP (Featuring Erin McCarley)[edit]

His Song "In My Veins" was featured in Season 6, Episode 24 "Death and All His Friends" of Grey's Anatomy and in Season 4, Episode 23 "Always", Season 6, Episode 15 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Season 7, Episode 6 "The Time of Our Lives" of Castle and Season 3, Episode 12 of Pretty Little Liars and season 2 episode 8 of The Vampire Diaries

2010–12: The Ladder and The Daylight EP[edit]

His song "Sky's Still Blue" was featured in a Microsoft commercial/documentary promoting the Windows 7, Windows Live and Windows Phone 7 ecosystem. It was made available as a free download from Microsoft.

2013–2015: Black Bear[edit]

According to Belle, the songs are autobiographical and themes range from wrestling with God to restoration of personal relationships.[2] The album consists of folk songs with influences from M83, Beach House and Washed Out, he said: "I didn’t want to be stuck in that niche of being just an acoustic singer-songwriter, [...] I wanted to make music like they were making."[3] Black Bear was released in August 20, 2013 and was produced in Norman, OK by Chad Copelin.[3] Andrew stated in an interview with USA Today that he wrote the song 'Pieces' (the first single on Black Bear) for his wife not too long after they got married in Chicago in 2012.[4]

2016-2017: Dive Deep[edit]

In August 2016, Belle released Dive Deep as the lead single from his upcoming third album of the same name.[5] On October 28 of the same year, the album's second single, You was released. On November 19, a Christmas track called "Back for Christmas" was released.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Nominated work Result Ref
2009 MTV Video Music Award Chicago Breakout Artist of the Year Himself Won [1][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thalmann, Simon A. (February 4, 2010). "Pop-rocker Andrew Belle strikes out on his own, stops into Kalamazoo". mlive. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Pitz, David (December 20, 2013). "Andrew Belle's Quest For Faith". Baeble Music. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Castillo, Heather (September 4, 2013). "Elite Daily Exclusive: Andrew Belle’s Sophomore Album ‘Black Bear’". Elite Daily Exclusive. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Matheson, Whitney (July 23, 2013). "Video premiere: Andrew Belle's 'Pieces'". USA Today. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWHHVrrjvbU
  6. ^ "The Ladder by Andrew Belle". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Black Bear by Andrew Belle". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "In My Veins (feat. Erin McCarley) - Single". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Episode 106 - Andrew Belle & Allen Stone". Mad Toast Live. March 11, 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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