CHRISTINE B PHELAN – BIOGRAPHY
Christine grew up in Cork City, Ireland, listening to her father's old records from the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel and Motown hits. She spent her summers in West Cork, a source of powerful beauty and inspiration. Christine shied away from the Music scene until age 21, when she started a band in Cork called 'Parallel' who gigged intensely, releasing an Album, EP and Single/Music Video. After 6 years with Parallel, the band went their separate ways and Christine B Phelan decided to delve into the intimidating world of the original singer/songwriter. With other influences such as Gillian Welsh and Lucinda Williams, she independently released her Debut EP 'Sapphire'. Having toured 'Sapphire' all over Ireland, Poland and the UK, playing many festivals and prestigious venues such as The Cavern Club Liverpool of Beatles fame, Christine continued to write and record. October 2017 brings the release of her second EP ''Mind Games''. A four track EP featuring elements of blues, roots and gypsy folk.
Reviews of Sapphire:
''The new EP is excellent. The tracks are soft and serene but loaded with meaning and emotion. There's a wonderful range on the EP and Phelan's song writing ability is very impressive'' - Darren Cleary RTE 2XM
''Phelan has put together a wonderfully whimsical collection of songs that are loaded with passion and spirit...a smooth and accessible blend of pop and blues.... energetic and infectious'' - Dave Simpson, Pure M Magazine
Christine B Phelan's music is available on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes and all good digital retailers. CD's available through her website www.christinebphelan.com or at live shows.