God-given voice returns

Christine Collister at Square Chapel, Halifax

Christine Collister at Square Chapel, Halifax

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DESCRIBED by The Times as a ‘voice personally delivered by God’, Manx songstress Christine Collister is all set to return to the island to play at the Peel Centenary Centre on Saturday (May 26).

Christine, who enjoys international critical acclaim for her incomparable voice and powerful performance, will be joined on stage by former Isle of Man resident Rob Cross on guitar, vocals and loop station.

Forming part of her current spring tour, which sees her playing all across the British Isles, this will be her only headline performance in the island this year.

The show will also provide an opportunity for Manx residents to buy Christine’s latest album, Under Construction 2, which features exclusive new material written and recorded over the past 12 months.

The record also includes several tracks from her Art Inspiration project, in which she wrote songs influenced directly by works by island artists, including Svetlana Cameron, Colleen Corlett and Juan Moore.

She took the idea from Juan Moore’s Gighibition project, in which he took songs by Manx songwriters and created art inspired by their work. She simply reversed the process.

Christine is acknowledged the world over as one of the finest female voices around, and has been fortunate to sing with Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, Peter Frampton and Dave Kelly as a result.

Reviews of her work are many and always glowing.

‘She can sing the birds down from the trees and send them back with a tiny flick of her vocal chords’ wrote Mojo, and ‘So much soul you’d think she’d be signed by Motown’ published Q.

The evening will start with a very special set by Christine, Anna Goldsmith and Christy DeHaven, who first sang together for Stereoscout Records’ Live from the Living Room online gigs last year.

The trio combine their very different voices into skin-tingling harmonies to create unique cover versions of both contemporary and classic folk, rock, soul and blues songs.

Songs they will perform range from Proud Mary and Feist’s Limit To Your Love right through to the Stone Roses’ Waterfall, which you can listen to at http://soundcloud.com/stereoscout-records/waterfall-stone-roses

Tickets for the evening are priced at £13 in advance or £15 on the door. They are available now from Peter Norris Music in Douglas, Shakti Man in Ramsey and Celtic Gold in Peel.

The doors will open at 7pm and the show will start at 7.30pm. For more information visit www.christinecollister.com or www.centenarycentre.com

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