Born Noelle Bean on August 26, 1991, Bean was raised in Nashville and, for the past six years, she has made her home in in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She writes her own music, personally describing it as “mainstream pop with a bit of the old 50s and 60s retro vibe.”
Bean was recently named one of the Top 5 Indie acts of 2013, and Teen.com wrote Bean is “basically everything we look for in a new artist…that totally reminds us of a mix between Adele and Amy Winehouse.”
Although Bean is just 21 years old, she has gone through a lot in her life. Through her songs, Bean aims to connect with fans that are living the joys, sorrows and dreams that everyone faces. Bean is especially passionate about empowering young people to embrace who they are, find their inner-confidence, and reach their full-potential which she does through her song-writing and her connections with her fan community.
Cops and Robbers marks the first single off the self-titled EP Bean. It was featured on iHeart Radio and can currently be found in 167 malls across the country through the AKOO Network. In conjunction with the iHeart Radio Macy’s Rising Star campaign, Bean will be releasing two never before heard tracks Rollercoaster and Not A Love Song, which will have fans humming the tunes all summer long. Voting begins Monday, April 1 – 21 www.iheartradio.com/macys, and fans can vote up to 25 times per day.
Bean said “having my first ever EP on iTunes is a milestone for my short career thus far, I feel like I can breathe.”
Bean has performed live in front of enthusiastic international crowds including a concert with Hot Chelle Rae and Megan & Liz at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. She also performed three “standing room only” shows at The Living Room & Rockwood in New York City and most recently the Seventeen Magazine and Camille La Vie Promazing Event. Bean performed in Austin at SXSW 2013 (3 shows); the House of Blues in both Dallas and Chicago; The Roxy in Los Angeles; Yellowphone Music Conference in Milwaukee; NASCAR - Miami; The Dallas 2012 Children's Medical Holiday Parade to 350,000 people; and internationally at a May 2012 concert at the Monaco Grand Prix where she sang in front of Prince Albert of Monaco.
Bean’s passion for writing and performing is apparent in everything she does. “You only live once and I get to do what I love,” Bean said in a recent interview. “I hope the world loves my music as much as I do writing it.”
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