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Andrew Belle covers Bright Eyes' "First Day of My Life" and gears up for upcoming Ten out of Tenn Dates!

posted Aug 26, 2009, 4:59 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Aug 26, 2009, 5:02 PM ]
Meet Andrew Belle!
A true working musician, Andrew plays a weekly gig at the famed Rockit club in Chicago.
Playing a mix of covers and original songs (to occasionally less-than-captive ears)
Andrew finds his own unique voice in the songs.
Check out this truly lovely cover of Bright Eyes' "First Day of My Life," HERE,
with more original and re-interpreted covers to come with the upcoming release of Sundays at Rockit.

Andrew Belle is a Chicago and Nashville-based singer/songwriter
(he can do the drive in 7 hours - don't tell the cops!)
touring nationally with Ten Out Of Tenn this fall!
You may recognize Andrew's voice from songs off his debut EP All Those Pretty Lights
which were featured on TV and received nationwide airplay, including love from KCRW.

Andrew Belle is now completing his debut LP, The Ladder,
with Grammy award winning mixing engineer Vance Powell (The Raconteurs).
Andrew will be playing some of these new songs when he hits the road with Ten Out of Tenn -
a diverse and unique community of artists making organic pop music in the shadows of Nashville's slick commercial country music industry on the road supporting each other every night!
Ten Out of Tenn Tour Dates
Sept 17 - Square Room - Knoxville, TN
Sept 18 - Workplay - Birmingham, AL
Sept 19 - Chelsea's - Baton Rouge, LA
Sept 20 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
Sept 22 - Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
Sept 23 - Eddie's Attic - Atlanta, GA
Sept 24 - Visulite - Charlotte, NC
Sept 25 - The Hat Factory - Richmond, VA
Sept 26 - Iota - Arlington, VA
Sept 27 - World Cafe - Philadelphia, PA
Sept 29 - Cafe 939 - Boston, MA
Sept 30 - Canal Room - New York, NY
Oct 2 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
Oct 3 - The Basement - Columbus, OH
Oct 4 - Schubas - Chicago, IL
Oct 5 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN
Oct 6 - Southgate House - Cincinnati, OH
Oct 7 - Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN
With more national dates to come!

What the press had to say about All Those Pretty Lights:

Saving the Set List
The first time I listened to singer/songwriter Andrew Belle I knew immediately that this guy was something special. His lyrics, his voice, and his hooks all work together to form something truly enjoyable and noticeably unique.

The Soundtrack to Life

When I bounce around an artist gets 45 seconds, maybe a minute and half, and “Static Waves” made the most of its chance… congratulations Mr. Belle, you’re going to the lightning round.

Carry You Away
It feels light and free, unconstrained by any need to be overly hip or trendy…
this is a very promising start for Andrew Belle.

Blog Critics
Only 24, Belle has a long, bright future ahead of him.

Andrew Belle: In His Own Words
Since I was a child, I've always been around music; taught to appreciate the art form but only at a reasonable distance. My parents never let me listen to the radio or any kind of secular music until I was well into High-school. Before that, in Junior high, I recall making mix tapes from local radio stations during the day, and then lying in bed at night listening to all the pop hits of that time through a small, plastic walkman that I had received a few Christmases earlier. Third Eye Blind, the Counting Crows, the Verve Pipe...these were the artists that first welcomed me into the world of meaningful pop-music. The first album that I ever bought for myself was the Counting Crow's 'August and Everything After' when I was a sophomore in High-school. It had already been out for several years at that point, but I can still remember sneaking it up to my room and listening to it very softly out of the dusty Sony boom-box in my bedroom; pouring over every melody and marveling over the lyrical genious in Adam Duritz; thinking, 'maybe I can do this someday?' Not that I think of myself now as important to music as Adam Duritz or the Counting Crows have been, nor do I even dare to compare myself to such talent, but thinking back on my earliest experiences with music, there is no doubt that those quiet moments spent alone in my bedroom shaped my desires and passions and gave me the hope to make my small mark on this world, one song at a time.