“Christine Tobin is inspiring on her own material. But she is in a class of her own singing Leonard Cohen. Her new version of “Everybody Knows” is stunning… Gorgeous, affecting and deeply human.” - The Guardian (4 Stars)
“A lesser singer might be overshadowed by the darkness of Cohen’s words. But Tobin invests these songs with their full meaning.” The Irish Times ****
Gorgeous, affecting and deeply human" The Guardian ****
“Her feeling for Leonard Cohen’s songs made a fine recording, but the live set is truly gripping. These are interpretations that shimmer with beauty and insight” Jazzwise from a review of concert at Brecon Jazz Festival
'The Voice is a killer". Froots
Christine Tobin - voice
Phil Robson - guitar
Blake Meister - double bass
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Irish-born singer/songwriter Christine Tobin is now based in New York having been an integral part of the London music scene for many years. She has carved out a niche for herself as one of the most richly expressive and original voices. Describing her style, MOJO Music Magazine writes -“Christine really transcends glib genre-fication. Her expressive range acknowledges finely acquired folk, jazz and 20th Century classical influences, which already sets her apart. And everything is shot through with an unmistakable refinement, free-spirited earthiness and giddy romanticism, this singer-songwriter is in a field of one.”
She has eleven highly acclaimed albums and four major awards under her belt. Her style, although rooted in jazz, is eclectic and draws on a broad range of influences from Ireland to West Africa to Brazil. Her sound is rich, authentic and deeply expressive and was described by The Guardian as “Tobin’s 24 carat voice”.
In 2008 she won Best Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards. In 2012 she won a British Composers Award for her ninth album ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, her settings of W.B.Yeats poems and in 2013 she won a Herald Angel Award at Edinburgh Festival for her live performance of ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’, her imaginative versions of Leonard Cohen Classics. In 2014 she was awarded Jazz Vocalist of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Part of the BASCA British Composer Award for ‘Sailing To Byzantium’, included a PRS commission to write new music. Tobin’s latest album ‘PELT’, is the result of this. ‘PELT’ is Christine’s settings of poems and lyrics by contemporary Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Paul Muldoon.
Christine is making a name for herself on the New York scene playing at venues such as The Jazz Standard, Symphony Space, the 55 Bar, and cutting edge Brooklyn arts venue National Sawdust as well as performing and curating her own mixed media Jazz series at the Irish Arts Centre.
$20 advance /$23 door /$10 full time students with ID