Christine Tobin

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Christine Tobin - Jazz Live Act in Margate

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C H R I S T I N E T O B I N www.christine-tobin.com
Band members:
Christine Tobin - vocals/composer
Phil Robson - Guitar http://philrobson.net
Liam Noble - Piano http://www.liamnoble.co.uk
Dave Whitford - Double Bass http://www.davewhitford.co.uk
Adriano Adewale - Percussion http://www.adrianoadewale.co.uk

Irish-born vocalist, songwriter & composer Christine Tobin is based in the UK and spends her time between London and the beautiful Kent coast. Her style, although rooted in jazz, is eclectic and draws on a broad range of influences from Ireland to West Africa to Brazil. Her sound is rich, authentic and deeply expressive and was described by the Guardian as “Tobin’s 24 carat voice” while praising her both for the poetry of her compositions and her golden voice. Much of her repertoire is self-penned but Tobin is also a renowned and excellent interpreter. In 2012 she won a British Composer Award for 'Sailing to Byzantium', her settings of poems by W.B. Yeats and in August 2013 her interpretive powers were brought to the fore when she won a 'Herald Angel Award' at the Edinburgh Fringe for her concert 'A Thousand Kisses Deep", her imaginative versions of Leonard Cohen songs. This year she won 'Jazz Vocalist of the Year' at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Romantic and radical, Christine is a musical free spirit who blurs the lines to create her own unique style that is streetwise and eclectic. In 2008 she was named Best Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards. 



Her versatility and musical integrity has ensured that she is a much in demand guest with other bands. She has performed and recorded with a list of diverse creative artists, including musicians Kenny Wheeler, Mike Gibbs, Julian Joseph, Nigel Kennedy, Django Bates, Billy Childs, BBC Big Band, Peter Herbert, Carleen Anderson, Tim Garland, Cleveland Watkiss, Gary Husband, Mark Turner, Billy Hart, actor Gabriel Byrne, film director Mike Figgis and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon.

She recorded seven albums for Babel, one of the UK 's most dynamic and creative indie labels. She now runs her own label 'Trail Belle Records'. In a 4 star ****review of her album “Secret Life Of A Girl” the Guardian wrote “Dublin-born singer Christine Tobin is a jewel of the London jazz scene, streets ahead of the pack... She should be on a global stage, rubbing shoulders with fellow troubadours like Cave, Mitchell and Cohen. [Her] eloquent songs are framed by masterful arrangements...There's no self-indulgence: it's all about the songs”. Jazzwise hail her as "probably the most adventurous jazz singer of her generation in this country, with the ideas and willingness to push back the boundaries and explore new territory with each new album.” Her last three albums on Trail Belle Records have received many 4 and 5 star reviews as have her live performances.

Christine works regularly on the UK jazz scene, appearing at Ronnie Scott's, The Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, Vortex, Jazz Cafe and many reputed festivals including the London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham and Brecon. She has worked extensively on the international scene appearing at jazz festivals including Monterey U.S., Kongsberg, Shanghai, Varna, Kalisz, Berlin, Rainforest Music Festival Borneo, Sons di Hiver Paris, Molde, Baku, Moscow, Syria, Haarlem, Frankfurt and Cork. Club appearances on the international scene include Joe’s Pub, the 55 Bar and Nublu in New York, a weeks residency at the Half Note, Athens and residencies at the Jamboree, Barcelona.

C H R I S T I N E T O B I N www.christine-tobin.com
Band members:
Christine Tobin - vocals/composer
Phil Robson - Guitar http://philrobson.net
Liam Noble - Piano http://www.liamnoble.co.uk
Dave Whitford - Double Bass http://www.davewhitford.co.uk
Adriano Adewale - Percussion http://www.adrianoadewale.co.uk

Irish-born vocalist, songwriter & composer Christine Tobin is based in the UK and spends her time between London and the beautiful Kent coast. Her style, although rooted in jazz, is eclectic and draws on a broad range of influences from Ireland to West Africa to Brazil. Her sound is rich, authentic and deeply expressive and was ...

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Past Gigs Christine Tobin

  • 11 | 2014 London LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL – BBC RADIO 3 JAZZ LINE-UP Live broadcast from the Southbank, Clore Ballroom Christine with Ross Stanley piano, Phil Robson guitar, Dave Whitford double bass & Adriano Adewale
  • 11 | 2014 Padova, Italy PADOVA JAZZ FESTIVAL ITALY Christine Tobin Trio with Phil Robson guitar & Dave Whitford double bass http://www.padovajazz.com/padovajazzfestival
  • 10 | 2014 London REVOICE FESTIVAL, LONDON CHRISTINE TOBIN – DEEP SONG (a retrospective) Christine sings at Georgia Mancio’s renowned annual voice festival at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho.
  • 10 | 2014 Moscow ESTRADA THEATRE CHRISTINE TOBIN with Liam Noble piano, Dave Whitford double bass & Ernesto Simpson drums Estrada Theatre, Bersenevskaya Embankment, 20/2 http://www.jazzandclassic.ru/radiojazz/en/afisha/114-CHRISTINE_TOBIN
  • 09 | 2014 Gateshead GATESHEAD THE SAGE ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’ with Huw Warren accordion, Phil Robson guitar Dave Whitford double bass & Adriano Adewale percussion www.sagegateshead.com
  • 09 | 2014 Dublin DUBLIN NATIONAL CONCERT HALL, JOHN FIELD ROOM A Thousand Kisses Deep A celebration of Cohen’s 80th! Christine’s concert of Leonard Cohen songs won a ‘Herald Angel Award’ at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
  • 08 | 2014 Brecon BRECON JAZZ FESTIVAL Brecon Cathedral, Sunday 10th August

Discography Christine Tobin

  • 2014 A Thousand Kisses Deep Album | Trail Belle Records
  • 2012 Sailing To Byzantium Album | Trail Belle Records
  • 2010 Tapestry Unravelled Album | Trail Belle Records
  • 2008 Secret Life Of A Girl Album | Babel
  • 2004 Romance & Revolution Album | Babel
  • 2003 You Draw The Line Album | Babel

Media

  • Video 'Corner Of An Eye' by Chris...
  • Sound Story Of Isaac (preview)
  • Sound Secret Life Of A Girl
  • Sound Stone Cold
  • Sound The Wild Swans at Coole
  • Sound Famous Blue Raincoat

Origin

  • Margate GB

Founded

  • 2000

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