Chrysta Bell (her first name) is a performing artist, recording artist and actress who incorporates dynamic theatrical and multimedia elements into unforgettable performance experiences.
By 18 she had become lead vocalist for the popular Austin, Texas- based continental swing act, 8 ½ Souvenirs. During a four year run with the band she was signed to RCA Victor, shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson and Brian Setzer.
At age 21 she had a fateful meeting with legendary artist David Lynch, and the two began a lasting musical partnership which yielded the album This Train, released in 2011, the song “Polish Poem” from the soundtrack to INLAND EMPIRE, and the EP Somewhere in the Nowhere.
Her most recent collaboration with Lynch was on set of the internationally acclaimed Twin Peaks: The Return. In her television acting debut, Lynch cast Chrysta Bell in a leading role of FBI Agent Tammy Preston, acting alongside Lynch himself, Laura Dern and Miguel Ferrer.
In June of 2017, Chrysta Bell released her sophomore album with Mercury Prize-winning producer John Parish, long time P.J. Harvey collaborator and producer. We Dissolve was met with critical acclaim worldwide.
In April of 2019, she releases her 4th studio album. The new album finds Chrysta Bell delving in darker territory, with influences of new wave, post-punk and disco. As always, her powerful, distinctive contralto deliveries are seamless.
As a headlining act across 33 countries in North America and Europe in the last 6 years, her enigmatic presence and soulful performance have captivated audiences and media.