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Nashville, TN | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

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Established on Jan, 2015
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"Nashville’s “Soulternative” Singer Stelle Amor Debuts New Single “Spike’s Groove”"

Self described “Soulful Siren” Stelle Amor is turning up the heat with her sultry new single “Spike’s Groove”.

The Nashville-based “soul-ternative” singer debuted the track last week on Atwood Magazine. “Spike’s Groove” starts out soft with a seductive, jazzy feel, which pulses and grows until it finally crescendos over in an ecstatic bluesy guitar solo.

“Rocking a jaw-dropping voice and a classy, nostalgic vibe, Stelle Amor entrances with warm licks and teasing croons that promise to get even the tamest blood boiling.” – Atwood Magazine

“Spike’s Groove” is the second single from Stelle Amor’s upcoming debut EP, following up “Get Right” which was released last November. Her EP will be available in May of 2017.

“Spike’s Groove” is now available on all digital platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music

“My guitar player Derek came to me with the riff one day and I fell in love with its jazzy influence. This song is meant to be vibey and sensual. It’s talking about being consumed in a relationship, addicted to love and lost in its cycle. The verses take you through the different times in a relationship – from the effortless flow, to the fear of dependence, back to the pleasure the connection brings. The scatting in the chorus represents the nonsensical part of it all, recognizing how crazy being in love actually is.” – Stelle Amor

Stream “Spike’s Groove” on Soundcloud


About Stelle Amor
Photo by Sonia Ulrich

Stelle Amor has a mission to “serenade the world,” inspiring people through her music and spreading the message of love and unity.

Stelle’s introduction to music came from her parents playing classic rock, blues, and country albums in their home. She began writing around the same time other kids were learning to ride a bike. In addition to performing her songs at small venues in Louisville, Stelle would sneak into Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar (she was only 18) and sit in with the band, improvising lyrics and singing the blues. “Singing with those blues bands is when I realized my true calling as an artist and performer,” she says. These encounters led her to a connection with Music Row veteran John Dorris, who urged her to move to Nashville to pursue music.

In 2015, Stelle met her producer, Dave Yarema, and her guitar player, Derek Toa, and really started finding her “soulternative” sound. Derek called up his old roommates from Berklee, drummer John Wood and bassist Will Cafaro, and the magic happened instantaneously. “I have been lucky to work with a lot of talented musicians – but there is just something undeniable about our vibe together that really brought the music to the next level,” says Stelle.

Stelle and her band spent the next several months writing, rehearsing and playing every show they could. Stelle has wooed audiences at countless Nashville venues, was a semi-finalist at Music City Big Break (2016), performed at B.B. King’s Tribute Festival at Diamond Pub Concert Hall, and was featured on the TV show “Nashville Entertainment Weekly” as well as the “Women of Substance” podcast.

Stelle Amor’s debut EP is set to release in May 2017 and features such Nashville legends such as The McCrary Sisters, Maureen Murphy, Roy Agee, and Vinnie Ciesielski. The first single, “Get Right,” and music video were debuted in November 2016. The music video for her second single, “Spike’s Groove,” will be released in March 2017. - Divine Magazine


"10 Quick Ones with STELLE AMOR – March 2017"

According to a recent press release: “Self described “Soulful Siren” Stelle Amor is turning up the heat with her sultry new single “Spike’s Groove”. The Nashville-based “soul-ternative” singer debuted the track last week on Atwood Magazine. “Spike’s Groove” starts out soft with a seductive, jazzy feel, which pulses and grows until it finally crescendos over in an ecstatic bluesy guitar solo.” On the eve of the single being released, we were able to grab 10 Quick Ones from Stelle regarding the new single and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release. What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through? Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

“Spikes Groove” is our newest single and my favorite song on the record. It’s more jazz influenced than any other song on the EP and that’s a huge part of my band’s background. I am in love with the Wurlitzer parts in this song, which don’t necessarily jump out at you at first. It’s a beautiful sparkle and adds such a trippy vibe.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

I’ve always been a songwriter. Since I could pick up a pen and write, I felt the need to express my emotions and tell my story. Singing came natural as well; in school I was always in trouble for humming when I should be quiet. Then I picked up the guitar to help aid my songwriting and accompany myself singing. And I’ve always been an entertainer – my mother said even as a baby I couldn’t go anywhere without getting the entire room’s attention. It’s just always been a part of who I am and I feel destined to live this life.

