Singer – Songwriter
Australian born Singer, Christine Manetta, has emerged in 2021 as a dynamic Songwriter, launching her Debut Album,
ONE WOMAN ONE DAY
A classy eclectic album transcending genres, from Contemporary Ska and Swing Blues to Funky Soul Jazz intertwined with Afro-Beats and touches of Hip Hop and Electronica Howler Blues. An Album filled with pumping energetic organ sounds, hot percussion grooves and sinewy horn riffs.
An accomplished performer, with an electric stage presence, Christine presents a distinctive blend of energy driven music; singing with passion, honesty, guts and a musical truth of each song’s story. Possessing a voice that encompasses soaring vocals through to deep, sultry, heartfelt softness.
Beginning her singing career later in life, coming from a background in Psychoacoustics (The study of the perception of sound and its impact and entrainment on the human body), Music and Singing, which had been Christine’s dream since the age of nine, followed as a nature transition. Along the way receiving Vocal and Music Theory tuition from Dr Nela Trifkovic (PhD Music/Performance Making. Fine Arts/Music. Melbourne - VCA /Conservatorium) and Julie O’Hara (Popular Music/Monash University).
Initially being mentored by Wendy Stapleton and Paul Norton. Christine soon established herself in Melbourne’s dynamic Live Music Scene. A sought out diverse performer of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Soul and even Urban Cabaret Theatre. Working at many venues across Melbourne and Regional Victoria and New South Wales including the Albury Entertainment Centre, Capital Theatre Bendigo and Deakin Edge - Federation Square Melbourne. In 2014, forming – MOJO SISTAS, with a career highlight to be invited to perform at Melbourne’s renown Antipode festival to a crowd of over 10,000 people.
Also known for her Self - Produced Shows as Artist Director and Performer, Christine has toured the shows; Love Me or Leave Me - A Tribute to Nina Simone, encapsulating the essence of her greatest influence, and Dames and Divas, over the last five years at Festivals: Docklands Blues, Halls Gap, Victorian Seniors, Grampians, Port Fairy, Inverloch and Castlemaine Jazz.
“I had the pleasure recently to see Christine Manetta’s tribute show to Nina Simone. ... This is a fabulous show and I highly recommend you check it out. “Barry Maxwell–99.3 3NRG FM, President Hume Blues Club/International Blues Challenge Judge
"Soulful experience” Musical Director - Castlemaine Jazz Festival
“Great voice” Radio KLFM
“Christine Manetta presents a soulful and tirelessly skilful performance that marries stunning soul music with a breathtaking context of story, time and place.” Impresario/Speakeasy HQ
Attracting Media attention through Radio KLFM, ABC, 3CR, 2AY the Herald Sun and 3AW including live ON – AIR performances, about her musical journey, “Never too late to follow your dream”. Don’t forget what defines you, your loves and passions.” – Christine Manetta, This message depicted in the original works on her Debut album,
ONE WOMAN ONE DAY
As Artistic Director, Singer and Songwriter Christine Manetta has collaborated with Pianist and Musical Director Adam Rudegeair, to produce this significant album with themes of Resilience and Celebrations of Triumphs and underlying intertwined grooves and beats inspired by Christine’s European and Egyptian heritage. This much awaited Debut Album has been two years in the making and scheduled for release in 2021.