I’M A HIPPIE TRAVELING, GUITAR-WIELDING, SONG-WRITING, FLOWY CLOTHES WEARING LADY.
I’ve got a hippie heartbeat, with an edgy rocker spirit.
I was born in the USA, but the world is my home.
A few of my favourite past-times are hugging fans, cuddling animals and traveling, whilst tasting the towns tasty local kombucha.
Some say I’m a bit of a throw-back, since I’m pretty sure in some other lifetime I was raised in the 60’s and 70’s, soaking up the tie-dye love. It reminds me of good ol’ days, where folks like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and MANY more of those greats reigned supreme. Ah Well! Missed that boat. I’m trying to keep the honest essence of the era going in my own way.
Singer Sonwriter Arielle Interview
Scott - Why the music biz?
Arielle - Well, I think it's less about the biz and more the music. I love music, so why not?
Scott - How did you first get into the music business?
Arielle - When I realized that I would need to get a full-time job to support myself. I was 15 years old, but began playing, writing & singing much earlier.
Scott - Why the guitar?
Arielle - I saw a video of Queen Live @ Wembley, and it changed my life. I wanted to be like Brian May.
Scott - What type of Guitars do you play in studio and or live?
Arielle - I play my original guitars, my Two-Tone. I also use a Gibson 339 as well as an EJ Thinline Semi-Hollow Strat.
Scott - What type of amps and effects are you using while playing live?
Arielle - Currently you can see my rig rundown on my website (www.imarielle.com/thegear) but I am tweaking all of that right now. It has been my Blankenship Fat Boy with Sour Cream for my lead and my Divided by 13 RSA 31 for clean.
Scott - Who have been your main influences on your career to date?
Arielle - Brian May, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Journey, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Beatles, The Byrds, The Yardbirds, The Beach Boys, I could keep going. Endless amounts of bands.
Scott - I know you travel a lot. But there must be a place you can call your hometown?
Arielle - There isn't.
Scott - What are some of your favorite music venues you have performed at?
Arielle - Wherever I am at that day. It's hard to say. Although I do prefer to tour the UK!
Scott - How many days a year are you playing out in music venues around the world?
Arielle - Eh. Most of the year, and the other times I am not, I am traveling to a gig!
Scott - Do you have a booking agent and or manager? How does that work these days?
Arielle - I have a booking agent. No manager, but ...I guess it just depends on who you get and what your goals are.
Scott - Who are some big names you have shared the stage with and or have collaborated with.
Arielle - 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
Scott - How many Albums do you have out?
Arielle - Currently 8, working on 9.
Scott - What is the name of your latest album and how did that album come about? What was the inspiration behind it?
Arielle - I am still finalising a name for my new album
Scott - I also don't want to forget this... Tell us about any other things you may be in involved in or any special interest besides music that is close to your heart?
Arielle - I love working with rescued animals and farm animals. Anything animal and nature related, but I recently did a show at crossroads to raise proceeds for addiction rehab.
Scott - I would like to thank you for your time and candor with our loyal readers and keep on fighting the good fight to bring us some awesome music.
Arielle - Thank you so much for your time!