Biography

Christa Vi is an Australian / German Singer Songwriter, based in East London. She combines her folky, storytelling songwriting style with eclectic instrumentation, electronic elements and emotive vocals. Indie folkpop with a layering of synth…. Synthfolk!
Inspired to sing and write music by life’s hard knocks, long plane journeys, walking alone in foreign cities, London’s noise pollution, overheard snippets of conversation, the inner pain and beauty of others, and a slight fear of losing that feeling.Christa Vi has attracted the attention of a number of music blogs and her singles have been played on BBC6, Amazing Radio, ResonanceFM and other online and student radio stations in the UK, USA, and Australasia including Triple J.
Christa Vi performed at the London2012 Olympics as part of the Emerging Icons showcase, and festivals in 2013 including Beachbreak in Cornwall and has brought her full band live show to the London and South East live circuit- more shows to be announced soon.
Independent single releases include Your Heart and Long Way Home EPs as well as digital releases and collaborations with other producers. Single & Collaborative releases via London labels Electronic Rumors, Boltfish Recordings and ABC Music (Australia). An album is on the way, with producers George Shilling (Yazz, Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub) and Andrew McDonnell (Cocknbullkid, Crystal Fighters, Petite Noir) lending their skills to the project.

 

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“. . . what you're hearing is beautifully executed . . . watch this space.”Ruth Barnes / Tom Robinson's BBC6 Introducing Show

“Like a modern day Everything But the Girl”Pete Donaldson, Absolute Radio

“Beautiful strong vocals and an indie-electronic vibe create a smooth and emotive listening experience similar to that of Feist or Florence & The Machine.”Remix86

“. . . a lament of folky tranquility backed by a simplistic use of electronic elements that quite shot the chills down the back of our neck.”EQMusic Blog

“With her clear and articulate voice, Christa Vi fits that popular and classic genre of female artists that includes musicians from Stevie Nicks to Florence Welch.”FanaticFM

"The gorgeous tones of Christa Vi will break your heart. Her lyrics are honest and full of emotion, and combined with eclectic instrumentation she produces genre-defying tracks.”Musicosity

“. . . Christa's beautiful and emotive vocals feel rather like bathing in an aural lake of tranquillity. Expect big things from Christa next year!”The Von Pip Musical Express

“. . . an appealing vocal style, reminding one of a slightly rougher, world-weary Rumer, carrying a wisdom bourne from redemptive hurt.”Music Review Unsigned Magazine

“. . . that rare combination of fragile beauty, spellbinding warmth and gutsy power.”The Sound of Confusion Blog

“. . . an up-tempo version of Romy Croft . . .”Independent Music News