CHRISTA GNIADEK is a prolifically talented singer-songwriter, performer, and businesswoman—all at 21 years old.
A multi-instrumentalist, Gniadek trained in classical piano at the precocious age of __ for nearly decade before becoming a self-taught guitarist at 17. By then, her songwriting career had already begun. She credits her rush of ambition, security, and creativity to personal events that would never be apparent in such a young, fresh face: a near-death experience, failed relationships, and the confinement of an all-girls Catholic school system, in a similarly confining small town.
Through the voice of her life, Gniadek's songs are spellbinding in their unique blend of raw emotion and witty humor.
Her soul-baring recordings are stripped pure to acoustic guitar and dream-like vocals, still aptly ringing with true distinction. Gniadek has the robust, velvety vocals like that of Norah Jones, but with the folk-pop elements of Anna Nalick and the quirky poeticism of Ingrid Michaelson. Her minimalist musical style and clever lyricism is unexpected even in someone mature beyond her years.
Gniadek sings with an honest self-assuredness of a girl finding her way, that is both charming and relevant.
A self-produced artist, Gniadek started her own music publishing company, Maiden Brain Music Productions (maidenbrainmusic.com), in the summer of 2009. To date, she has released an EP, Alone or Lying (2009), a full-length album, No One's Dolly (2010), and a two-track single, Hello June (2010), as well as a recently released second-full length album, Get Me (2011). All of her albums have been written, performed, and produced solely by her, in all aspects beginning from pen and paper to CDs and MP3s. Gniadek is also pursuing her passion as a full-time student at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston.
At first glance, CHRISTA GNIADEK seems like another pretty face with a guitar, but behind that also lies poignancy, grace, and tenaciously driven character, relatable at any age that everyone can appreciate and love.
Christa Gniadek - acoustic guitar and vox
Alone or Lying EP (March 2009)
No One's Dolly (January 2010)
Hello June (July 2010)
Get Me (September 2011)