About Me

Born and raised in the Detroit area, Kirabelle is a singer / songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist living and loving in Nashville, eternally chasing truth and expression through the medium that connects us all... music.  Her fondness for sampling old songs from the Great American Songbook along with folk favorites adding unique arrangements is evident in her style. "These songs should never be forgotten.  I strive to keep them alive in my music."  Kirabelle infuses her own compositions with elements of folk and jazz utilizing a variety of  instruments - ukulele, banjolele, guitar, cello, fiddle, piano, melodica, mandolin, dulicimer, flutes, whistles, and autoharp.  "It is my great hope to inspire others to research and recognize the glorious treasures left to us by those who've come before, tip our hats, pay tribute, and continue on, re-inventing the musical 'wheel.'" 

Hear my music

GBS PRESENTS: KIRABELLE

KiraBelle - musician

Woohoo

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Kirabelle & the Sweet Peas
Traditional (Gaelic)

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Tha Mi Sgith - (Cutting Bracken / A Fairy Love Song)
sung in Scots Gaelic

Featured on the Soon to be Released:

CELTIC SONGS FOR BABY BEANS

Vocals, Drums - Kirabelle Frabotta

Highland Pipes - Dylan Frabutt

Kirabelle & Kris Kristofferson
04/04/2015
Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields

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A cheerful Sun inspired impromptu duet with Kris Kristofferson recorded on iphone at the Hat Shop   :-)

Kirabelle Frabotta - FIREBREATHrecords
2-10-2015
Sam Stept / Lew Brown / Charles Tobias

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Featured track #10 on FIREBREATHrecords compilation: Touch of Love 2-10-2015

Kirabelle - vocals, ukulele

Erik - upright bass

(To listen to LP and to purchase, click on the album artwork...)

Kirabelle Frabotta
06/01/2014
Kirabelle Frabotta

Story

Vocals and Baritone Ukulele - Kirabelle Frabotta

Kirabelle & The Sweet Peas
02/18/2014
Jimmie Davis ( Peer International Corp. 1940 )

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A short Clip from Songs for Baby Beans available on iTunes and Amazon

Kirabelle Frabotta - all vocals, ukuleles, percussion, melodica, 

Josh Dent - cello, 

Kirabelle & The Sweet Peas
02/18/2014

Story

A short clip from Songs for Baby Beans available on iTunes and Amazon

Kirabelle Frabotta - All vocals, ukuleles, percussion, melodica, mouth trumpet/trombone

Josh Dent - Cello

Kirabelle & The Sweet Peas
02/18/2014
Traditional English Folk Song

Story

a short clip from Songs for Baby Beans available on iTunes and Amazon

Kirabelle Frabotta - All vocals, ukulele, percussion

Kirabelle & the Sweetpeas
02/18/2014
Traditional Polynesian

Story

a short clip from Songs for Baby Beans available on iTunes and Amazon

All vocals, percussion - Kirabelle Frabotta

Kirabelle & The Sweet Peas
02/18/2014
Traditional Lullaby

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a short clip from Songs for Baby Beans available on iTunes and Amazon

Kirabelle Frabotta - all vocals, ukulele, percussion

Kirabelle Frabotta
Walter Donaldson & George Whiting

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Kirabelle - vocals, soprano ukulele

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA
Billy Rose / Lee David

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Kirabelle - vocals, ukulele, tambourine.

Kirabelle Frabotta
Neil Young

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Kirabelle Frabotta - Baritone Ukulele, vocals; Josh Dent - cello

Kirabelle Frabotta
Moose Charlap/Carolyn Leigh

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Kirabelle - vocals, ukulele, whistle

Kirabelle Frabotta
05/01/2013
Paul Rice - Jimmie Davis & Charles Mitchell

Story

Recorded Live at Chicago Acoustic Underground.
Kirabelle Frabotta: vocals, Banjolele

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA
Paul Rice - Jimmie Davis & Charles Mitchell

Story

Recorded Live @ Groove Box Studios in Detroit, MI in April 2013. One take, one shot, no edits.

