From Tay Bell

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A Bronx native, Hardy Donte' Bell was born November 22, 1990. Falling in love with music at a young age, 8-year-old Tay Bell's ambitious rendition of Michael Jackson's "Climb Every Mountain" for his church choir was a pivotal point in Bell's musical journey.Prompted by his parents' separation and a change of schools, Bell learned to play a wide variety of instruments including, but not limited to the violin and piano at The Bronx Preparatory Charter School. A dedicated student, and an even more dedicated musician, an effervescent Bell became a member of the school's choir perfecting his most prized instrument, his voice.At 15 Bell interned for Warner Music Group referencing music for a collection of writers. Later he'd go on to pen songs for Jamie Foxx, Mario, Ashanti, Sevyn Streeter, RaVaughn and others. As a college freshman, Bell developed a following after winning a collection of school competitions and talent shows. Credited with the opening for Trey Songz in May of 2010, Bell's New York City buzz expanded, as did word of the young heartthrob's talent amongst the industry.His deep love and appreciation for R&B Soul led Tay Bell to Philadelphia as1 of 5 finalists in Andre Harrell's "Superstar Soul Search" 2010 Competition.With an unwavering resolve, Bell made the decision to pursue his music career, post-college, despite battling doubts from friends and family. After joining a Mount Vernon church choir and performing in several NYC competitions. Bell has teamed up with several artists and producers to collaborate on several different projects between throughout the Tri-state, the West Coast and the South, establishing himself as a premiere songwriter. Tay Bell's avidity and willingness to make outstanding music is nothing short of admirable and exemplary."I took breaks from music, but music has never taken a break from me. When I'm not making music, I'm not happy, and I never plan on being despondent again"-Tay Bell