Photo by Kelsey Cherry

Photo by Kelsey Cherry



Is a singer/songwriter signed to Nashville based artist development and publishing company Big Yellow Dog Music.  

Makes music that crosses genre lines between folk, pop, and alternative. 

Was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Home to heatstroke and the chimichanga. 

Wrote her first song after her high school boyfriend dumped her (how predictable). 

Got her start playing open mic nights and small acoustic shows in her college town of Flagstaff, AZ and post college years in Austin, TX. 

Began making records in 2009 after some of her songs were discovered by Nashville producer Mark Prentice.

Has a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism and French (Cause' she's practical like that). 

Created her alt pop alter ego HAEL in 2016 as a way to experiment with a more "beat-centric" electronic sound.

HAEL has been featured in ad campaigns for Apple, Toyota, DSW, and had numerous successful sync placements on TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and more. 

Moonlights as a "rapper" under the moniker 'Lil Cheesecake'

Credits her practice of improv comedy for teaching her how to take creative risks.

Made a record called 'Running In Borrowed Shoes', an album adapted from 100 interviews with Real People.  

Nobel personally interviewed 100 people from diverse backgrounds and wrote songs based on stories and themes uncovered in her interviews. She considers the project to be a 'hybrid creative endeavor' one that combines journalism, empathy advocacy, and music. "I  hope that the record will be a highly relatable piece-- one that reminds us all of our shared humanity." says Leah. 

Running In Borrowed Shoes is available now on all major download and streaming platforms.