Christina Crofts

Christina Crofts


Recently described by an online blues review ( as 'Lucinda Williams meets Rory Gallagher downunder"



As one of seven children, Christina learned early in life to ‘paddle her own canoe’. Affected by music from an early age, by the time she reached her early teenage years, Christina knew her ‘passion’ was to play guitar (although it would be sometime before circumstances would allow her to really embark on this journey). She persuaded her mother to buy a cheap electric guitar and practice amp and she taught herself basic chords by playing along with her favourite records and by observing guitar players on TV. That was the extent of her playing until her somewhat restless family decided to move from Brisbane to Sydney in the early 1980’s, causing her to follow, and where she met Steve Crofts, who, impressed by Christina’s natural ‘feel’ and passion for guitar, offered to give her guitar lessons.

From this time on, Christina auditioned for and played in many cover and original bands over the years, whilst working full time to maintain stability for herself and her son who she was raising alone. Having a broad love of musical styles from rock to blues, country rock and classical, Christina has developed a distinctive style and sound based in the tradition of the 70’s blues/rock greats!

In the mid 90’s Christina formed and fronted her own band ‘Croftstown Traffic’ – initially a three piece blues/rock cover band (becoming a 4 piece band in 1999 with the addition of Steve Crofts also on guitar). The band enjoyed several years of successful gigging in and around Sydney with some of the high points being an appearance on the first ‘Australian Blues Festival’ in 1997; ‘The Great Southern Blues & Roots’ festival in 2000 and a support with legendary Aussie blues band ‘Chain’ and culminating in the release of a debut CD in January 2006 - Croftstown “Unboogie” which still continues to receive great reviews and radio play the world over and a track from which (Gonna Find A Way) received a Top 5 nomination in the Musicoz Awards in 2006 in the blues category.

Described by those who know her as spirited, passionate, funny and just a little reckless, these traits are readily identified in her music and when added to a wealth of life experiences there is no escaping the raw honesty and humour in her music. “I like music to portray excitement and spontaneity and a lot of my music is along the theme of ‘reckless abandon” for example ‘Fine Set of Wheels” is about a girl who goes looking for her wayward man, becomes distracted by a ‘muscle car’ and gets revenge on him instead by buying it and taking off on the highway” and other songs like 'Midnight Train' which is about a young man who jumps aboard a frieght train to escape an unhappy situation" says Christina.

True to her nature..Christina took a chance and flew to Sweden in June 2008 to introduce herself to the market there, and through jamming at different blues venues, has been offered return gigs at Stampen Jazz & Blues Club in Stockholms old town and at the same time won over many Swedish fans who remain in contact and who look forward to her return gigs.

Armed as always, with her artillery of ‘battle scarred old Strats; a bottleneck she fashioned from a Tia Maria bottle; one of meanest Vox AC30’s on the planet; sassy vocals and fresh new material which she has just finished recording for her debut CD 'Midnight Train' - Christina has successfully launched her new project!


Tongue Tied & Twisted

Written By: C Crofts

I need you baby, like a flower needs the rain,
And I like the good times, but I always get the pain,

You're so hard to figure out
I wish I knew what it was all about
Got me Tongue tied & twisted, messed me up inside
I know you don't care about my wounded pride

Hey come on over, let me show you how it's done,
I want you to know you are my only one,

You're so hard to figure out
I wish I knew what it was all about
Got me Tongue tied & twisted, messed me up inside
I know you don't care about my wounded pride

Ah come on baby, give me some sweet time. Don't be so hard to get, don't you give me some ole line

You're so hard to figure out
I wish I knew what it was all about
Got me Tongue tied & twisted, messed me up inside
I know you don't care about my wounded pride


'Christina Crofts - Midnight Train' - independently released August 2008. Currently receiving airplay on various Blues related programs around the world. See also for her recent inclusion in their podcast.

See for this weeks podcast 85 featuring 'Wanna take you home' from my new album.

Previous album 'Unboogie' was released under her then band name "Croftstown' in 2006.

Set List

Midnight Train - Original
Angel Dust - Original
Secrets - Original
Time Machine - Original
I Can't Take it - Original
Wanna Take you Home - Original
Escape to Blue - Original
See you Stumble - Original
Tongue Tied & Twisted - Original
Gonna Find a Way - Original
Easy - Original
Closer - Original
The Unboogie - Original
Stone Cold Tomb - Original
Fine Set of Wheels - original
Bad Penny - Rory Gallagher
Born on the Bayou - CCR
Let Me Love you - Buddy Guy
Love Me like a man - Raitt/Smithers
Tonight I'll Be Staying here with you - Dylan
Walking To my Baby - the Fabulous Thunderbirds
Messing With the Kid - Buddy Guy/Junior Wells
Green River - CCR
Do You Read Me - Rory Gallagher
Lightnin - Santana
Its All over Now Baby Blue - Dylan
She Loves my Automobile - ZZ Top
Dust My Broom - Robert Johnson
The Loop - Rory Gallagher
Long As I can See the Light - CCR
Booze Is Bad News Blues - Chain
San Hozay - Freddie King

**Note : Originals are the focus of my music and