Our profile series on the guitarists who will be recording on “If All Goes Wrong” continues with Arielle.
Arielle is considered a music industry triple threat because she could enjoy an impressive career solely as a singer, songwriter or guitar player, but she has combined all three of those gifts to create a unique artistry that defies genres and borders.
She holds an associate’s degree from the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles and studied in London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Queen’s Brian May created a guitar role specifically for her in the West End musical, “We Will Rock You.” She has worked with musicians such as Nuno Bettencourt, Michael Angelo Batio, Uli Jon Roth of Scorpions, and Brian May, the lead guitarist of Queen.
In 2011, she was a guitarist for Cee Lo Green at Coachella, after which she was signed to Open E Entertainment. That same year, she was featured on the cover of Guitar Player Magazine’s online magazine, Guts & Glitter. In 2013, she teamed up with Red Decibel Music Group (Adam Watts & Gannin Arnold) to produce her EP, “California.” The title became one of her most notable and played songs, and the video of the song ranked #3 on CMT Country Pure Charts. She also opened for Heart, Joan Jett, and Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills & Nash at Kiss the Sky in 2014, which was a concert raising awareness for captive whales and dolphins. She has also been featured on the TV Show Nashville 3 times, as well as being handpicked by Vince Gill to play with him onstage in September, 2016.
Today, Arielle resides in Austin and is a member of Eric Johnson’s band. She also designs guitars, and has more recently set up her own recording studio, where she records and releases material independently. When asked about her role on The Aaron Clift Experiment’s upcoming album, “If All Goes Wrong,” Arielle said: “Anyone who loves Queen and progressive rock is awesome in my book. I’m honored to be a part of ACE’s music. It’s right up my alley!”
Follow Arielle on her web site: www.imarielle.com