Born and raised in Ankara-Turkey, BUELs interest in music started at an early age. As a keen writer influenced by classical music, ballet, and literature, her poems and essays became the foundation for her songwriting. Combining her writing skills with a passion for music, Buel creates a deep and thought-provoking experience unlike anything else. BUEL identifies as an indie-pop artist . She is now based in Los Angeles. BUEL started singing when she was 4 and went on to write/arrange her own songs soon after. She started to play in public when she was 12, first playing piano, and then singing as a member of the school band. Around the same time, she also began writing short stories and essays that were eventually published in her school’s magazines as well as local newspapers. These compositions would go on to become the source for some of her cryptic lyrics. She taught herself how to play guitar when 15, drawing inspiration from Sixpence None The Richer, The Cranberries, Nirvana, and Mazzy Star. These bands continue to have an influence on BUEL’s musical palate. BUEL spent most of her high school years playing cover songs, while not playing many originals. Eventually, she finally played her original compositions as a singer/songwriter in the early years of college and formed her own band named Boot.
Despite gaining some attention from local media, BUEL decided she didn’t want to live in Turkey and gave herself the stage name BUEL, with the intention of launching a music career outside of Turkey. She released a single with an accompanying video entitled Peace of Mind in 2015, about 2 months before she graduated from college. While making plans to move to the United States after graduation, the track caught the attention of a music manager from Dayton, Ohio. Upon connecting BUEL with a label and a producer, this was BUEL’s first foray into the American music business. After living an adventurous 5 months in Ohio, BUEL was able to build a considerable following in Dayton. While she loved the opportunities this presented her, BUEL always knew that the heart and soul of the music business was in Los Angeles. Deciding to a take a “hit the ground running” approach, she played live in LA the night she moved to the city. Outside of Los Angeles, BUEL has also had the privilege of sharing her music in Miami, Austin, Orlando, and Phoenix at various bars, clubs, and festivals.
AND SHE PLAYS GUITAR TOO!
Singing 'T-shirt' during last night's show at Tinhorn Flats. Thank you @theofficialjulianmiranda for having me in such a cool spot! 🕺🏻
Posted by Buel on Friday, 25 August 2017
BUEL is currently working on her debut EP, set for release in early 2019 and also planning to release another music video in December this year. She is looking forward to some upcoming shows, so if you are in LA be sure to seek her out at the following venues.
18th of November- Los Globos at 7.30pm- Opening for Mor ve Otesi (one of BUELS favorite bands)
13th of December The Viper Room 8 pm
Buel recently released the music video to “Chat with a cloud”. Published on 29 Sep 2018 and already at 16,307 views we foresee big things for this phenomenal up and coming artists future!
Watch the video here!
A MESSAGE FROM BUEL TO SOUTH AFRICA!