3. Who would be your main five musical influences?

Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Lana Del Rey, Nina Simone.

4. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be?

Danger Mouse. The Rome album is an absolute masterpiece and one of my all-time favorites, but I am also in love with his “Broken Bells” project.

5. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before?

Soul-ternative – soulful funk, rock and blues fusion.

6. What’s the best thing about being a musician?

Being able to express an idea, emotion, story and connecting to people through it. At the end of the day, we are all one and my goal is to serenade the world and bring people together through music.

7. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Normally I play chef for the boys. I always try to feed the band at practice, but our drummer John is probably a more skilled cook. We’re not huge drinkers when we play, but we’ve been known to send up some smoke. I literally laughed out loud when I thought of us doing sing-alongs. It’s not really our style, but we do love a good improv jam.

8. If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

This is the only life I could see myself living, but if I had to pick something else I would explore the world as a photographer/journalist.

9. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”?

Even though this journey has been far from perfect, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have the most beautiful team and it took the trials and tribulations to bring us all together.

10. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

I would go back and Electric Lady Studios in 1970 and see Jimi Hendrix record “Drifting.” He’s one of my favorite artists and that is such an amazing song and period of time. Music in that era seemed less about making things technically “perfect” and more about capturing the perfect vibration, and to me that is what is most important in music. - 100 Percent Rock


"AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with STELLE AMOR"

There’s something sparkly about Stelle Amor, and not just the tiny little jewels placed in the inner corners of her eyes; it’s something that emanates from inside of her, and something that comes through in her funk-inspired, soulful songs.

The Nashville-based chanteuse will release her self-titled debut EP soon, with a strong cast of characters accompanying her on the album, a roster which includes a stellar horn section and famed gospel group The McCrary Sisters. “It’s beautiful to have this first record finished,” she says. “I had a really big vision; I wanted to capture the rawness and realness of these songs. it’s all about the other people on the track, the musicians and the background vocalists really make it is what it is, they are mind-blowing, unbelievable players.”

A fine example of what’s to come is funktastic EP single, “Get Right” and its corresponding video, set in a local laundromat, starring a sassy and strutting Stelle Amor, her outstanding band, and a little boy who might possibly be one of the cutest kids on the planet. When closely considered, the laundromat is more a metaphor than it is a backdrop, a place where people of all walks of life converge to take care of business, much like Stelle Amor’s perspective and goal for her music. “Everyone has a purpose. My mission in this life is to sing my heart out,” she declares. “Music is so powerful—no matter your background, we can be unified in the groove. I’ve seen it time and time again at shows. It’s an amazing feeling to be able to bring people who don’t even know each other together and experience love in the melody of the moment. The world’s been really messed up lately,” she adds. “I’m not one to talk politics, love is the only way we’ll all be right.”

“I want to serenade the world. If my music can take that message to people, then that will be a dream come true. I think this record is the beginning of that,” she continues. “I want it to get people out of their day-to-day grind and help them get lost in a beautiful moment.” - East of 8th


"Stelle Amor – “There’s No Judgement, Where There’s Loving”"

Sky’s the limit, they say

Love is boundless, she says

In her dreams, she’s Been To The Moon,

And her face is as bright as the stars in her stare.

She feels right when she dances wild and sings out loud,

And people who find a reflect in her Soul end up as loud and proud:

That’s how you get right.

She is Stelle Amor, stellar singer-songwriter and blazing performer from Nashville.

Her name defines perfectly the message in her music: a bright person that brings love.

She recently released the official video for her single Get Right that you can download.

You can find the burning feels of Funk and Soul, James Brown like, blended with influences of Blues in the breaks of the drums.

A flavor of Gospel is yet to be tasted, along with wonderful harmonic arrangements.

The horn section and the catchy beat incites you to break down some crazy dances and footwork, as everybody getting right and crazy in the laundry, in the video.

With such an energy, she’s on the rise to play for major festivals.

Besides, the video for the single Get Right reflects perfectly the message that tends to convey Stelle Amor in her music:

Unity without judging, despite color of skin, ageism, sexuality, profession or beliefs.

Regular places such as the laundry, where all different people come to do the same things: clean up the dirty laundry and get right.

This video, as funny as enjoying to watch, shows what it’s like to just let go and get soulful and funky.

