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Noelle Picara

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Hot Breakfast

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Noelle Picara

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Noelle Picara is like Tori Amos and Amanda Palmer making out in a horror movie.  She annihilates the female singer-songwriter stereotype with her no-apology lyrics and raw performance. Noelle’s brand of “piano rawk” dismantles assumptions about war, politics, gender, and sexuality with the mantra “sing truth to power.”

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 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. She has performed showcases at the Millenium Music Conference and the Cape May Singer/Songwriter Conference.  During the summer of 2012 she completed the "50-Song Summer" songwriting campaign.  Her single "Zombie Girl" was released in October 2012 and the video premiered on March 1, 2013.

 

Hot Breakfast

I had the pleasure of meeting these guys and mixing for them at The DelFolk coffeehouse March 23rd. Loved their show so much that I booked this on on the spot!

 

Jill Knapp and Matt Casarino first bonded in 2002 over a shared love of hopelessly outdated 16K com-puters and dorky wordplay. They started making mu-sic a few months later. It sounded good. Really good. HOT BREAKFAST! was born.

With a penchant for unexpected covers (“Total Eclipse of the Heart,” a stripped-and-slow take on Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark,” and “Heaven On Their Minds” from Jesus Christ Superstar) and hard-rockin’ & funny originals, HOT BREAKFAST! is no background-music act. Matt and Jill demand your attention with stunning vocals, furious guitar work, snappy percussion, attention to grammar and punctuation, and their disturbingly attractive bodies – no wonder they are renowned as Delaware’s Premier Acoustic Dork-Rock Power Duo.

Hot Breakfast! has already played sold out shows at the Shubin Theatre (Philly), World Cafe Live, The Baby Grand (Wilmington, Delaware), The New Candlelight Theatre (Arden, Delaware), and The Kennett Flash (Kennett Square, PA). They’ve also played at a gazillion other neat places, such as The Lost Penguin (Black Rock City/Burning Man, Nevada), countless house concerts in Delaware, Texas, Arizona, and California, and the Tin Angel in Philadelphia… and they don’t feel the least bit bad about it.

Sure they could brag about all the fantastic bands they’ve gigged with (Jill vocalizes with LA’s Industrial Jazz Group, Matt jams with Mary Arden Collins, they both occasionally augment the Joe Trainor Trio with vocals, guitars, saxes, and percussion), but that’s not their style. Their style? Rock. Dork Rock.

You should also know that:

  • Matt plays guitar, he writes the songs, and he also sings. He’s the talented one.
  • Jill sings, she plays percussion, and she gestures a lot. She’s the dorky one.
  • Despite their limited amounts of hair (one by choice, one not so much), they are also both disturbingly attractive.
  • But really, all you need to know is that they are awesome, they love science, they are cool, and by cool we mean they are totally sweet.
  • And while they may not take themselves very seriously, they take their music and their craft very much so. They won’t let you down.