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 Christine Collister

'..so much soul you think she'dbeen signed by Motown' - Q For more than 15 years Christine Collister'spowerful voice of rare quality has sparkled effortlessly acrossa musical spectrum of soul, blues, pop, jazz, country and folk'..boundary breaking is routine for Collister and makes her oneof the finest grown-up vocalists on the planet' - Q

Her previous solo albums have seen her convincinglyinterpret Smoky Robinson, Nick Drake, Robert Wyatt, Tom Waitsand Lal Waterson, amongst others - whilst with every year herown compositions have developed a distinctive quality - onewhich always makes a very personal statement. Christine Collistergrew up on the Isle of Man.
Her professional recording career began in the mid 1980's but she firstcame to national attention singing the 1987 theme for the BBC Televisionseries The Life and Loves of A She Devil. Following a fruitful associationwith The Richard Thompson Band, Christine also featured as a sessionsinger on albums by Loudon Wainwright III and Bert Jansch. She enjoyeda period of critical and commercial success in a seven year partnershipwith Clive Gregson. She also toured and recorded with the female supergroup Daphne's Flight.
Christine Collister's solo endeavours now account for a far greater proportionof her career since going solo in 1992. Her first solo tour of the UKtook place in 1994 and she returned to the Isle of Man to record herdebut solo album, Live, releasing a much praised eponymously titled album.
Subsequent albums which include The Dark Gift of Time and The Blue Aconite,(Fledgling) have only served to increase her stature at home and abroad.Her latest album, 'An Equal Love' is getting rave reviews in the press.Christine Collister has become a familiar name on all major festivalsfrom Glastonbury to Winnipeg to Cambridge.
With a gravity defying voice, assured and impressive live performancesand great personal charm, she is a phenomenal live act.


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