Bel Thomson is an Australian award-winning singer, songwriter, and speaker whose ministry takes her across the country to conferences, festivals, schools, camps, outreach events, and Christian Churches of all denominations. Just back from recording a new album in Nashville, USA, Bel is spreading her songs of encouragement across Australia and beyond. The title track from her new release "A New Creation" – a song that will touch many hearts with its theme of grace – features Paul Colman (Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, formerly in the Newsboys). On release, this song was in the top 30 songs on Christian radio in Australia for 21 weeks straight, and is being picked up by churches to use in their worship services.
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 along with her smile and authentic presence draw 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 stories of God's faithfulness.
After 11 years as a worship leader at her local church in Brisbane Australia, Bel relocated south to beautiful Coffs Harbour in September 2012 after getting married to Phil Thomson. Bel and Phil began touring extensively, and Bel has shared at churches around Australia and New Zealand in addition to significant gatherings including the Qld Baptist State 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.
Previous to this, Bel first released her debut self-produced EP in April 2004, after graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. This EP won several awards, and began turning industry heads. Her 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.
Bel's eagerly anticipated new album "A New Creation" is a dream come true for Bel, who has worked on this project with GMA Dove Award winning (2004-2007) and Grammy-nominated producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Amy Grant and Kari Jobe) in Nashville, USA.
"A New Creation" is carving a trail of encouragement across Australia and beyond. Along with the title track, other standout songs include "Stars", "Diamond in the Rough", "Worth the Fight" and "Dressed in White (The Wedding Song)". Each song has a story and shares a genuine message of faith, flowing from the soul of this Australian singer-songwriter.
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full"