Christina Green is a Melbourne-based performing songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences, her songs convey stories, observations and experiences with polished lyrics and guitar work, strong images and storytelling, and are complemented in live performances by occasional instrumental pieces. The ukulele is a recent addition to the mix in Christina’s work, and now features in a new strand of songs that explore its distinctive voice.
A seven-year stint in London brought opportunities for performing widely in London’s folk scene (12 Bar Club, Bunjies Folk Cellar, Cecil Sharp House, the Weavers, Hope and Anchor, Islington) and recording two CDs, Dreaming Me (1998) and Separation Street (2001), as well as postgraduate study. Christina has continued to build a profile as a performing songwriter since returning to Melbourne in 2000, recording further CDs including Mindless Fun and Way To Dance (2004) and Sitting On Saturna (2008).
She has appeared at a wide range of festivals including Victoria’s Maldon, Chewton, Burke and Wills, Newstead, the Basin and Yackandandah festivals, the Mt Beauty Music Muster and Monbulk Jazz festivals, the Frankston International Guitar Festival, and at folk clubs including Selby, Berwick, the Melbourne Folk Club and Ranges Burrina Folk Club, where she was a featured artist in 2010.
In her travels Christina has performed in Manchester UK, made several appearances in Canada, has shared stages and performed on bills with international artists such as Kristina Olsen (US), Chris While and Julie Matthews (UK), Gilly Darbey (UK), Patty Larkin (US), Sonia of Disappear Fear (US), Ann Vriend (Can.) and Australian artists Marcia Howard and Rose Bygrave (Pearl duo), and has collaborated and/or appeared as guest artist with Australian artists including Michelle Chandler, Tracey Roberts, Maria Forde, Janette Geri, Chloe Hall, the Brunswick Women’s Choir and the Melbourne Recorder Orchestra.
To find out more about Christina Green, visit her website at www.christinagreen.wild.net.au or check out her page at Wirripang – Australian Composers.