Chrysta Bell (her first name and full professional moniker) is a performing artist, recording artist, and actress who incorporates dynamic theatrical and multimedia elements into unforgettable performance experiences.
During her musical career, she has performed in over 30 countries and shared the stage with musical legends such as bass player Nathan East, guitarist Michael Thompson, guitarist and producer Adrian Utley(of Portishead), superstars Willie Nelson, Brian Setzer and Donovan, as well as members of King Crimson and Yes.
Chrysta Bell has had the great opportunity to write and record songs with iconic film director David Lynch, their collaboration yielding both the haunting “Polish Poem” from his INLAND EMPIRE soundtrack and the critically acclaimed album This Train released in 2011.
Lynch, Chrysta Bell and Dean Hurley have recently completed an EP of new material, set to be released in 2016. Chrysta Bell recorded her second full length album in Bristol, UK, in February of 2016, with celebrated producer, composer and multi instrumentalist John Parish (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius, Tracy Chapman).
In 2017 Chrysta Bell will appear in the highly anticipated new Twin Peaks series on Showtime.
Chrysta Bell began her professional musical career in Austin, Texas, as the lead vocalist for RCA Victor’s euro swing act, 8 ½ Souvenirs. She is currently writing songs for the upcoming album with songwriting partner Christopher Smart and continues to perform with her band in clubs, theaters, private events and on festival stages around the world. Check the tour dates on this site for more information about upcoming live performances.
Chrysta Bell likes chilled, unfiltered sake, vintage gear with glowing lights and thinks that sustainability is super sexy.
“Chrysta Bell looks like a dream and Chrysta Bell Sings like a dream. And the dream is coming true.” – David Lynch