Ariel Thiermann

Ariel Thiermann

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Not only is Ariel a dynamic performer but she is a true songstress, possessing a unique gift at blending fresh poetic imagery with evocative melody.

Biography

Ariel Thiermann’s lyrics conjure images beyond our earthly plane; her clear voice soars octaves with enchanting melodies. Ariel’s talent as a pianist and performer has won her devoted fans from around the globe in over seven years as an independent artist.

While a consummate professional in her craft, Ariel brings a playfulness to her original folk songs and a blissful sensuality to her love songs, attracting the eye of Starbucks Coffee and Kodak, who have incorporated her music into their products worldwide. Ariel’s music can be heard today in over 4,500 Starbucks stores across the U.S. and in the popular Kodak program Photo Show.

A recent review wrote, “she is a brilliant corsage bobbing in today’s junkstrewn and noisy musical waters, a vocal powerhouse that can send a tune straight to the atmosphere.” Myron Dove, the former guitarist and bassist for Santana, says: “Ariel creates a very soulful sound with cool imagery. She is definitely one of my favorite songwriters.”

Ariel is accompanied on her latest album, “Behold”, with Guitarist Michael Kraus and renowned cellist Barry Phillips, as well as many others. She performs “songs of depth and passion married to nuanced musical arrangements” with the melodies reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and the lyric creativity of Leonard Cohen.

Lyrics

Behold

Written By: Ariel Thiermann

Behold

Behold the bravery in being a beginner
a bloody bloom beneath the bird cage
Behold the bravery in walking backwards
begging to belong to yourself
Behold
Behold the bravery in being a beginner
To be the beloved bell that listens
the booming bear who balances between worlds
Behold the bravery
Behold
Biting into one’s bizarre beaten track
of their behavior
I’m gonna face the bang bang battles of blame
trickle down of family flame
buried birthmarks soon to burst
a bloody bloom but first
Behold the bravery in being a because
for someone else
In the moment of their baffled brow
you put their blizzard on the burner of
“I believe in you” and they burst
Behold a buffet of butterflies
blossoming into bridges
balancing between worlds
Behold
Behold
Behold the bravery in being a beginner
brilliant in your bewilderment
Behold the bravery in being a beginner
bruised in the blush of becoming

Climb To You

Written By: Ariel Thiermann

Climb To You

Alone in my carousel on the sand
white stallions and tin cans
A boats moves on the red horizon
I hold a lotus in my hand
Everything has turned the color blue
how dare you shoot your arrow
in my chest and break through
It makes me want to climb to you
I want to climb to you

I wanna climb, I wanna climb to you

I’ve been looking for you down every side street
This love tastes so bitter and it tastes so sweet
Beneath the violence if you can
hold a lotus in your hand

I wanna climb, I wanna climb to you

You lit up my heart
built me up till I fell apart
You opened up my scars
and climbed into my soul
I wonder what it all means to you
inside the heart
inside the mind
You’ve come into my life
in such an unexpected time

I wanna climb, I wanna climb to you

Dance With Me

Written By: Ariel Thiermann

Dance With Me

Put down your weapons tonight
I refuse to fight
war with war and fear with fear
I need you now with me
Can we talk about our boundries
the walls we build in our love
Can we talk about what
we’re scared of

Dance with me
what have you got to lose
I’m willing to open my heart
and be real
so why not choose
to dance with me
dance with me
Why not take a chance with me

Your silence is giving you away
I know you’ve got so much to say
Behind the pain and the pride
isn’t it love that’s burning inside

Dance with me
what have you got to lose
I’m willing to open my heart
and be real
so why not choose
to dance with me
dance with me
Why not take a chance with me

Imagine this
dancing with what we resist
Imagine this
balancing in endlessness

I’m reaching out my hand
Let’s take it slow tonight
to the rhythm of surrender
Then we both win this fight

Dance with me
what have you got to lose
I’m willing to open my heart
and be real
so why not choose
to dance with me
dance with me
Why not take a chance with me

Discography

Behold (2005) LP
My Art is a Bird (2002) LP

Set List

Sets can be any length up to two hours/w break.