Kirabelle Frabotta - Tenor ukulele, vocals, Josh Dent - Cello

Louisiana State Song

Lyrics

 

Kirabelle Frabotta
Kirabelle Frabotta

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Kirabelle - Vocals, ukulele, guitar; Joshua Dent - cello.

Lyrics

Written by: Kirabelle Frabotta

I'm so Caught up in you, boy
Don't quite know what to do, boy.
I was swimmin all alone just like a fish in the Sea
When your net of love, it captured me.

Can't stop thinkin of you, boy.
Friends think I'm goin cuckoo, boy.
I try, oh I try to get you off of my mind
But the remedy I cannot find.

Each little kiss, a swing and a miss.
I wouldn't mind fallin deeper in this bliss.

You pulled me outta my blues, boy.
No more cryin, sighin, boo-hoos, boy.
Go anywhere you want, do what you wanna do.
Cuz my mind's made up on you.

Each little kiss, a swing and a miss
Why won't you try fallin deeper in this bliss?

You pulled me outta my blues, boy.
No more cryin, sighin, boo-hoos, boy.
Go anywhere you want, do what you wanna do.
Cuz my mind's made up on you...
My heart is yours to woo...
Cuz I'm so caught up in you!
 

Kirabelle Frabotta
Kirabelle Frabotta

Story

Recorded LIVE at Chicago Acoustic Underground in May, 2013.
Kirabelle Frabotta - Tenor ukulele

Lyrics

I'm so Caught up in you, boy
Don't quite know what to do, boy.
I was swimmin all alone just like a fish in the Sea
When your net of love, it captured me.

Can't stop thinkin of you, boy.
Friends think I'm goin cuckoo, boy.
I try, oh I try to get you off of my mind
But the remedy I cannot find.

Each little kiss, a swing and a miss.
I wouldn't mind fallin deeper in this bliss.

You pulled me outta my blues, boy.
No more cryin, sighin, boo-hoos, boy.
Go anywhere you want, do what you wanna do.
Cuz my mind's made up on you.

Each little kiss, a swing and a miss
Why won't you try fallin deeper in this bliss?

You pulled me outta my blues, boy.
No more cryin, sighin, boo-hoos, boy.
Go anywhere you want, do what you wanna do.
Cuz my mind's made up on you...
My heart is yours to woo...
Cuz I'm so caught up in you!

Kirabelle Frabotta
02/20/2013
Bill Withers

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Written by Bill Withers 1971.

Kirabelle Frabotta - Vocals, Baritone Ukulele; Josh Dent - Cello

Kirabelle Frabotta
05/01/2013
Kirabelle Frabotta

Story

Recorded Live at Chicago Acoustic Underground in May, 2013.
Kirabelle Frabotta - Vocals, Baritone ukulele

Lyrics

Well I heard you down the stairs
You caught me, you caught me so unaware
I handed you the gun
And I begged you please, stop stealing my sun

Well I saw you at the park.
It was so much, so much after dark.
Well you took me for a ride.
Now my life's not mine, It's up and died.

Well I gave you my last dime.
My life is no longer mine.
And you wanted me to stay.
But that sure ain't a price I'm willing to pay.

Now you wrote me in the will
There's no option left but to kill.
You handed me the knife.
As I ran you through I said
Get outta of my life...
As I ran you through I said... Get outta my life.

 

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA
Kirabelle Frabotta

Story

Recorded Live @ Groove Box Studios in Detroit in April.  One take, one shot, no edits.

Kirabelle Frabotta - Ukulele, vocals; Josh Dent - Cello

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA
Kirabelle Frabotta

Story

Recorded Live @ Groove Box Studios in Detroit in April, 2013.  One take, one shot, no edits.

