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 D’Angelo and Bilal as two of his most significant 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, Angie Stone, Dwele, Bilal, Tank, Will Downing, Chante Moore, and Vivian Green. He toured with Maze feat. Frankie Beverly and 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 as a solo artist, and founding member of The Herbivores.
With a style that harkens back to a time when the artist’s expression was valued over trends and commercialism, Bel-Ami is able to delicately speak on love and intimacy, just as he can convey the urgency of social matters. His music is fearless, honest, and free. His passion pours out through his music and gives hope to people eager for change.