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A Bronx native, Hardy Donte' Bell was born November 22, 1990. Falling in love with music at a young age, 8 year old Tay Bell's ambitious rendition of Michael Jackson's "Climb Every Mountain" for his church choir was a pivotal point in Bell's musical journey. Prompted by his parents' separation and a change of schools, Bell learned to play a wide variety of instruments including, but not limited to the violin and piano at The Bronx Preparatory Charter School. A dedicated student, and an even more dedicated musician, an effervescent Bell became a member of the schools choir perfecting his most prized instrument, his voice. At 15 Bell interned for Warner Music Group referencing music for a collection of writers. Later he'd go on to pen songs for Jamie Foxx, Ashanti, Sevyn Streeter, and others. As a college freshman Bell developed a following after winning a collection of school competitions and talent shows. Credited with opening for Trey Songz in May of 2010, Bell's New York City buzz expanded, as did word of the young heart throbs talent amongst the industry.His deep love and appreciation for R&B Soul, led Tay Bell to Philadelphia as 1 of 5 finalists in Andre Harrell's "Superstar Soul Search" 2010 Competition. Grammy nominated producers Self Service, Chink Santana, Dahoud Darien, have all played direct witness to Bell's talent, providing him the affirmations needed to confidently move forward with his music career. With an unwavering resolve, Bell made the decision to pursue his music career, post college, despite battling doubts from friends and family. After joining a Mount Vernon church choir and performing in several NYC competitions, Bell teamed up with New Wave Music and producer Remo the Hitmaker in early 2014 and has been collaborating on several different projects between New York and Los Angeles ever since. Working on his album set to be released in early 2015, Tay Bell's avidity and willingness to make outstanding music is nothing short of admirable and exemplary.
"Ive taken breaks from music, but music has never taken a break from me. When Im not making music, Im not happy; and I never plan on being despondent again" - Tay Bell