Tuesday, March 30, 2010


The dissolution of Amy Winehouse's authority on the charts by virtue of her concomitant dissolution has left a void for many an aspiring smoky-voiced, torchy songstress. Pretty young songwriter Noel L, from Ventura County, Calif. stakes out her own unique territory in this scene by fronting her own rockin' band while singing and playing keyboard. After catching a great live performance, I posed the following.

Q:How long have you been performing music? A: I have been performing and singing literally since I was born. My mom said I could sing on key and hum to the T.V. melodies before I learned how to talk. I always laughed when she said this because I think of I've seen a home video of this when I was a baby and it's really funny! I just always loved music and was naturally drawn to it.

Q:What other artists do you like?
A: Some of my favorite artists are Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, and of course The Beatles.

Q: Where do you want to be in a year?
A: I would love to be a #1 internationally known artist, collaborate with top writers, artists, producers and music video directors, be a platinum selling act, rule the radio, and live out a lifelong career in music. That would be a dream come true!

Q: Your unique look leads me to believe you have a personal stylist like other alternative artists such as , say, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Do you, and if so who? A: At my last show I was incredibly fortunate to be sponsored by a red carpet designer named Yochi Ben and to be able to strut around in her breath-taking dress. I also was sponsored by desiredesignsinc.com's jewelry! They gave me beautiful jewelry to wear for my concert! I felt like a million dollars and I loved it! I do my own makeup and hair. You have to feel confident in your own style and wear what makes you feel your absolute best!

all photos (C) 2010 Heather Harris

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