Soul Music sets you free! - sound so beautiful


"NEWS: "Soulternative" Singer Stelle Amor Debuts New Single "Spike's Groove""

Self described "Soulful Siren" Stelle Amor is turning up the heat with her sultry new single "Spike's Groove". The Nashville-based "soul-ternative" singer debuted the track last week on Atwood Magazine. "Spike's Groove" starts out soft with a seductive, jazzy feel, which pulses and grows until it finally crescendos over in an ecstatic bluesy guitar solo.



"Rocking a jaw-dropping voice and a classy, nostalgic vibe, Stelle Amor entrances with warm licks and teasing croons that promise to get even the tamest blood boiling." - Atwood Magazine



"Spike's Groove" is the second single from Stelle Amor's upcoming debut EP, following up "Get Right" which was released last November. Her EP will be available in May of 2017. "Spike's Groove" is now available on all digital platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music.



"My guitar player Derek came to me with the riff one day and I fell in love with its jazzy influence. This song is meant to be vibey and sensual. It's talking about being consumed in a relationship, addicted to love and lost in its cycle. The verses take you through the different times in a relationship - from the effortless flow, to the fear of dependence, back to the pleasure the connection brings. The scatting in the chorus represents the nonsensical part of it all, recognizing how crazy being in love actually is." - Stelle Amor



Stream "Spike's Groove" on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/stelle_amor/spikes-groove/s-4uCLC

Stream "Spike's Groove on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JdVG0IHKIew



ABOUT STELLE AMOR: Stelle Amor has a mission to "serenade the world," inspiring people through her music and spreading the message of love and unity.



Stelle's introduction to music came from her parents playing classic rock, blues, and country albums in their home. She began writing around the same time other kids were learning to ride a bike. In addition to performing her songs at small venues in Louisville, Stelle would sneak into Stevie Ray's Blues Bar (she was only 18) and sit in with the band, improvising lyrics and singing the blues. "Singing with those blues bands is when I realized my true calling as an artist and performer," she says. These encounters led her to a connection with Music Row veteran John Dorris, who urged her to move to Nashville to pursue music.



In 2015, Stelle met her producer, Dave Yarema, and her guitar player, Derek Toa, and really started finding her "soulternative" sound. Derek called up his old roommates from Berklee, drummer John Wood and bassist Will Cafaro, and the magic happened instantaneously. "I have been lucky to work with a lot of talented musicians - but there is just something undeniable about our vibe together that really brought the music to the next level," says Stelle.



Stelle and her band spent the next several months writing, rehearsing and playing every show they could. Stelle has wooed audiences at countless Nashville venues, was a semi-finalist at Music City Big Break (2016), performed at B.B. King's Tribute Festival at Diamond Pub Concert Hall, and was featured on the TV show "Nashville Entertainment Weekly" as well as the "Women of Substance" podcast.



Stelle Amor's debut EP is set to release in May 2017 and features such Nashville legends such as The McCrary Sisters, Maureen Murphy, Roy Agee, and Vinnie Ciesielski. The first single, "Get Right," and music video were debuted in November 2016. The music video for her second single, "Spike's Groove," will be released in March 2017. - Todd Star Photography


""Soulternative" Singer Stelle Amor Debuts New Single "Spike's Groove""

Self described "Soulful Siren" Stelle Amor is turning up the heat with her sultry new single "Spike's Groove". The Nashville-based "soul-ternative" singer debuted the track last week on Atwood Magazine. "Spike's Groove" starts out soft with a seductive, jazzy feel, which pulses and grows until it finally crescendos over in an ecstatic bluesy guitar solo.

"Rocking a jaw-dropping voice and a classy, nostalgic vibe, Stelle Amor entrances with warm licks and teasing croons that promise to get even the tamest blood boiling." - Atwood Magazine

"Spike's Groove" is the second single from Stelle Amor's upcoming debut EP, following up "Get Right" which was released last November. Her EP will be available in May of 2017. "Spike's Groove" is now available on all digital platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Musi c .

