The multi-award-winning vocalist Christine Tobin sings with two of the U.K.’s leading jazz musicians; who are both long-term musical collaborators. The repertoire of ‘Outside The Box’ will include songs from Christine’s highly acclaimed albums alongside a selection of new originals from all three performers and more. Having been an integral part of both the New York City and London scenes for many years, Christine is now based in the West of Ireland.
Her unique, rich sound was described by The Guardian as ‘Tobin’s 24 carat voice’. Her expressive range acknowledges finely acquired jazz, folk and twentieth century classical influences. She can be junkyard blues philosopher, snappy beat seductress, a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies, or reflective Americana. MOJO Music Magazine said of her “Christine Tobin really transcends glib genre-fiction…..everything is shot through with an unmistakable refinement, free-spirited earthiness and giddy romanticism, this singer-songwriter is in a field of one".
In 2012 she won a BASCA British Composer Award for her settings of poems by WB Yeats. The following year 2013, her striking interpretations of Leonard Cohen songs won a Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival and in 2014 she was awarded “Jazz Vocalist of the Year” at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Earlier in her career Christine won “Best Vocalist” at the BBC Jazz Awards.
Line Up: Christine Tobin - vocals, Liam Noble – piano & Phil Robson - guitar