In January 2007, Bree Noble was named Best Female Performer at the Inland Empire Music Awards in Southern California. She was also a finalist in the 2007 En Sound Gospel Music Awards in two categories: Contemporary Female Artist and Christian Contemporary Album. Her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence have captured audiences at large venues such as Saddleback Church and The Coach House. In July 2006, Bree was honored to perform the national anthem in front of a sold out crowd at Dodger Stadium. Those who have heard her will tell you that she has the unusual ability to sing anything from Pop/Rock to Opera. Depending on the event, Bree performs familiar Broadway and sacred pieces alongside her original Christian Contemporary and love songs. Her artistry is enjoyed and admired by people of all different ages and walks of life.
When she is not ministering to other congregations, Bree serves as a worship leader at Northkirk Presbyterian Church in Alta Loma, CA. In June 2007 Bree was honored to serve as a lead vocalist on the worship team and as a featured soloist at the California Pacific United Methodist Annual Conference. In 2011 Bree joined the national tour “Coffee Break with Christian D.I.V.A.s”, where she ministers in song and testimony with 2-3 other female artists. Whether she’s performing her signature lyric-driven pop/rock or leading a congregation in a familiar worship chorus or hymn, Bree’s vocals communicate deep emotion.
Although Bree’s vocals are always compelling, they are not her greatest asset. Songwriting is her real signature as an artist. Bree’s style has been compared to Ginny Owens, Sara Groves, Mark Schultz & Casting Crowns. Musically it is a blend of Contemporary and Inspirational music that is both mainstream and eclectic. Bree was named a finalist in both the Dallas Songwriters Contest and the Christian Contemporary Music Network International Songwriting Contest for her song “Gypsy Road”. “My Front Door” earned an honor award in the Great American Song Contest. The song “It’s Christmastime” (co-written with Allan Licht) won 3rd prize in the Next Holiday Classic Contest in December 2007 and in 2010 was released on a compilation CD by the publishing company who held the contest. Her songs have also been placed on compilation CDs by The Christian D.I.V.A.s, LOG Records (“Beautiful Faith”), Gevania Records, and Ausuree Entertainment. In 2010 Bree co-wrote “In Between” (with Marissa DiBlasio) which has been selected by several music supervisors and libraries for possible use in network and cable TV shows.
Bree likes to think of herself not as a Christian songwriter, but as a songwriter who is a Christian. She writes about specific aspects of her own Christian walk, but she also writes about problems that are universal like greed, homelessness, racism, loss, and family struggles. Her lyrics explore common emotional issues: apathy, fear, loneliness, mistrust, and seeking joy in suffering. And then there are those special songs that are her most personal, that convey her heart, not just as a woman of faith but as an individual who has learned to overcome great adversity. Bree has Glaucoma and has been legally blind since birth. With songs such as “Running” and “You Are My Vision” she unveils her most intimate feelings about growing up with a disability and how it has affected her life and her relationship with God.
In 2006 Bree created the “You Are My Vision” presentation, a narrative and musical journey through her life growing up visually impaired. She has presented this program in various forms at over 100 events including MOPS (Mothers Of Pre Schoolers), Christian Women’s Connection (Stonecroft), women’s retreats, worship services, fundraisers, and community groups. With this presentation, Bree strives to inspire and encourage audiences to trust God in all things and to lean on Him in times of struggle. Bree received recognition for this ministry in interviews by “Amazing Mom Stories” on the MomsOnTheMove.com website, The San Gabriel Tribune, Westmont Magazine (her alma mater), The United Methodist CalPac Conference Newsletter, The Spirit Radio, Depot Radio, and The Zeph Report Radio Show.
Bree spent her elementary years in Redwood City, CA and then at age 13 moved to Modesto, CA and became very active in the music department at Thomas Downey High School. She attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA and earned degrees in Vocal Performance and Business. She has called Southern California home for the past years and has been active as a classical soloist, worship leader and performer in Los Angeles, Orange County & the Inland Empire as well as touring often to the areas she grew up in Northern California.
Bree has performed with several bands over the past 20 years including Zephaniah (Westmont College touring ensemble), Day One (worship band), and the all-female Alternative Rock band Not Martha. In 2002, she released her first solo album, “Overwhelmed”, on the MP3.com independent label. Many of the songs from the album placed in the top 10 on MP3.com’s Christian charts. By popular demand, the album Overwhelmed was re-released in 2005 by Gevania Records
Bree enjoys collaborating with other songwriters and lending her unique vocals to projects by other artists. She appears as a guest vocalist on several projects by Indie artists and writers including David Aucoin, Jerry Allen, Allan Licht, Michael Borges, Sean Fullerton and Joel Irwin. Her music has been published by Victoria Lane Publishing and Allan Bradley Music Publishing.
Bree’s CD “Healing Waters”, including acclaimed tracks “Healing Waters”, “You Are My Vision”, “Gypsy Road”, “I Trusted You” and “Impossibly Beautiful”, was produced by veteran CCM & AC producer Allan Licht. Released in September 2006, this CD has sold over 1300 copies to date. “Healing Waters” has generated stellar reviews from sites like ChristianMusic.Suite101.com, Depot-Radio.com, AWOE Magazine, Active Christian Media and Channel Z’s “The Zeph Report”.
By popular demand, in May 2011 Bree released “In The Garden”, a collection of some of the best loved songs, both Broadway and Spiritual, that Bree performs at live events. Including Bree’s signature performances of “Somewhere” (from West Side Story), “Think Of Me” (from Phantom of the Opera), and other Broadway favorites. Sacred classics include “The Lord’s Prayer”, “Ave Maria”, “In The Garden” and “O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion” (Handel’s Messiah). And featuring originals “Ballerina Beautiful” and “The Lord Is My Shepherd”. The final track is a live version of “Agnus Dei” from Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C. Fans can purchase the CD at Bree’s appearances starting May 7, 2011.
Bree Noble : Healing Waters
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