"My guitar player Derek came to me with the riff one day and I fell in love with its jazzy influence. This song is meant to be vibey and sensual. It's talking about being consumed in a relationship, addicted to love and lost in its cycle. The verses take you through the different times in a relationship - from the effortless flow, to the fear of dependence, back to the pleasure the connection brings. The scatting in the chorus represents the nonsensical part of it all, recognizing how crazy being in love actually is." - Stelle Amor - Melodic


"Music: Spike’s Groove by Stelle Amor"

Self described “Soulful Siren” Stelle Amor is turning up the heat with her sultry new single “Spike’s Groove”. The Nashville-based “soul-ternativeSpike’s Groove” singer debuted the track last week on Atwood Magazine. “Spike’s Groove” starts out soft with a seductive, jazzy feel, which pulses and grows until it finally crescendos over in anecstatic bluesy guitar solo.
“Rocking a jaw-dropping voice and a classy, nostalgic vibe, Stelle Amor entrances with warm licks and teasing croons that promise to get even the tamest blood boiling.” – Atwood Magazine

“Spike’s Groove” is the second single from Stelle Amor’s upcoming debut EP, following up “Get Right” which was released last November. Her EP will be available in May of 2017. “Spike’s Groove” is now available on all digital platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and
Apple Music
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“My guitar player Derek came to me with the riff one day and I fell in love with its jazzy influence. This song is meant to be vibey and sensual. It’s talking about being consumed in a relationship, addicted to love and lost in its cycle. The verses take you through the different times in a relationship – from the effortless flow, to the fear of dependence, back to the pleasure the connection brings. The scatting in the chorus represents the nonsensical part of it all, recognizing how crazy being in love actually is.” – Stelle Amor - I Move I Live


"Exclusive Premiere: Stelle Amor is Addicted to Love in “Spike’s Groove”"

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Spike’s Groove,” the seductive new single from Nashville-based “soul-ternative” singer, Stelle Amor. Rocking a jaw-dropping voice and a classy, nostalgic vibe, Stelle Amor entrances with warm licks and teasing croons that promise to get even the tamest blood boiling.
Stelle Amor © Sonia Ulrich

Stelle Amor © Sonia Ulrich

It’s not easy to capture bedroom intimacy without petty garnishes, but Stelle Amor steers clear of the riff-raff, opting for a vibe that emanates feeling and words that echo her heart’s deepest secrets: “We flow like watercolors, bleeding a midnight hue” she chants in the opening verse. “You’re a feel good melody, I’m stuck singing…” she breaks into scatting, overwhelmed with emotion and tension. Sometimes, we simply don’t have words to express the energy inside – and it is for this purpose that scatting came into the world so many decades ago.

Stelle Amor excels at bringing out real heart and soul: She calls herself a soulful siren, and the words ring true on “Spike’s Groove” as she frees herself from a repressed cage, sending intense emotions exploding in all directions as trumpets blast beside her.

“My guitar player Derek came to me with the riff one day and I fell in love with its jazzy influence,” remarks Stelle Amor. “This song is meant to be vibey and sensual. It’s talking about being consumed in a relationship, addicted to love and lost in its cycle. The verses take you through the different times in a relationship – from the effortless flow, to the fear of dependence, back to the pleasure the connection brings. The scatting in the chorus represents the nonsensical part of it all, recognizing how crazy being in love actually is.”
I’m trying not to need you
Drowning in this sea of blue
You got me singing the same old tune
and it goes like…
Spike's Groove - Stelle Amor

Spike’s Groove – Stelle Amor

Love evokes so many different emotions and feelings within us, that it’s hard to capture the incredulity of it all. We sense that power as Stelle Amor hits the breakdown with a rock sensibility, shouting, “Toe to toe, lash to lash, tongue to tongue, cheek to cheek, it’s where I feel – I feel complete,” as the song is thrown into a flying guitar solo.

Yeah, love is crazy. But that’s the best kind of crazy there is: It feels good to be overwhelmed with love, so when Stelle Amor loses herself to feeling, we know she’s in good place – a great place. Thanks to the passion she brings to “Spike’s Groove,” we can be there, too. “Spike’s Groove” is available for exclusive download via Stelle Amor’s website (link below).