Kirabelle Frabotta - Guitar, vocals; Josh Dent - Cello


**Voted one of the Best of 2012 - WDET's 101.9 FM - Ann Delisi's Essential Music Sampler

Recorded Live @ Groove Box Studios in Detroit in April.  One take, one shot, no edits.

Kirabelle Frabotta - Ukulele, vocals; Josh Dent - Cello

- See more at: http://www.kirabellefrabotta.com/listen/#sthash.5KGP4hBI.dpuf

Lyrics

Can't Sleep
I think about you
When I Dream
I Dream about you
In my waking hours as the Sun comes up
I realize...
You're the one I long to touch.
Oh, oh oh ohhh.

Sing a Love Song
Sing about You.
Bittersweet Songs
To relieve all my blues.
Lie awake almost every night thinking
Are you out there...
Wishing you could hold me tight?

The Bridge to your heart may be a creaky one
Fire below and Smoke above.
But I will take on all that's under the Sun
You're the only one I want to Love.

Take a walk as the Sun settin light shimmers over the treetops.
Try with all my might to fight these feelings deep down inside
Little Voice within me sayin "Give In, Girl Give In
Open up your heart, don't be afraid
Let it happen to you...
What's the worst it could do?"

Kirabelle Frabotta
Kirabelle Frabotta

Story

Kirabelle - Vocals, guitar

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA
Kirabelle Frabotta

Story

Recorded Live @ Groove Box Studios in Detroit in April, 2013.  One take, one shot, no edits.

Kirabelle Frabotta - Guitar, vocals; Josh Dent - Cello

Recorded Live @ Groove Box Studios in Detroit in April, 2013.  One take, one shot, no edits.

Kirabelle Frabotta - Guitar, vocals; Josh Dent - Cello - See more at: http://www.kirabellefrabotta.com/listen/#sthash.vJbVpimG.dpuf

Lyrics

Take it or Leave it
I'm sick and tired of being left on the shelf
Baby, I mean it.
Don't come round here, I'll be fine by myself

Take or Leave it
All of those lies that you tell me to please
Don't mean a thing now
Next time you see me, you'll fall on your knees

Cuz I'm too nice
and she, well she gets around
And I don't need ya now
Gonna land with my feet on the ground.

Can't shake this feeling
When I wake up I'll be out in the cold
There was a time when I thought
Maybe i'd love you until we were old.

But it's too late
To go back now
You won't find me again.
And I'll never come back around.

Oh, it's too late
To go back now
You won't find me again
and I'll never come back around.

Kirabelle Frabotta
Kirabelle Frabotta

Story

Kirabelle Frabotta - vocals, ukulele; Joshua Dent - cello; Mark Bullock - celeste

NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES!


Lyrics

1,2,3,4...

If the world's going to end
I just might wanna spend
the 21st of December with you.

All these mornings
and centuries' warnings
I find to be looking perpetually blue

Populations' calendar days
Seeking to pinpoint this craze
Maybe just a media maze.

Hold my hand down this Apocalypse road.
Stay with me and watch this old world implode.

If the world's going to end
I just might wanna spend
the 21st of December with you

All those countdowns to those midnight meltdowns
You know you're the one I'm looking to.
Romeo and juliet
Had some hearts that just wouldn't quit
Oh how you circumvent the stars with your wit.

Love me tonight if you dare I've got this evening to share.
I'll make December a one to remember I swear.
Love me tonight if you dare
We'll watch the world disappear.
 

Kirabelle Frabotta
Maud Irving and Joseph Philbrick Webster

Story

Kirabelle Frabotta - All Vocals, Tenor Ukulele; Joshua Dent - Cello.

WILDWOOD FLOWER - 7 song EP -  on iTUNES

 

Lyrics

Kirabelle Frabotta
Tom Waits

Story

Kirabelle - vocals, guitar, melodica, harmonica, synthesizer, soprano ukulele, rain stick, flute.

