With the release of his new album, ‘Turn it On, Turn it Up’, Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter-Kris Bell is bringing his “American Rock” sound out loud and clear. His dynamic range of high-octane Rock anthems and heart wrenching power ballads brings the listener along with passionate storytelling wrapped in strong, melodic hooks and powerful guitar driven grooves. He tops his songs off with fiery guitar solos reminiscent of legends ranging from Skynyrd to Slash, but with his own signature flare of smooth and bluesy cries capped with intense and ferocious jamming.
Since the album’s release in late June, “Turn it On, Turn it Up” has attained heavy rotation on over 148 radio stations throughout the US and Canada. Nashville Rock has named “Turn it On, Turn it Up” their 2010 Album of the Year and The Murfreesboro Pulse raves that “Rock is alive and well and can be found in abundance on Kris Bell’s new album”.
Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Kris began playing guitar at age seven and wrote his first song at thirteen. He grew up playing in the Southern California music scene until 2005 when he made the move to Nashville, TN. There, he was quickly hired as the Lead Guitarist for American Idol star Bo Bice. For the next two years, Kris performed on numerous national TV programs, toured the country, recorded on a major label album and was featured in a number one music video on MTV and VH1.
This year, Kris continues moving to new heights with his solo career. He signed a deal with MTV for music placement in twelve of their current programs and most recently, was awarded “Best Rock Guitarist” at the 2011 Music City Mayhem Awards. Kris was also nominated in three other categories including Best Male Rock Vocal, Best Rock Song, and Best Live Show. Dream Row Entertainment hails him as “A Genuine Rock Talent” and Nashville Rock has named The Kris Bell Band their “2010 Band of the Year”.
Experience the music of Kris Bell and the sound of today’s new American Rock Artist.