Profiles

BAND PROFILES

BEL THOMSON
Springwood QLD
ac, pop, worship

Bel Thomson is an award-winning Australian Christian singer, songwriter, and speaker whose ministry takes her across the country to conferences, festivals, schools, camps, outreach events, and Christian Churches of all denominations.

Bel is currently working on a new recording project, due to be recorded in Nashville, USA in 2017. Bel is once again teaming up with Grammy-nominated producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Amy Grant, Casting Crowns and Kari Jobe) to produce this exciting new project, building on the success of Bel’s last release, “A New Creation”.

The title track from Bel’s album “A New Creation” touched many hearts with its theme of grace – (featuring Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Paul Colman, formerly in the Newsboys). On release, this song was in the top 30 songs on Christian radio in Australia for 21 weeks straight, and was picked up by churches across the country to use in their worship services. Bel is currently writing new songs and is spreading her message of encouragement across Australia and beyond.

Bel’s ability to share the stories behind the songs in an authentic and stirring manner sets her apart in the realm of singer songwriters. Increasingly, Bel is invited to share as a speaker at conferences and events, where her stories and presence draws audiences to connect with her message and songs of hope. Her lyrics press beyond the surface, in a unique music ministry that weaves songs with real life tales of God’s faithfulness.

Bel is married to Phil Thomson, and they have a young son, Michael, who comes to most gigs, winning hearts all round with his smiles and cuddles! Bel and Phil have toured extensively, and love working together as a family. Bel has performed at churches and conferences around Australia and New Zealand, including the Qld Baptist State Conference, Victorious Women’s Conference, Qld Churches of Christ AGM, Season’s Women’s Conference, QLD Baptist Women’s Conference, NSW State Ministers Awakening, Easterfest, Parachute Festival NZ and World Youth Day. Along with doing frequent ministry tours in Australia, Bel and Phil remain active members at their local church in Brisbane Australia, where Bel has led worship for over 10 years.

Bel has spent many years honing her skills as a musician and writer, growing deep roots of faith along the way- which is clearly reflected in her passionate lyrics. Her first CD was released in 2004, after graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. This EP won several awards, and the young songwriter began turning industry heads. Bel’s song “Psalm” took out first place in the 2004 National Australian Songwriting Competition, and in due time her follow-up albums ‘Bird’s Eye View’ (2006) and ‘You are my Destination’ (2009) went on to receive similar awards and radio airplay in Australia. These three projects were originally released under her maiden name “Bel Morrison”.

Bel’s latest album ‘A New Creation’ (2014) was a dream come true for Bel, recorded with GMA Dove Award winning and Grammy-nominated producer Ed Cash in Nashville, USA, receiving widespread attention across Australia.

Bel Thomson is carving a trail of encouragement across Australia, and is committed to the lifelong journey of serving God, using the gifts He’s given. With a passion for ministry, each of her songs has a story and shares a genuine message of faith, flowing from the soul of this Australian singer-songwriter.

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40 THIEVES
Macedon Ranges VIC
Blues

Taking inspiration from Chess label artists such as Howling’ Wolf, Little Walter, etc..while infusing harder edge, swamp style blues such as Jerry McCain and Elmore James.

40 Thieves perform strong riff based blues original songs with their own take on some blues covers.

With the line up of drums, bass, keys and 2 guitars, the 40 Thieves deliver a powerful package that will visit uptempo funk styles of artists such as Freddie King and Southern Blues style songs of the Allman Brothers.

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LILI CRANE
Newcastle NSW
Indie, pop, rock

Lili Crane is a 16 year old singer/songwriter/guitarist who has been playing guitar since she was 9 years old and writing music for the same amount of time. She won the rising talent competition back in 2016. This competition was sponsored by Rural Aid, Buy a Bale. As her prize, she got to fulfil her dream of travelling to Nashville for ten days. While over there she engaged in song writing, recording and open jams.

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