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Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Kris Bell is a genuine Rock talent who brings his “American Rock” style out loud and clear with a dynamic range of high-octane Rock anthems and powerful soul-filled ballads that carry his audience through passionate storytelling wrapped in strong, melodic hooks and thunderous guitar driven grooves. He tops his songs off with fiery guitar solos reminiscent of the legends, but with his own signature flare of smooth and bluesy cries capped with intense and ferocious jamming.
With the release of his debut album “Turn it On, Turn it Up”, Kris has attained heavy rotation on over 150 radio stations throughout the US and Canada and was named the “2010 Band and Album of the Year” by Nashvillerock.org. MTV, FOX, and The Discovery Networks have all licensed his music for placement in over thirty of their current programs. At the 2011 Music City Mayhem Awards Kris was awarded “Best Rock Guitarist” while also being nominated in three other categories including Best Male Rock Vocal, Best Rock Song (“Livin’ for Tomorrow”), and Best Live Show. This year Kris received two nominations for “Best Rock Guitar” and “Best Live Show” as well as being named Nashville Rock’s “2011 Best Live Show”. FM102.9 The Buzz DJ Tony Stone states “Kris Bell will be one of the next BIG things to come out of Nashville”.
Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Kris began playing guitar at age seven, performed his first concert at eight, and wrote his first song at thirteen. He cut his teeth playing in the Southern California music scene until 2005 when he relocated to Nashville, TN. After only one month and two auditions, Kris was quickly hired as the Lead Guitarist for a national artist. During that time, Kris performed on numerous national TV programs, recorded on a major label release, appeared in a number one music video on MTV and VH1, and performed with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., and 3 Doors Down for VH1’s Decades Rock Live which aired on VH1 Classic.
Currently Kris is recording a follow up album to “Turn it On, Turn it Up” at The Castle Studios in Franklin, TN with a release scheduled for late spring.
Experience the music of Kris Bell and the sound of today’s “New” American Rock Artist.