Heather Noel Bio
I am grateful for my life and the opportunity to share love through music!
I was born in Santa Cruz, California and raised on the west coast. I've had a love for writing and poetry from a very young age and earned a BA in literature/creative writing from UC Santa Cruz. During my second year of college, a dear friend passed in a car wreck. That is the day I found solace in my housemate's guitar and learned a few chords and wrote my first song. I have loved playing music ever since then, finding inspiration from nature and life to guide myself into deeper connection, comfort my emotions, give praises, and inspire beauty.
I recorded and released my first album, Angels Are Here, in 2001 on the Big Island when my first daughter, Asha Nalu, was a one year old. My second daughter, Sophia Zahara, was born a few years later. My children have greatly inspired my music with their beauty and the hope for their future, the planet we share, and the generations to come.
I recorded and released my second album, Sanctify, in Williams, Oregon in 2012-13 during a deep healing journey and plan to record and share more of the songs I have written in the future. Both solo and with the accompaniment of several talented musician friends, I have shared songs in ceremonies and played shows at festivals and events over the years including Garlic Festival, Washington; Earth Day, Maui; Mystic Garden, Oregon, and various yoga shalas and other venues, performing my own shows as well as receiving the honor of opening up for Shimshai, Sasha Rose, Freedom, Mike Love, Youssoupha Sidibe and other inspiring artists. Bless up!
I now live again in Hawai'i, this time on the island of Maui, grateful for the inspiration of the thriving jungle, the vast ocean, and the sand between my toes.