favourite genres
  • Electronic
  • Hip Hop

 

On a flickering old TV set a small girl sat in her living room in suburbia, mesmerised by the closing scenes of a short film made by her father. As the camera panned out and the credits rolled she heard what would become a familiar and beloved sound: the ringing out of those iconic chords we know as ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ by Crowded House. The film, the song, and the enthralling story of how her father obtained the rights to use it began a love affair with music, the screen and the mystery of songwriting. Christine Jane’s eclectic tastes and world wide travels lead her to find her sound: ‘cinematic blues’. She has been compared to artists who share her love of storytelling, darkness and the enigma of song such as Nick Cave, Cat Power, Beck, Feist, Fiona Apple, Tom Waits, and Neil Finn. She is haunted by the voices of yesteryear: Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and Dusty Springfield. Her songs are deeply personal and reflect on loss, love, listlessness, and the shadows of despair. Each can be a world unto itself, collaging sound, mood and substance depending on the character she inhabits. Christine Jane cut her teeth collaborating and performing across her beloved home town Sydney with artists such as Jack Moffitt (The Preatures), Peter Fenton (CROW, The Tall Grass), The Johnnys, The Apartments, Steve Clisby, Queen Porter Stomp and more. She has toured roads unknown across this Great Southern Land with Claire Anne Taylor, Allensworth, Aine Tyrell, Elephant Sessions, The Tall Grass, The Apartments, Broke House and CJ Stranger to name a few. Her debut EP SINNERS COME & GO was released in 2012 and is filled with dark poetry and eclectic sounds. Her follow up single MAKE BELIEVE sends you to a smoky Spanish dive bar with its raw sensuality. Released in 2013, it’s available for free at Bandcamp. In 2014 Christine ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to record her first full length record. Produced by Josh Schuberth (Josh Pyke, Lenka, Shane Nicholson), H E A D M I L E S was released in 2015 to glowing reviews and national airplay on ABC radio and community radio around the country. “Christine Jane not only has a voice that stops you in your tracks, but she is a great songwriter as well. Headmiles was one of my favourite local releases last year and I look forward to her future efforts. Definitely one to watch.” – Paul Gough, host of ‘The Inside Sleeve’ on ABC Radio National, creator and presenter of Playback and Chimes on the national community radio network The lead single from H E A D M I L E S ‘In This Night’ spent four weeks in the national top ten of the AMRAP Community Radio charts ascending to #3, cementing Christine Jane as a formidable talent in the alternative Aussie music landscape. She is currently self-producing her third record SONGS FOR BLEEDING HEARTS and runs monthly live music night ‘For Folk Sake’ on a charming rooftop in Redfern.