Wish Granted Records, a promising independent record label based in the Provo, Utah area, recently welcomed Belle Jewel to their team. The company which is headed by CEO Grant Fry recently received preliminary funding from a group of private investors and will officially launch in 2016. The label is currently negotiating deals with several local artists. Belle is the second artist to be publicly acknowledged as part of their roster, with singer/songwriter Michael Barrow being the first.
Belle Jewel, an accomplished singer/songwriter from Arizona, is ending a year long artist partnership with Giggstage.com. She has been performing for as long as she can remember, and is yearning to share her immense talents with listeners everywhere. Her genre of music includes Alternative and Indie Vintage, and her voice has been described by ReverbNation.com as being similar to other popular female artists of her generation such as Ingrid Michaelson, Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Birdy, and Adele. Court Mann of the Daily Herald made the following comments about her unique sound, “The 17-year-old Belle Jewel sounds like a product of her generation’s notable female voices, namely Lorde, Lana Del Rey and Ingrid Michaelson: sweet and tender, but also a bit guarded and occasionally gravelly.” And Creative Edge Music.com notes that Belle’s voice is “a very soothing and intentional vocal, [and] her music carries effortlessly from one measure to the next.”
Belle’s song “River” was featured on the soundtrack for the LDS film “Once I Was A Beehive.” Also featured on the soundtrack are notable artists Jessica French and former American Idol contestant, Kenz Hall.
Even at her young age, Belle has had an impressive career in the music industry thus far as she has shared the stage with well-known entertainers such as Alex Boyé. She also performed on stage with The Strike at the Stadium of Fire final four concert, and at Utah’s County Explosion.
Belle commented to Creative Edge Music.com, “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 further commented that her favorite song selection would be “White Winter Hymnal” by Fleet Foxes because it was “one that really came easy to me, and I loved every second of writing the backing track and recording the vocals. I was so happy with the outcome and it was such a satisfying experience for me.”
Belle resides in Provo, Utah and she is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.