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Christine Tobin

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: January 6, 1963    

Christine Tobin

Irish-born singer/songwriter Christine Tobin has been living in London since 1987. Her work is firmly rooted in a tradition that emphasizes storytelling on a musical bedrock that creatively blends blues, folk and jazz; a territory that is occupied by such luminaries as Joni Mitchell, Cassandra Wilson and Nina Simone. Her innovative and expressive style has led The Guardian to call her the “Bjork of Euro jazz.” She has recorded six albums for Babel, one of the UK 's most dynamic and creative indie labels. Her music has been described as authentic, streetwise, radical and romantic...
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Source: Babel Records

”She should be on a global stage rubbing shoulders with fellow troubadours like Cave, Mitchell and Cohen...It's a tribute to the quality of Tobin's writing that there are no weak spots in this excellent collection”
John L Walters The Guardian ****

”Sexy, gutsy, bluesy and beautiful.”
Lionel Shriver, author of We Need To Talk About Kevin on Secret Life of a Girl

”This girl's life can't stay secret much longer.”
Rob Adams, Scottish Herald album of the week

”She has clearly assimilated into her own style the music from apparently disparate fields. The strength, control and purity of her voice, and the telling contribution of her band ensure a satisfying artistic whole.”
Chris Parker, BBC Music Magazine, August 95)

”A singer who refuses to be boxed in by convention.”
Clive Davis , The Sunday Times)

”Tobin is forthright, self-revalatory, eclectic and experimental.”
John Fordham , The Guardian

”The Tobin voice is simply peerless.”
Jazzwise Magazine

”Definitely one of the country's finest musicians.”
Linton Chiswick ,Time Out

House Of Women confirms her as one of the most creative vocalists on the contemporary scene.”
Jazz UK

”Tobin's voice is commanding and poised throughout and her husky scat singing is a delight. She's occupying a niche that's her own and the possibilities are enormous.”
Mike Barnes, The Wire

”Tobin has a talent for writing complex but cogent melodies and supplying appropriate words and re-settings for existing jazz tunes.”
Chris Parker, BBC Music Magazine

Christine Tobin, Secret Life Of A Girl (Babel, 2008)
Christine Tobin, Christine Tobin's Romance and Revolution (Babel, 2004)
Christine Tobin, You Draw the Line (Babel, 2003)
Christine Tobin, Deep Song (Babel, 2000)
Christine Tobin, House Of Women (Babel, 1998)
Christine Tobin, Yell of the Gazelle (Babel, 1996)
Christine Tobin, Aililiu (Babel, 1995)

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