Holly Christina

Holly Christina

About the Artist

Holly Christina writes original acoustic-pop material, using a unique melodic blend of rhythmic vocal and guitar delivery with refreshingly insightful lyrics.

The singer-songwriter from Auckland has released two compelling albums (debut One Road May 2008, and interchange November 2009). She has a Diploma in Creative Enterprise, and Holly Christina also runs a guitar teaching business, GatSong. With her music taking her to the U.S. a couple of times in 2011, she continues to break the mould in the music industry with the release of her single Image (November 2011). Filmed in iconic parts of Los Angeles like Malibu beach, Hollywood Hills and Rodeo Drive, the music video for Image also captures the beauty of Auckland's Kohimarama and Mission Bay beaches. These contrasting locations reflect one of the song's themes of reality versus the dream. Holly Christina's latest single Jane Austen (January 2012), another catchy acoustic-pop story song, takes us on a quirky journey between the time frames of the 2000s and 1800s. The music video was shot, using artistic licence with costumes and locations, to create the world of the song and it also incorporates imaginary scene references from several Jane Austen classics.

Performance experience includes the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2011, playing and singing the National Anthem; Auckland Council St Heliers Bay Carols By Candlelight 2011 and 2010; Botany Town Centre Christmas Festival 2010; U.K.-based City Showcase Festival in Napier, November 2010; Auckland Museum ANZAC Day 2009 and 2010; Tokio Hotel on Darling Harbour, Sydney, June 2010; NZ Parachute Music Festival, Mystery Creek 2009 and 2010; Louis Vuitton Pacific Series Regatta, Viaduct Harbour 2009; schools (Break the Mould Tour), auditoriums, festivals, markets, bars, street performance; Balcony TV Auckland July 2010 and Nashville at the Hard Rock Cafe in May 2011; other Nashville venues like the famous Bluebird Cafe, Hotel Indigo on Union Street, writers in the round, and Richard's Cafe in Whites Creek; Malibu Annual Chilli Cook-Off Festival in California performing as a City Song finalist, September 2011.

Song awards include Unite winning Play it Strange Peace Song Award 2008; Wait for the Rain winning Quay Street Auckland City, KFC Sounds From Your Hometown 2008; The Victory winning the Auckland Museum ANZAC Day War Poetry Competition 2009; The Victory shortlisted Top 30 International Category of Australian Songwriters Association Songwriting Contest, August 2010; Hey Malibu selected Top 5 for Malibu City Song Contest 2011.

Media experience includes Television New Zealand One News interview, December 2010; interchange album featured as Kiwi FM indie album of the week (with live in-studio radio interview) February 2010; NZ Music Month 31 Bands in a Box, (two videoed and live-on-air songs) May 2010; interchange album featured on Homegrown show on NZ's Rhema (recorded interview) August 2010; Malibu Times interview/article, August 2011. Holly Christina's songs The Victory, Imaginary Boyfriend, Forget it All, Too Many Thoughts, My Shipwreck and Bargain Hunter have all had some radio exposure. Aisle of Unknown is still receiving some current airplay. The Image music video is currently playing on the C4 Television music channel.

With her local and international experience, and a recognised quality songwriting and performance package, Holly Christina delivers her fresh sound with her two latest singles Jane Austen and Image.


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