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Christie Lamb

Christie Lamb is a country singer songwriter from Sydney who is music is really well written and sung, She is a talented artist who is going places. Naturally an interview was a must and find out why she is so good and worth checking out.

http://www.christielamb.com/

 
1. How did you get into music?
 
I
started dancing at 6 years old and loved being on stage,I also played a
flute at primary school. I started piano lessons and singing at age 10,
then guitar and songwriting at age 14. I sang many styles of music, but
felt more connected with country music.

2. What has been the highlight so far?
 
I
have done pre show at The Entertainment Centre Sydney for Carol King,
James Taylor, Meatloaf, Thirsty Merc, Evanescence and Cat Stevens. I
have also opened a concert at The Opera House with my own composition,
but I think it has to be this week my debut single – Mr Wrong – has
reached number 4 on Country Tracks Top 30.

3. What inspires you when writing music?
 
Well
when I started songwriting everything I wrote was completely made up as
I didnt really have too much life experience. I have since wrote about
my own relationships, now being the ripe old age of 19! lol. I still
write from other peoples experiences, girly stories e.g Mr Wrong – not
all my experiences – thank goodness! I also have written from real life
e.g about the Black Friday Bushfires. The last song on my EP – Ten
Thousand Miles – is also a true story about leaving my family in England
when I was 6 years old to come and live in Australia.

4. What was the inspiration for the latest release?

The idea for Mr Wrong came about after a
girl’s night in at my place where we were swapping stories about how we all
seemed to meet the wrong guys. It’s a fun look at failed relationships  – as I said NOT all my experiences! lol

5. Who have you enjoyed playing with recently?

Thats
a hard one? My favourite musician to play with is Rod McCormack, who
produced and played on my EP and blew me away with his talent.

I
did a gig last weekend with the boys in Simply Bushed and they were
great fun to work with and they have adopted me as their new favourite
and want to take me on tour with them 🙂 lol

6. What is the scene like where you are from?

I
am from Western Sydney and there are quite a few places that love
Country Music where I regularly play. I do play at some venues that just
want modern rock/pop music or band gigs that like dance poppy music. I
also do quite a few acoustic gigs in restaurants etc.

7. How has social networking helped your music?

Social
networking is a great help for my music. I have a website, music –
official facebook, twitter, myspace and linkedIn. Most people contact me
via email from my website or private message on facebook. I have got
radio interviews and gigs via social networking and to meet many people
who enjoy my music and come along to my gigs. I have a shop page on my
website also that allows me to get orders and post out EPs to people, so
yes social networking is REALLY important.

8. What advice could you give to some one wanting to give a career in music a shot?

You
have to be a musician as well as a singer. I am doing a Bachelor of
Music  – currently in my third year and all of the students that started
in year one that only sang have left Uni as it is too hard. You cant
really songwrite too well unless you have a good understanding of music
too.

9.How has touring helped your music?

Playing
at different venues that need different things from you with differing
age groups in the audience requires you have to have a great variety of
music and your experience with different crowds, or sometimes lack of,
makes you grow as a performer.

10. What is it like playing country music in Australia?

Playing
country music in Australia is a great experience. I really think it
fits in well with the people, everyone is so down to earth and lovely
and they really appreciate the story telling in the lyrics of country
songs. The people in the industry are also so lovely and helpful to each
other.

11. How has radio and the media received the latest ep?

Unbelievably
so much better than I could have even hoped for. Everyone has been so
welcoming to me as a new artist and lots of radio presenters have done
interviews with me, when they didnt even know me to start with and given
me and my music a chance. I never thought my first single would get in
the top 30, as no one knew me, now its number 4 and everyone else in the
top 10 is signed to a label and really well known. Im just blown away
and very grateful 🙂

12. What is next for yourself?
 
I
am doing my final year of my Bachelor of Music this year, but I am
trying to write and co write as much as possible too. I am going to
Nashville in June and have quite a few writing sessions lined up over
there. I would like to record an album next year and tour Australia.
I will be releasing another single and video clip also during the second half of this year.

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