Hannah Rae Beale is a singer and songwriter from Frankfort, Michigan. Composing and performing original music at age 15, Hannah played all over western Michigan by 16, and won the 2010 Manistee County Battle of the Bands, as a solo artist, at age 17. That same year, Beale began sharing the stage with Milwaukee Music award, and Wisconsin Area Music Industry award winner, Ethan Keller. Hannah Rae Beale's first single, "Ain't Nobody," co-written and produced with Keller, debuted on 88 Nine Radio Milwaukee early 2011, and garnered a grand amount of positive feedback.
Hannah simultaneously released two EP's Dirt and Hold Tight in spring 2011. She then co-headlined a summer Midwest/east coast tour with the Ethan Keller Group, performing for thousands at outdoor festivals in Michigan and Wisconsin, and showcasing for industry professionals from Milwaukee to New York.
Hannah Rae's voice was called "intoxicating," and her songs, "moving" by Maverick Magazine (UK). Still only 18 years old, "her vocals echo someone a lot older in years." Listeners hear old soulful tones coming from a comparatively young soul. She is influenced by, and compared to artists like Adele, Joss Stone, and Colbie Callait.
Hannah has appeared at prestigious venues like Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI, the Ramsdell Theater in Manistee, MI and the Traverse City Film Festival, where her song "Keep Talking was featured on the compilation CD.. She has shared the stage with artists such as Justine Blazer, Seth Bernard and Daisy Mae, Luke Winslow King, Zoe Muth, and Grupo Fantasma.