The voice of a hummingbird. Intoxicating melodies being produced with the sweetest of voices. Sultry. Soulful. Sassy. All Caretta Bell.
Caretta is a jazz and soul music artist who has been recognized as one of the top 10 singers in Houston, as well as a 7 time Houston Press Music Awards Nominee. Born and raised in the small town of Hawkins,TX, she has been moving the masses with her voice since the tender age of 3. After years of nurturing her gift there, Caretta moved to Houston, TX where she continues to musically seduce audiences in the U.S. and abroad time and time again.
More than just a pretty face, Caretta is also a gifted songwriter. If looking for proof of any of these claims, one need only take a listen to her debut album, Love’s Eye View (July-2008) the majority, she penned herself. The album was written as a personal exploration of all facets of love, that you can't help but feel in your soul!
On September 9, 2020, Caretta was nominated for Best Neo Soul Performer in this year’s Black Music Awards. She is also featured as one of 10 artists in Houston CityBook's 2019 Music issue. Ephphatha, Ms. Bell's latest EP released August 2016 reached #17 on the UK Soul Charts! It's a fresh and eclectic showing, & continues to showcase Caretta's sweet sound and groovy hooks. Her single and video “Growing Painz” was nominated for Best Music Video for Houston Press Music Awards. Produced by Swedish producer Red Astaire, it’s a jazzy, soulful track that’s sure to keep you grooving!
Caretta has been a leading member of The Recording Academy’s District Advocate Day serving as Team Captain in 2018, and is passionate about creating music laws that benefit all musicians, regardless of status. In 2019 Caretta joined The Hope Project as a music instructor teaching choir. The Hope Project provides mindful arts education to a diverse population of school children ages 2-18, homeless youth, and the elderly.
She has her own Pandora station, as well as music on Itunes, Amazon, CDbaby, Spotify, Tidal and profiles on MTV and Yahoo music. She has performed the national anthem for NBA basketball team, the New Orleans Hornets, and has also gained international success overseas in Japan, London, Sweden, New Zealand, Brazil, France, and the list goes on.
Over the years, she’s shared the stage and worked with some of Billboard’s #1 Chart Artists such as Ledisi, Bilal, Mos Def, Keith Sweat, Bell Biv Devoe, Amber Bullock, Keite Young, Stokely of Mint Condition and Ollie Woodson to name a few. This should come as no surprise to those who have experienced how she effortlessly moves through her 4-octave range with amazing control and beauty. This singer/songwriter is an artist that you can connect with on all levels. Caretta Bell, the music speaks for itself.