Noelle Picara

Noelle Picara

 Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Noelle Picara is the bastard child of Ben Folds and Fiona Apple, annihilating the female singer-songwriter stereotype with her no-apology lyrics and raw performance. This is socially conscious music for thinking people - and it rocks. Live performance similar to Tori Amos.


What distinguishes Noelle Picara from other female piano artists is that she uses the piano as a rock instrument and doesn't just sing about romantic themes; she playfully takes on controversial social and personal issues.

Noelle began playing the piano as a toddler and later pursued an education in classical voice before breaking out as a singer/songwriter. She walked a long and thorny path through child sexual abuse, drugs, alcohol, and depression before she found enough “F-you” attitude to believe in her own voice. Deeply inspired by Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, and Ani Difranco, Noelle works to be a warrior in the battlefield of the mind: to expose corruption and lies, to give voice to the voiceless, and to inspire the beaten-down to crawl, walk, run, and then fly.

For 7 years Noelle lived in Germany as an Air Force Spouse, and she returned to her hometown, Wilmington, Delaware, in March 2011. At that time she released her debut EP “Realer Than Reality,” which was produced by Jeff Hiatt and recorded at Turtle Studios in Philadelphia. Songs from the EP have been played on 93.7 WSTW and the internet stations Women of Substance Radio, Acoustic Roundtable, and Indie Castle. She has been interviewed by Writers in the Round Radio and the Community Pub paper of Middletown, DE.

Currently Noelle rawks out with her band “Noelle Picara and the Flat 2’s” at various venues around Philadelphia and Wilmington, including World Café Live at the Queen, Fergie’s Pub, Triumph Brewery, Lickety Split, the Head House, the Nomad, JB McGinnis, and Film Brothers.

Currently she is working on the “50 Song Summer” internet songwriting campaign and planning her upcoming single release for “Zombie Girl” on October 20th, 2012.


Zombie Girl - Single 2013
Realer Than Reality - EP 2011

Set List

I can play with my trio for a larger venue/rock sound, or I can play solo for a more intimate concert.

Set List (concentration on originals, 30% covers)

Originals -
What's a Woman
When You Go Away
Scars I Own
More, More, More
Goddam Faery Heart
Sweet Wine
All These Memories
Wherever We May Roam
Drunken Monkey
Choose Your Army
Zombie Girl
Alone With All of You
If I were your Mother, America
Another Suburban Girl
Get out of My Own Way
Don't Wanna Grow Up

Covers -
No Doubt "Spiderwebs"
Joe Cocker "Feelin All Right"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Higher Ground"
Harvey Danger "Flagpole Sitta"
Stevie Wonder "Don't Worry Bout a Thing"
Bill Withers "Ain't No Sunshine"
Adele "Waiting For You"
David Bowie "Suffragette City"
Fiona Apple "Criminal"
Sara Bareilles "Fairytale" and "Bottle it Up"
Ingird Michaelson "Locked Up" and "Men of Snow"
Tori Amos "Springtime of his Voodoo" and "Sleeps with Butterflies"
Dresden Dolls "Shores of California"
Peter Gabriel "