Wake up and let yourself loose with Stelle Amor and her sensual jazz-soul cocktail of uninhibition, “Spike’s Groove.”
download “Spike’s Groove” at stelleamor.com

— — — — - Atwood Magazine


"Emerging Artists- Nashville- Stelle Amor"

Emerging Artists presents Stelle Amore. Check out this great artist, along with a short interview with TJ Cates. If you would like to be on emerging artists click here:: https://goo.gl/FrnEMP - Emerging Artists- Nashville


"No Country For New Nashville"

When I walked in, the usual Broadway/dinner crowd was filling Acme to near capacity, and the chatter was almost deafening. Weaving through, I made my way to the back bar, found space to breathe, and ordered a beer. The first act of the night was the smokey and soulful singer songwriter Stelle Amor, who had a massive band backing her up featuring guitars, bass, drums and a kick ass horn section. Thanks to the band, her performance had an added Americana richness, laced with some brass funk, that had everyone in the crowd tapping there toes, and eventually a few were dancing to the beat. She powered through her impressive set of all original material, including some fabulous numbers from her new EP, slated for a fall release. Besides crossing “playing Broadway” off her local musician to-do list, Stelle was also celebrating her first run of t-shirts which were available for purchase at the show. Based on her amazing set, we’re guessing she sold a few. - Words by Jacob Ryan (@GonzoWithGusto).


Discography

Stelle Amor debut EP- "Stelle Amor"- released May 2017

Stelle Amor single release- "Keep You Close"- released February 2018

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STELLE AMOR’S JOURNEY TO “SERENADE THE WORLD”

Stelle Amor has a mission to "serenade the world," inspiring people through her music and spreading the message of love and unity.  She shines brightest on stage and her live show is a testament to this.  Nashville Off Beat declared, "Stelle Amor quickly became the life of the party as the whole room turned their eyes to her and then found it impossible to remove them.  Her soulful pop/rock style pulled everyone in, leaving them dancing and engaged up until the very end.  She even left the stage to dance with the crowd!  This is a lady you don't want to miss seeing live!" 

Stelle's introduction to music came from her parents playing classic rock, blues, and country albums in their home.  She began writing around the same time other kids were learning to ride a bike.  In addition to performing her songs at small venues in Louisville, Stelle would sneak into Stevie Ray's Blues Bar and sit in with the band, improvising lyrics and singing the blues.  "Singing with those blues bands is when I realized my true calling as an artist and performer," she says. These encounters led her to a connection with Music Row veteran John Dorris, who urged her to move to Nashville to pursue her career in music.

In 2015, Stelle met her producer, Dave Yarema, and guitar player, Derek Toa, and really started finding her "soulternative" sound.  Derek called up his old roommates from Berklee, drummer John Wood and bassist Will Cafaro, and the magic happened instantaneously.  "I have been lucky to work with a lot of talented musicians, but there is just something undeniable about our vibe together that really brought the music to the next level," says Stelle.

Stelle and her band spent the next several months writing, rehearsing and playing every show they could.  Stelle has wooed audiences at countless notable Nashville venues (i.e. Exit/In, 3rd & Lindsley, Blue Bird Cafe, Mercy Lounge.), was a semi-finalist at Music City Big Break (2016), preliminary finalist for Lightning 100's Road to Bonnaroo contest (2017), finalist for Lightning 100's Road to Bonnaroo contest (2018),  performed at B.B. King's Tribute Festival at Diamond Pub Concert Hall, performed at Seven Sense Festival, was featured on the TV show "Nashville Entertainment Weekly" as well as the "Women of Substance" podcast and performed live on WSMV "Today in Nashville". She was also the top 5 most requested local artist for WXNA "Soul of the City" radio station (2017).

In The summer of 2018, Stelle made her national television debut as a contestant on Fox's 'The Four". Her performance on the show has shined a spotlight on her amazing talent. As a result, her latest performance video from the show has garnered close to 2 million views as well as thousands of interactions/viewer engagements.

Currently Stelle is hard at work writing and recording her next record with an expected release date in the summer of 2019. She is continuing to perform in support of her debut EP, which features Nashville legends such as The McCrary Sisters, Maureen Murphy, Roy Agee, and Vinnie Ciesielski.  She is also a member of the trip-hop group SideTripp who released their debut EP in the Summer of 2017. 

Atwood Magazine said it best: "Rocking a jaw dropping voice and a classy, nostalgic vibe, Stelle Amor entrances with warm licks and teasing croons that promise to get even the tamest blood boiling.

For more information on Stelle checkout www.stelleamor.com, on facebook at www.facebook.com/stelleamor, on twitter at www.twitter.com/stelle_amor and instagram at www.instagram.com/stelleamor