future-soul / electro-soul
Heather Christie is an American singer/ songwriter, producer, and dancer. Fanning genres including folk-soul, alt-pop, and trip-hop, Christie’s heartfelt songwriting stems from true life experience and embodies a message of inner empowerment.
Born and raised in an eclectic family on the Santa Cruz coast of California, music was a central part of Christie’s life. Gifted her first guitar at age 13 and encouraged to pursue musical theatre by her grandparents, Christie got her musical education early. Classical choir, jazz ensemble, Broadway musicals and teen singing competitions were a part of her upbringing. Christie won the grand prize in the Greater Bay Area Teen Singing Competition at age 15. She starred in dozens of children’s Broadway musical productions, and directed High School plays. She travelled to statewide concerts to perform with her classical and jazz choirs. Between her performance studies and her flower-power family life at Grateful Dead shows and music festivals, Christie developed her quirky niche. Blooming as a modern dancer during college, traveling to India, and getting certified as a yoga teacher in Costa Rica, adult Christie compiled her music, dance, and performance philosophies together to create her own sound and style.
In 2016 Christie was seen on American Idol's Finale Season as a second-round finalist in Hollywood Week. Her song 'Tincture'; (released by project Feral Fauna) gained viral recognition through Spotify's Discover Weekly Playlist in 2017 and hit millions of streams overall. A collaborator at heart, Christie has co-founded music projects “Feral Fauna,” “Silk Drop” and “Sirens of Soul.” She tours regionally & nationally with her solo project. She writes, records, and produces out of her home in Topanga Canyon. She is an artist on Jumpsuit Records.
Christie's newest album "Songs From the Moon" is a departure from her usual beat-laden production; it is a piece for the "vulnerability junkies" and showcases her raw songwriting. The album release tour has been a benefit concert tour for Women's Earth Alliance (WEA).
Sounds like: Alicia Keys, H.E.R, Little Dragon, Massive Attack
Passions: Women's empowerment, environment, sustainable living
HAS WORKED WITH:
Producers - The Human Experience, Phutureprimitive, SaQi, Sol Rising, Subaqueous, DJ Taj Rashid, Momentology, KR3TURE, ALIA, Equanimous, eO + others
Artists - Evan Fraser (of Dirtwire), Vir McCoy (of Hamsa Lila), Chris Berry (Grammy -nominated), Oriel Poole, Marya Stark, Lydia Violet, Elisa Rose + others
BEEN BOOKED AT:
Festivals - Envision, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Beloved, Guitarfish, Burning Man, Serenity Gathering, Lucidity, Symbiosis Eclipse, Wanderlust Yoga Festival + more
Venues - The Globe (LA), Bossanova Ballroom (Portland), Moe's Alley (Santa Cruz), Haven Underground (Nevada City), The HopMonk (Sebastopol, CA), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), Gasa Gasa (New Orleans), Dolby Theater (American Idol - Hollywood) + many more
HAS SHARED THE BILL WITH:
The Polish Ambassador, Ayla Nereo, Rising Appalachia, Chris Berry, Melvin Seals (Grateful Dead), Hamsa Lila, The Human Experience, SaQi, Samuel J, Gone Gone Beyond, Tasha Blank, Lila Rose (Aniiml), Marya Stark, Elisa Rose, + many more
SOCIAL MEDIA STATS
Instagram - 8.2K followers
Spotify - 4.2K Monthly Listeners
Twitter - 3.4K followers
Facebook - 4.2K followers
Youtube - 520 followers
ABOUT THE SET
The Heather Christie live set is a fusion of uplifting earthy vocals, live keys, electric guitar, cumbus (from Turkey), and electronic beats. Inspired by hip-hop, soul, blues, R&B, funk, and musical theatre, the set is energetic and in-the-pocket. Heather's charisma, uplifting message, and artistic dedication to vulnerability feeds a soulful spot inside audiences. Accompanist & co-writer Vir McCoy delivers undeniable grooves on eclectic instruments that bring a truly fresh flavor. The duo bridge genres in a way that creates a long-lasting sense of inspiration.
Duo live-electronic performance sets (with live instrumentation)
Solo DJ dance sets (ecstatic dance)
Solo acoustic lounge sets (piano + vocals)
Full 4-piece band sets
playlist of artist's top picks