Ariel Storm is the married duo of Ariana Storm and Kai Ariel, two multi instrumentalist singer/songwriters currently residing in Seattle. Their music, described as "Ambient Dreampop' combines lush, layered music arrangements with Ariana's beautiful emotive vocals. Their main influences are the beloved Joni Mitchell and Brian Eno, reflected by their music being at once song driven yet also expansive in sound. Lyrically the music of Ariel Storm is a deeply honest expression of personal truth, with prevalent themes of self empowerment, social justice and emotional healing. 2006 marked the release of their eponymous album "Ariel Storm" on Carefree & Bohemian Records. Ariana graduated from UCLA with a degree in the composition and theory of music where she won the Gil Rodin memorial scholarship for best pop musician. She is a five time winner of the Northern California Songwriters Association contest for best singer/songwriter. Ariana is also a dance musician (improvising on piano, voice and percussion for modern dance classes) and an abstract painter. Her paintings have sold nationwide.