“She’s just incredible, and such a lovely person as well….Chrissie’s just got something about her, something really charismatic and wonderful” - Adam Crowther, BBC Radio Bristol
“An amazing and completely effortless singer” - Louis Veillon, A Year in Bristol
“Not only talented, but actually doing something useful with her music” - Christine Muir, SUSY Radio
Combining strength and vulnerability, passion and empathy, and optimism and realism- Chrissie Huntley is the glow of sunshine that transforms the rain into celebrated rainbows of truth, strength, authenticity and freedom. Passionate about inducing an inclusive and accepting community filled with peace, love and music, Chrissie’s mission is to become the best friend you just haven’t met yet.
Chrissie speaks openly and frankly about her own mental health, as well as being an active advocate for raising awareness and breaking the taboo around the topic. ‘Shift’ magazine described Chrissie’s latest single ‘If Only I Could’ as ‘a beautifully written, poignant ballad that so gracefully discusses the hardship of depression and anxiety’. The song was written for a family member struggling with mental health issues, and through Chrissie’s campaign ‘Let’s Talk About It’, nearly £500 was raised for ‘Mind’ Mental Health Charity. ‘Tap The Feed’ also described the track as ‘a grandiose song with a meaningful message’. For Chrissie music has been her freedom of expression, eliciting her own truth, empathy and mental security. Through her music, Chrissie hopes to inspire others to feel openly and unashamedly, and grow stronger and happier in the process.
Influenced by the likes of Lianne la Havas, Joss Stone and Jessie Ware, and inspired and by the liberating acts of self-love, compassion and spreading happiness, Chrissie’s music spans from infectious, funk-filled sing-alongs, to melodic and relatable R&B ballads filled with soul and raw emotion. Chrissie’s effortless vocals along with her powerful backing band create a warming and spellbinding soundscape, guaranteed to have your ears captivated from the very first note.
**ANNA COLLETTE & THE AVERAGE MEN** Folk rock band with original music from the heart. Inspired by the likes of Joan Baez, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell meets classic Americana rock and roll.
**GABRIEL TEMPLAR** Young indie pop artist based in Bristol and writes his own upbeat songs and has his own creative and imaginative style whilst maintaining catchy and memorable melodies. Gabriel merges many influences together when writing songs and enjoys performing them to large crowds.
**ANGELA JONES** 19-year-old singer-songwriter with effortlessly breezy jazzy vocals and a warm free-spirited disposition. She has an organic approach to song-writing and an eloquent use of imagery in her lyrics.
Her song writing influences include artists like Corine Bailey-Rea, Lianne La Havas and Norah Jones all in all creating a sound that is both modern and nostalgic.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission: £5 on the Door
Tickets: £4 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk