The Ariel Jean Band

  • Genre
  • Country
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Country/Americana/Alt-Country ★
    • SAMMIES 2018 Nominee★ Country/Americana/Alt-Country ★
  • Musicians
    • Amber Joy — vocals
    • Andy Gomez
    • Ariel Jean — acoustic guitar, vocals
    • Aubrey Anne — vocals
    • Cliff MiddleBrooke
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?


So hard to choose... one of my favorites is "In Your Atmosphere" by John Mayer. I've listened to that song over and over again, and it never gets old.

Bonus: You're welcome to submit additional questions and answers of your own below.


We love all of our fans more than anything. We couldn't be where we are today with out you. So thank you for always being there for us. Special fan shout out to Wava and her daughters, my best friend Lacey, Craig, Will and Jill, my parents family and Husband Joe and of course my brand new baby Chevelle Taylor who has recently been inspiring and brightening my life.

How do you describe your music to people?


Rockin' American country!

Tell us about how the band formed.


I first started performing out at open-mic nights in the Sacramento area, and then tried getting a band together. The Ariel Jean Band's first performance was at Bar 101 in Roseville. I asked my sister Amber Joy if she would want to sing with me, then later asked my sister Aubrey. We've been doing it ever since! Having them be part of the band is more than a dream come true. I wouldn't have it any other way!

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.


Our sold-out CD Release at the Opera House Saloon.

Tell us about your worst gig.


Probably a couple of shows in the very beginning of The Ariel Jean Band. You gotta take whatever gig comes your way to get started!

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?


Not embarrassed, she isn't country music, but I recently love Lady Gaga ever since I watched A Star is Born!

What was the first song you learned to play?


It was a song I wrote when I was 12 called "smile one more time." I played it for the seventh grade talent show!

What's next for the band?


I've been working in the Track Shack studios on my new song "Heart Beat," and a few other new songs including "Mama Knock You Out" and am hoping to release them on Spotify and iTunes this year!

What's the story behind the band name?


Ariel Jean is a singer-songwriter who began playing guitar and writing music at the age of 12! Her sisters join her on stage as backup-singers The Lipstick Outlaws.

What's your favorite local artist/group?


Blackburn Bullet, Jessica Malone, Jeanette Hawkins, Brandy Robinson, Ryan Raynal Band.

Who are your biggest influences?


Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, John Mayer.

Who first inspired you to play music?


My dad. He taught me to play three guitar chords, and I wrote my first song when I was 12. He also played in a band with his brothers at a young age and always talked about it. I grew up hearing him play his guitar and sing to us on family nights. My entire family would sing along.

Words to live by?


If you could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, your life could change forever.

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