Bella McKendree is a songstress carved out of woodland wanderings, a big family and a passionate interest in humanity. Here’s an artist that knows how to take you on a journey right to the core of your heart. With a vocal to pierce through even the thickest of skins (see her live), she is refreshingly herself on stage, with a voice that commands to be heard, accompanied by her deep connection to the piano. Bella’s song-writing burst into life at the age of 10 upon discovering some of the mid-90s singer-songwriters; Jeff Buckley, Tori Amos and Ray LaMontagne. At 11, Bella started writing songs acapella, empowered by the desire to shed light on the truth. A shy child, she was surprised to find within herself a fearlessness to be transparent. During this time, Bella was inspired by blues guitar playing and gospel music recording in her dad’s garage-turned- studio. Her desire to perform was triggered after hearing Alicia Keys singing ‘Fallin’ on Top of the Pops.