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA
Billy Idol

Story

Kirabelle Frabotta - guitars, Ukulele, vocals

One of THE dance anthems of my youth.  I always danced, "as if no one was watching."
I probably looked like an idiot most of the time, limbs flailing around,
butt-length brown hair flying in peoples faces (if there were even people on the dance floor).
Growing up in a radio studio, (my mom was a DJ/ Station Manager at local radio station for a
good portion of my childhood) exposed me to so much music... especially that of the alternative/punk rock genre.
I remember going to Daddy Daughter dances with my dad and making up the
craaaaziest footwork when I was 7 or 8. This song reminds me of all of those times.

Don't be afraid to dance with yourself/ free your spirit and enjoy each moment to the absolute fullest!!
I have to remember that more as an adult ... I think we all do. :)

P.S. I always thought the lyrics were:
"If I had the Chance, I'd TEACH THE WORLD TO DANCE"
It wasn't until TODAY that I realized the words actually are:
"If I had the chance I'd ASK THE ONE TO DANCE"
Sometimes, I like my own version better, eh? hahah

Kirabelle Frabotta
Kirabelle Frabotta

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Kirabelle - vocal, guitar; Mark Bullock - keyboard

Kirabelle Frabotta
Roy Turk and Fred Ahlert

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Kirabelle - vocals, tenor ukulele, tap shoes,

Kirabelle Frabotta
Malvina Reynolds

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Kirabelle - vocals, tenor ukulele

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA

Story

Kirabelle Frabotta - ukulele, vocals

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA
Rob Bourassa

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Kirabelle Frabotta - Vocals, Rob Bourassa - Guitar, Mike Karoub - Cello

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA
Rob Bourassa

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Kirabelle - vocals, Rob Bourassa - swing guitar, Mike Karoub - cello

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA
Rob Bourassa

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Kirabelle - vocals, shakers: Rob Bourassa - guitars, bouzouki, percussion; Mike Karoub - cello

Kirabelle Frabotta
Lou Handman and Roy Turk

Story

Kirabelle - vocals, soprano uke

Kirabelle Frabotta
Gus Kahn & Fabian Andre

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Kirabelle - vocals, soprano uke, old 78 spin foley

Kirabelle Frabotta
Richard M. Jones (1924)

Story

Kirabelle - multi-track vocals, guitar

Kirabelle Frabotta
Roy Turk and Fred Ahlert

Story

Kirabelle - vocals, guitar, melodica

Kirabelle Frabotta
Gus Edwards / Edward Madden

Story

Kirabelle - vocals, ukulele

Kirabelle Frabotta
Francis Scott Key

Story

Kirabelle - vocals, ukulele

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA
Gerry Goffin / Carole King

Story

Kirabelle - vocals, ukulele

Kirabelle Frabotta
Sid Tepper / Roy C. Bennett

Story

Kirabelle - vocals, Gordon Smith - Guitar

Kirabelle Frabotta
Sam Lewis, Joe Young, Ray Henderson

Story

Kirabelle - vocals, uke

Kirabelle Frabotta
John Lennon / Paul McCartney

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Kirabelle - vocals, ukulele

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA
Sam H. Stept

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Kirabelle Frabotta on soprano ukulele - recorded in mono on ipod nano.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXoB4yVe3xI

KIRABELLE FRABOTTA
Gene DePaul, Sammy Cahn

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Recorded in mono on ipod nano by the beach in Naples, Florida.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crLsqLRzbMQ

Music written by Gene De Paul, lyrics by Sammy Cahn, published in 1953. The biggest hit version of the song was recorded by The DeCastro Sisters, charting in 1954. Recorded by Jo Stafford, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Count Basie, Blossom Dearie, Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Diana Krall, Amy Winehouse to name a few.

Kirabelle Frabotta & Josh Dent
04/06/2013
Kirabelle Frabotta

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http://grooveboxstudios.com/#/kirabelle-frabotta/