About Me

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Carinda Christie

Her repertoire of diverse energetic originals, leaning towards a folk, pop, rock and blues combination appeals to audiences of all ages.
In 1995 Carinda formed the Carinda Christie Band and in 1997 they released an EP “Blast Off.
Playing an average of 5 shows a week for many years.

Carinda Christie Solo to Trio

After years of playing with bands at the end of 2000 Carinda decided to pick up her well loved acoustic guitar and travel Solo, singing her originals and selling her albums. From Festivals such as The Woodford Folk Festival Qld to the 2001 Goodwill Games. The venue whether big or small, the audience is captured within her spell.
Carinda plays acoustic guitar, Dobro Slide guitar, Ukulele, Keyboard and stomp box and lights up the show with humorous and entertaining anecdotes about life and music.
Music goes back a way in Carinda’s family; both parents musicians from a long line.
Playing guitar, piano, writing poetry and singing as a youngster she dreamed of entertaining. At nineteen she picked up her brothers guitar and starting singing professionally and has never stopped.
“As I am” released in 2000 followed to rave reviews.
In January 2001 Carinda toured solidly up and down the East Coast of Australia. “Close Up” her solo raw stripped back album was released in 2002. Playing solo taught Carinda to play differently filling in for all the other instrument with just a Guitar and stomp box. Her Rhythm style on guitar grew and with that so did her voice.

“Blue Mumma” was released in 2005 after Carinda teamed up with Drummer Ben Hakalitz (Youthi Yindi) and Giles Smith (Dragon, John Williamson Bands to name a few). This was another stripped back album that has become a household favorite Australia wide.

2010 was the release of “Cruel” with big band backing and plenty of guest artists. An album straight from the heart, with songs about her family and farm life.

Life was quiet for a few years while raising her 3 children. In 2014 Carinda was playing at a party and jammed with Jason Donnelly (lead Guitarist and vocalist) which turned into a long musical friendship, the Duo was formed.
In 2016 Mark Trimboli (drummer) her neighbour decided to jam and than there was three.
Carinda has introduced Keyboard and Ukulele to the show and with her funny antics brings laughter.
The Carinda Christie Trio has been playing together ever since and Carinda just loves the dynamic of the group.
“Its simple and easy and we all just get along with each other so beautifully”, Carinda says.

The journey has found her playing in Venues such as the famous Johnos Blues Bar in Cairns, to Festivals Australia wide. Carinda has released six original albums and supported some amazing artists from Billy Thorpe, Grace Knight, Joe Camilleri to Wendy Matthews and many more. If you see her playing at a venue near you don’t hesitate you know you will have a night to remember.

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My History

1994
Carinda’s first C.D.release”Life & Times”
consists of 11 songs, & was produced by Dennis Rose & recorded at Outlaw Records,Cairns.
1997
Carinda’s second C.D.release “Blast Off”
consists of 5 songs, & was produced by Nigel Pegrum &  Carinda Christie, & recorded at Select Sound
2000
Carinda’s third C.D.release”As I Am”

consists of 10 songs, & was produced by Adrian Stuckey & Carinda Christie & recorded at Big Note Productions on the Gold Coast.

2002
Carinda’s fourth C.D.release “CloseUp”

The new sound comes from going solo in Jan 2001 and touring solidly all that year. It brought out a new side to Carinda and showed us what one woman can do with an acoustic guitar, stomp box and Voice.

2005

Carinda’s 5h C.D.release “Blue Mumma”

Eleven years from her first album “Life & Times” and nine years from the 2nd, “Blast Off” which was recorded with Nigel Pegrum finds Carinda yet again working with this wonderful man. The award winning Nigel Pegrum from Pegasus Studios Co producer/mixer of “Blue Mumma” . Michael Lynch from Sony Music praised the recording saying how easy it was to master due to the quality of Nigel’s work.Unlike the two albums in between “As I Am” which has more production and “CloseUp” which was conceived as a showcase for Carinda Christie’s solo act, “Blue Mumma” shows maturity and the simplicity of recording with a live band.Carinda was accompanied on the album by some of Australia’s finest musicians, Ben Hakalitz on drums (Youthi Yindi), Giles Smith on Bass (Dragon/John Williamson to name a few) and Natalie Bliss on harmonies and guest vocals. Shakimra on flute and Russell Harris on Trumpet.
March 2010

Carinda’s 6th Cd Release “Cruel”

Carinda is back with an album straight from the heart about living life and her famiy. Supported by a host of world class musicians Ben Hakalitz, Giles Smith, William Keppa, The Capa Choir, Damien Hill, Russell Harriss, Peter Ella and Rubina Kimiia. The album has such a variety of styles that it will have you grooving all the way thru. Recorded with Nigel Pegrum at Pegasus Studios. Launch June 19th 2010 at the Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, June 26th at the Village Chapel in Yungaburra and June 27th at the Central Hotel in Port Douglas

Festival Performances include:

*The 2001 Goodwill Games, (Carlton Mid Club) Brisbane.
*Hamilton Island Race Week, 2000 & 2001.
*Mackay Retreat Rally, QLD.
*The Aquarius Festival, Woodstock, Tasmania.
*The Lismore Festival, N.S.W.
*Wallaby Ck Festival, Qld.
*Mission Beach Lunafest, N.Qld.
*Grafton Jazz and Blues Festival NSW.
*The Whitsunday Country Rock and Blues Festival.
*Yungabarra Folk Festival Qld. Qld
*Woodford Folk Festival Qld.
*Port Douglas Carnivale
*Emerald Heartland Festival.
*Palm Ck Folk Festival, Townsville (2004/2005)
*Spiegeltent Brisbane Festival 2009
*Undara Country, rock and blues
*Q150 Brisbane and Cairns Show
*Women in song, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns. 2008,2009,2010

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