I pull my inspiration from Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Beyonce and Duffy. I love singing oldies, jazz, R&B and pop. I have a growl (I like to call it the 'Etta James' growl), have range and can be soft or standout. I provide a performance, not just vocals.
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
Soulful, passionate and memorable performance. Great presentation, wardrobe and performance speaking.
"Courtney Noe Grammys 2017" is written in red lipstick on her bathroom mirror. "I've always thought big. I never think in terms of steps one, two and three, the logical way things should transpire or the politically correct way of pursuing things. I just go for the gold. I literally envision myself rising out of the stage in Madison Square Garden before I go to sleep. There's not a day that goes by that I don't see myself accepting a Grammy, performing at a world renowned venue or being on a major magazine cover. I think about that kind of stuff all day."
But thinking only gets you so far. Noe has been taking weekly voice lessons for over three years and practices her warm-up exercises every day in the shower. She has designed and sewn her costumes, choreography for songs, sets designed and lighting planned out. She doesn’t want to put on a show-she wants fans to have an experience.
Her sound embraces the soul of Motown with the addictive character of pop. "My mom listened to oldies but goodies so I pull a lot of inspiration from that era. Ultimately, I just want people to feel what I'm feeling and get to know a side of me that I cover up the majority of the time.
Her alter ego (which she refers to as "diva mode") allows her to be much more vulnerable with her emotions than she is in real life. "In real life I use humor as a crutch. I’m pretty introverted, shy and un-emotional.
She’s had her single, ‘Invisible Crown’ previewed during halftime of the Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Clippers game during Round 1, Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Playoffs. And has performed at Rockwood Music Hall and Bar 9 in New York City (2015) Twilight Cafe & Bar, The 2016 Portland Women's Expo, Jade Lounge Ash Street Saloon and most recently The Secret Society in Portland, OR (2016). Her very first gigs were at local county fairs including Washington (2014), Multnomah (2015) and Benton County (2015).
She has just released her debut EP, Invisible Crown, a five song project. "I thought that I would be able to get the EP done in three months. It took 2 years, 2 producers, a co-writer a lot of tears and a lot of trashed tracks."
Growing up on the Oregon coast ("in the middle of the forest" as she describes it) as an only child she spent the majority of her time playing outside, imagining and singing into her Playskool cassette player, which was later upgraded to a karaoke machine (thanks to her mom). Her dad was diagnosed with progressive Multiple Sclerosis when she was three so she and her mom executed the heavy labor tasks that are required when you live in the middle of nowhere. "We'd have to hike up to the water tank and fix a pipe because the elk had smashed it open. When people ask me to go camping or on a hike I'm like thanks, but I've already done my time in nature".
While she opted to keep her singing career somewhat under wraps until she had something to show people, she is known for her glamorous and over-the-top style. One look at her closet and you might ask why she isn't aiming for a career in fashion (and why she doesn't own anything other than black). She joined a 4-H sewing club when she was nine where she went on to win County and State Champion awards for her clothes.
“Fashion is a big part of me. It always has been." Noe claims to get a lot of flack for being unable (and not wanting to learn how) to cook. "I’m like, but I sew, how many people do you know who do that these days!?” Upon graduating high school (she was Valedictorian) her plan was to work in the fashion industry, keeping her dreams of selling out Madison Square Garden to herself. “I got enough crazy looks for wanting to work in fashion I can't imagine if I'd have said I wanted to be an international pop star". When asked to describe her style she responds with "gothic and glamorous".
She's written in a journal since she was extremely young. "I'm way better at expressing emotions through writing than actually talking. If I have to have a serious conversation I have to write everything down, gather my thoughts otherwise I will say nothing".
She's honest, stubborn, raw and not for everyone. Her vision is a rare one and her work ethic is a force to be reckoned with. You’ve gotta KNOW, Courtney Noe.
Additional Booking Notes
I don't have any equipment, so I would need the hiring venue/person/organization to provide and set up the lighting, microphone(s) etc. Though I require minimal technical services.
Past Booked Events
|December 17, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|May 17, 2014||Fundraiser|
At Last-Etta James
I'd Rather Go Blind-Etta James
All I Could Do Was Cry-Etta James
Back to Black-Amy Winehouse
Tears Dry on Their Own-Amy Winehouse
Rumor Has It-Adele
Hot & Cold-Katy Perry
Your Lips Are Movin-Meghan Trainor
I Can't Help Myself-The Four Tops
Runaway Baby-Bruno Mars
Why Don't You Love Me-Beyonce
365 Days- ZZ Ward
Influences & Inspiration
Etta James, Christina Aguilera, Duffy, Amy Winehouse, Adele & Bruno Mars.
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