Belle Jewel is a gifted singer and songwriter who is originally from Arizona, lived in Provo, Utah, for a time, and recently relocated to New York City to pursue music on the east coast. Being able to perform has always been something that she has loved. She has a unique sound comprised of Alternative and Indie Vintage music, and her voice is comparable to that of other impressive female voices of her generation such as Ingrid Michaelson, Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Birdy, and Adele.
Shari Lyon manages her, and she has creative goals as far as music is concerned to produce songs that have good messages and values and will both uplift and inspire those who listen. She has had the honor and privilege of sharing the stage with such well-known artists as Alex Boyé, and one of her original songs called “River” is included on the soundtrack for the LDS movie, “Once I was a Beehive.”
Belle recently released a two-song EP of her original music for Wish Granted Records entitled As It Is which is available to stream from Spotify and available to purchase on iTunes. The two songs on the EP are “As It Is,” and “Salt.” During a recent trip to Italy, she filmed a music video with Howard Lyon Art for her song “Salt” in the graffiti tunnels of Florence, Italy. She was also able to collaborate with a few local graffiti artists in making the video.
About her song “As It Is,” Reach Provo in a recent review stated, “Producer Ron Saltmarsh has done an excellent job at crafting an incredible arrangement that sounds both classical and modern. Belle’s vocal performance toes the line between nonchalant and defiant. This track is the kind of song you’ll want to show your friends because you know they haven’t heard anything like it yet.”
Reach Provo describes the second track on the EP, “Salt,” as absorbing “probably because of the juxtaposition of a classic crooning style melody and a modern sounding track.” The author of the review comments, “I loved how on this track Bell wraps you up in her sultry voice, gets you comfortable, and then hits you with the kicker. Right at 2:21, when you’re finally settling into the song, there is a muted trumpet solo – you know, because guitar solos are way too mainstream. It’s fantastic.” The only criticism of the EP that the reviewer has is that it only has two songs – it should be much longer – as Belle has so much to offer musically.
In a September 2014 interview with Creative Edge Music, Belle was asked how she originally got interested in making music. She replied, “I’ve always had a deep love of music, and it’s always been a huge part of my life, but around March of 2013 is when I decided that I wanted to pursue it professionally. As soon as I sat down to record my first single, it felt so right.” She has been creating fantastic music ever since and will no doubt continue to do so as she has a very promising career ahead in the music business.