Since a near fatal car accident in 2004, Houston native, Bel-Ami, has been on a mission to affect the world of music as only he can.
A self taught musician, Bel-Ami was born into a family of singers, and quickly learned how to find his harmony. A skill that he would hone over the years in school and church choirs, and eventually in the Houston Symphony Chorus.
Though his musical influences span a wide range of genres, he cites cites D’Angelo and Bilal as two of his greatest contemporary influences, as he seeks to continue to build on the foundation that the “Neo-Soul” movement laid.
His debut EP “Know U” was a quest for self-discovery through connection, and was born from the urgency of, and commitment to his mission to SPEAK LIFE. Since it’s release, he has shared the stage with R&B/Soul greats such as Mint Condition, Will Downing, Dwele, Bilal, Chante Moore, Tank, and Vivian Green. He toured with Maze feat. Frankie Beverlyand headlined two successful indie tours of his own. Some notable features include Huffington Post, 002 Magazine, Houston Style Magazine, and performances on Great Day Houston with Debra Duncan. Since relocating to Brooklyn, he has also become a fixture on the New York music scene,
For his latest project, and first LP release, Bel-Ami teamed up with Errick Lewis (bass), Bobby Wesley (Guitar), Obed Calvaire (drums), and Miles Robertson (keys) to blends elements of funk, rock, and jazz to create a sound thats both new, and refreshingly familiar at the same time. With a style that harkens back to a time when artist’s expression was valued over trends and commercialism, Bel-Ami is able to delicately speak on love and intimacy, just as he is able to convey the urgency of social matters. His music is fearless, honest and free. His passion pours out through his music and gives hope to a people eager for change.