Cynthia's Music Bio

 

Singing for audiences and congregations, large and small, since the tender age of 5, Singer, Songwriter, and Producer, Cynthia L. Thomas has been blessed with the gift of music that stirs and inspires the hearts of mankind.


After relocating from her birthplace Bloomington, Illinois to New Orleans with her family, "making up" songs at the piano and singing them for her church congregation became the norm at an early age. Consequently, Cynthia embarked on a path that led her to earn a Certificate of Music from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and complete her studies in Vocal Performance (Bachelor of Music) from Loyola University of New Orleans.


Realizing the purpose of her musical gifts, after college she founded LuvMo Music; literally "Love More," with the heart and intention of sharing "God's Love” through the music.  Through Luvmo, she instructed private voice lessons, did her very first solo recording; performed and recorded background vocals for many artists, as well as demonstrative vocals for musicals and shows. She’s also recorded jingles for radio and television and has ministered and performed with a number of choirs and chorales, including the Moses Hogan Chorale. In addition to a significant number of other notable music performances, she performed Mozart’s Duet Sull' aria, or "To Romeo" from The Marriage of Figaro with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra, and has also been a guest vocalist in a Gospel Brunch episode of the Emeril Live Show. (The Food Network)

As a member of the Stellar Nominated, award winning Gospel group BLESSED, Cynthia served as writer/producer of the group's self-titled CD (Blessed) and their second release (Journey for the Heart). The “Journey for the Heart” CD has had its place on the Billboard Gospel Top Forty chart, Billboard Christian Top Forty chart and received two Stellar Award nominations. 

Cynthia has worked and appeared with a vast number of distinguished musicians and singers.  In 2002 she was invited to be a guest artist on the Ellis Marsalis Jazz at Christmas in New Orleans project and  in 2003, she recorded her first National/International solo album, All About Love, by which came the release of her first nationally aired music video "Let Brotherly Love Continue." The video aired on Black Entertainment Television's "Lift Every Voice," and “Video Gospel;” UPN's "Gospel TV," a host of other video shows throughout the country; and can still be seen on “The Word Network.”  Reaching the hearts of millions, she was also a guest on LeSea Broadcasting’s “The Harvest Show.”   Featured on this release is her eminent song, "Your Mercy," which, along with several other tracks from her All About Love album, is still greatly blessing others through Commercial Gospel radio, Inspirational radio; Airline, Internet, and Digital Radio throughout the world.

Referred to by many as an anointed, extremely versatile, “skilled” vocalist, and an exceptional songwriter/composer, Cynthia has conducted a number of choral workshops and instructed songwriting classes; served as Choral Director and Minister of Music in the New Orleans, Dallas, TX, and Atlanta GA areas; as well as ministered at Women’s Conferences, General Conferences, Concerts, and Music Festivals in various parts of the USA, Canada, and Europe. She is thankful for the privilege of her musical and teaching gifts but she is also very grateful for her family. She has been blessed with a wonderful supporting husband, three beautiful children, and their sweet little ten year old Shih Tzu, Nyla.  

*Big Easy Entertainment Award Winner   (Best Gospel, Group Individual)                                

*John Lennon International Songwriting Contest Winner (Gospel)