From Janis Joplin to Lzzy Hale, women in rock continuously push the boundaries of performance within the music industry. They command the stage with their powerful voices and electrifying presence. Ariel Bellvalaire is another shining example of excellence in the genre. Her expertise as a guitarist is evenly matched to her stellar vocals and her performances are electrifying and exciting. Currently on tour with Debbie Gibson, Bellvalaire’s career is just getting started.
Ariel Bellvalaire and the Power of Versatility
Bellvalaire hails from a small town in Connecticut, but her vocal prowess and stage presence is larger than life. Her versatility allows her to play with legends across all genres. In fact, in 2014, Bellvalaire starred alongside Tony-award winners Lena Hall and Robin DeJesus as a guitarist in “Dearly Beloved: A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain” at 42West in New York City. After she moved to Los Angeles, Bellvalaire booked countless lead roles as a guitarist in commercials, even starring alongside country superstar Reba McEntire for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
In addition to Bellvalaire’s touring experiences and incredible collaborative history, she regularly showcases her extraordinary guitar skills through her social media. From Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire” to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Crossfire,” Bellvalaire embodies undeniable star power. Through her Stevie Ray Vaughan cover, she showcases her skills by approaching his complex licks with finesse, confidence, and ease. This solidifies her as an exemplary guitarist. With Rodrigo’s “Vampire,” Bellvalaire puts a Van Halen-like twist on a pop favorite. This makes her performance incredibly unique and impactful. Her rock-and-roll approach to pop music adds an incredible amount nuance to each of her performances, and her confidence in her musicianship makes her incredibly alluring.
Outside of her incredible covers, Bellvalaire expresses her unique approach to music through her most recent single, “Elastic“. Through the driving hard-rock guitar, Bellvalaire expresses the ups and downs of a tumultuous relationship with exuberance and intense vulnerability. Bellvalaire further strengthens her unique artistry through the imagery in Elastic’s music video. The video features a hospital-bed homage to Stevie Ray Vaughan. She also showcases her top-notch skills as a gymnast as she plays guitar upside down from an aerial hoop. With her commitment to originality, Belvalaire truly exemplifies what it means to be an top-notch artist to the core.
Ariel Bellvalaire is currently working on new, original guitar-driven music with pop melodies. Listen to her newest music here!