Christine

Christine

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"This is Christine." Pop Music's newest songstress.

Biography

Music today is filled with such predictable, forced and formulated standards that we forget about what’s truly refreshing; genuine talent. This is what you hear when you listen to the pristine pop sound of Christine. This 22-year-old hailing from Long Island, New York is a fresh face to the industry that won’t soon be forgotten. Christine is a natural born talent who is bred from a musical family including a grandfather who was a jazz musician and an uncle, Vincent Cafiso, who makes up half of the indie-pop duo Joy Zipper. Singing was always in Christine’s heart. As a little girl she sang Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love” for hours walking through the living room, gathering anyone who would listen. Today she is set to gather the world and seek the horizon as her stage. Christine honed her skill at Long Island’s Hewlett High School as a classically trained vocalist, prepping herself for musical theater as she entered Hofstra University in 2006. The thrill of theater ran its course after two years. In 2008 she transferred to Pace University in Manhattan to study English, however songwriting was the only written language she could focus on. Christine wanted to sing and no amount of schooling could prepare her to be a pop star. She dropped out of college in the summer of 2009 to pursue her dream of becoming a singer.
One night during an open mic session at Marfa Music lounge in the East Village, Christine caught the eyes of her manager, Dr. Syleecia Thompson (founder of DYG Management Group), while singing “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston. Given the irony of song choice, Dr. Thompson saw something special in Christine and knew she had to grab her before some shark came along who would taint her talent. “I love the tones of her voice and there is a certain edginess and innocence to her. I think she has the makings of a super star that has longevity,” said Dr. Thompson. Christine has a look that can’t be boxed in: a daring and free style which she simply describes as “classic”. She can go from funky to sophisticated in a matter of seconds, all with a flick of her hair. Noting the star quality of her new artist, Dr. Thompson immediately headed for a photo shoot and the recording studio with Christine who is currently working on a killer demo. Listeners will hear original songs written by Christine like “Take It Back”, a song about a great relationship turned wrong once cheating and lying came into play. Listeners will also hear songs written by other songwriters like “See Saw” (written by Syleena Johnson), a song about accepting and moving on from an up and down relationship. Christine sings, “But I don’t really wanna keep doing this cause it’s a see saw one minute up then we’re down again. Can’t keep pretending like we’re much more than this we’re just a see saw I think it’s time to move on from this love”. Christine’s presence is stunning and her crystal clear voice is sure to quench the pop palate. She is an all eyes on me performer who will stop you in your tracks to get a glimpse of the vivacious voice.

Lyrics

See Saw

Written By: Christine (Syleena Johnson,Toxic Productions)

Verse 1
You know I love you
And will always be here for you but
This relationship stresses me out way too much,
And every argument so bad to the point we break up,
Now the only time we’re happy is when we make up,

Chorus
But I don’t really want to keep doing this
‘Cause it’s a see saw,
One minute we’re up then we’re down again
Can’t keep pretending that we’re much more than this,
We’re just a see saw,
I think it’s time to move on from this love,

Verse 2
Happy photos,
Reminiscing good times
We had peace,
But all I see is a sad story staring at me,
So picture perfect is the way we appear to our friends,
They say you know me,
Then baby you should know this story must end,
I acknowledge I did damage too,
I’m not mistake free,
I can just see
That maybe we had enough,

Chorus
But I don’t really want to (No Baby) keep doing this
Cus it’s a see saw, (Can’t keep doing this)
One minute we’re up then we’re down again, (No baby)
Can’t keep pretending that we’re much more than this,
We’re just a see saw,
I think it’s time to move on from this love,

Bridge
And as much I wish we could be,
I cannot be weak,
Strength is deciding what I want and what I need,
And I really want you baby,
But I have to choose me,
‘Cause we aint strong enough together
To face this weather,
There’s not enough room for both of us
Under my umbrella,
No… no,
And even through all the ups and downs that we had
You should know I’ll always love you and I always have,

Chorus
But I don’t really want to keep doing this
‘Cause it’s a see saw, (We’re just a see saw)
One minute we’re up then we’re down again (Up and down again)
Can’t keep pretending that we’re much more than this, (We’re not much more than this)
We’re just a see saw,
I think it’s time to move on from this love,

Set List

Band Back Line:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ DRUMS - (DW DRUMS) * NO EXCEPTIONS * KICK- 18X22" TOMS- 8'10'12'14'16' SNARE- 7X13" EDGE & 5X13 ALUMINUM REMO DRUMHEADS- KICK* POWER STROKE 3 SNARES * WHITE MAX OR BLACK MAX GLOSS TOMS* REMO PINSTRIPED CLEAR CYMBALS- *( SABIAN CYMBALS ONLY )* CRASHES- HH OR HHX 14" 15" 16" 17" 18" SPLASHES- AA OR AAX 6" 8" 10"12" RIDE- 20"HH ROCK RIDE OR 20"AA MEDIUM RIDE CHINAS- (2) HH OR HHX 14" -DW OR GIBRALTER DRUM HARDWARE- 10- DOUBLE BRACED CYMBAL STANDS 2- SNARE STANDS 3- DOUBLE MOUNT TOM STANDS 1- ROC & SOC DRUM THRONE 2- DW 9000 OR 5000 PEDALS 1- DW 9000 HI-HAT STAND 1- ROLAND SPD-S W/MULTI CLAMP 1- MACKIE MIXER OR HEAD PHONE AMP 1- ROLAND VS-1680 --------------------------------------------