|Born||Victoria Louise Beeching
17 July 1979
|Occupation||musician and religious commentator|
Victoria Louise "Vicky" Beeching (born 17 July 1979) is a British musician and religious commentator. She is best known for her work on the American Christian rock scene.
Vicky Beeching grew up in Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom, where she attended Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School from 11 to 18. She began writing songs from the age of 10, and leading worship since her early teens.
After moving to the United States in her early 20s, Beeching signed with Sparrow Records and released a 2005 EP, titled The Journey. Her first full-length Sparrow album, Yesterday, Today & Forever, was released on 27 December 2005.
Her second full-length studio album, Painting the Invisible, was produced by Ed Cash and Nathan Nockels and released on 3 April 2007. Beeching wrote most of the album's material, although a few tracks include songwriting from Ed Cash, Matthew West and Joy Williams. Several of the songs for the album were written on Keith Green’s old piano, at the invitation of her mentor and friend, Melody Green.
Beeching started speaking out in favour of gay marriage beginning in December 2013. Although the announcement was met with controversy and disapproval, she was nominated for The National Diversity Awards in the category of "Positive Role Model Race, Faith & Religion" although she did not end up as part of the shortlist for the year. In an August 2014 interview with The Independent, Beeching came out as a lesbian.
In December 2012, Beeching tweeted that she was moving to London. In February 2013, she tweeted that she was working on a PhD in the ethics of technology at Durham University, exploring religion and technology, but has since blogged "originally I was researching technology and ethics, but the topic of Christianity and sexuality became my main PhD focus earlier this year".
- Shelter EP (2002)
- The Journey EP (2005)
- Yesterday, Today & Forever (2005)
- Painting the Invisible (2007)
- Eternity Invades (2010)
- Almighty Sound by Johnny Parks (2006, Survivor Records) - "Season Of Singing"
- WOW Worship Aqua (2006, Provident) - "Yesterday, Today And Forever" (from Yesterday, Today, & Forever)
- Precious (2006) - "Extravagant Worship" (from Shelter EP)
- Night Of Joy 2005 (2005, Disney) - "Awesome God" (from Yesterday, Today, & Forever)
- Here I Am To Worship 1 (2004, EMICMG) - "Yesterday, Today, And Forever"
- Here I Am To Worship 2 (2005, EMICMG) - "Stronger Than The Storm" (from Yesterday, Today, & Forever)
- Help Me Hold On - UK worship (2005, Vital) - "Above All Else"
- Anthem of the Free - Soul Survivor 2003 (2003, Soul Survivor) - "Yesterday Today And Forever"
- Festival Manchester (2003, Kingsway) - "Nothing is impossible"
- "Interview with Vicky Beeching". christiantoday.com. 2006-02-13. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
- "Vicky Beeching, "Shelter EP" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
- Gallagher, Paul (2014-08-14). "Vicky Beeching: 'I've been overwhelmed by support from friends and fans'". The Independent (London: INM). ISSN 0951-9467. OCLC 185201487. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
- JourneyEP.asp "Vicky Beeching, "The Journey EP" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
- Mabee, Justin (29 December 2005). "Vicky Beeching, "Yesterday, Today & Forever" CD Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
- "Painting the Invisible > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
- (May 2014). "Painting the Invisible Review". Christianmusicplanet.com. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
- Davis, Kevin (7 October 2008). "Great Is Your Glory by Vicky Beeching". Creation Festival. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
- "Press Release from Spring Harvest: – 17 JUNE 2010 GERARD KELLY AND VICKY BEECHING JOIN SPRING HARVEST THEME GROUP".
- Strudwick, Patrick (13 August 2014). "Vicky Beeching, star of the Christian rock scene: 'I'm gay. God loves me just the way I am'". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
- Beeching, Vicky (2014-04-10). "My support of same-sex marriage - @VickyBeeching's blog". vickybeeching.com. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
- "Vicky Beeching: 'Same sex marriage should be celebrated'". christiantoday.com. 2014-06-24. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
- "2014 Shortlist for Positive Role Models". nationaldiversityawards.co.uk. 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
- "Vicky Beeching’s Finalist Interview For #CNMAC11". bigbible.org.uk. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
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- "Vicky Beeching's tweet about moving to London on 30th December 2012".
- "Vicky Beeching's tweet about her PhD on 6th February 2013: "For all who asked - my PhD is on religion & technology, especially the impact of online connectivity on human relationships & the body."".
- "Vicky Beeching's blog of 23 June 2014".
- "Vicky Beeching's Latest TV & Radio Appearances".
- Vicky Beeching's Official Website
- Vicky Beeching's Blog
- Vicky Beeching's Official Twitter Account
- Vicky Beeching's Official Facebook Page