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Hello out there!

I am Christina Kulukundis, an alt-country songwriter and singer. I live at the foot of Bredon Hill in Worcestershire, England with my little family, two dogs and two ponies.

Ben Church (guitar, banjo, dobro & harmonica) and Pete Bryden (bass guitar, piano, Hammond organ) and I have been writing and playing music together for the past four years.

I've actually been writing songs and singing for nearly twenty years (yikes).  I released an eponymous debut record in 2006 which did pretty well. And now, with children growing up and more time to focus, the guys and I have made a follow-up. I can't wait for you to hear the new songs. They're full of the highs and lows of life and we are all pretty excited about how they turned out.

We were over-the-moon to have the talents of drummer Ian Adams playing on the record
, plus none other than Fairport Convention's legendary fiddle player Chris Leslie, Alan Parker on accordion and the beautiful pedal steel of David Ogilvy. Lucky us!

You can hear songs from the record right now on the player at the bottom of this page. I hope you love them :)

What people are saying about Christina...

R2 Rock n Reel Magazine March 2015


****  Mojo Magazine

“Absolutely beautiful. A lovely, lovely song. Sublime.”
BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday host Hardeep Singh Kohli, talking about the track Too Long in the Country.

"She focuses on tales rich in home life and one’s emotions (and) brings a grace and beauty rarely heard."
Maurice Hope of Flying Shoes Review

**** "A wonderful collection of thoughtful songs." Country Music People

"Christina's lyrics perform the difficult trick of evoking a mood beautifully, whilst still leaving room for the listener to connect with their own memories and experiences."
Adam Buxton, British Comedian and Actor

"Her Anglo-American upbringing has given her a unique style; a blend of old fashioned rural vigour and urban wisdom."

What's On Where London

**** "By God, she can sing."  Irish World
 

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Catch us live, why don't you?

Jun3

The Live Salon, London

The London Sketch Club, 7 Dilke Street, London SW3 4JE

 

David Ogilvy will be playing new original music and curating an eclectic evening of acoustic music from many musical traditions. Guests include singer-songwriter Christina Kulukundis, pianists Dorian Ford and Peter Roper Curzon, accordionist Karen Street, and bassist Rory McFarlane. There will be poetry readings from Constantine Phipps and Edward Farrelly. There will also be surprise special guests!

£20.00 already sold out

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Red Rooster Festival

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Euston, Suffolk

 

We are so psyched to be playing this Alt-Country & Blues festival. If you are in the area, come down to catch the show. Kids go free at Red Rooster!

from £35

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Live in Kemerton!

Victoria Hall, Kemerton, Nr Tewkesbury GL20 7JE

 

Doors open 7pm, on stage 8pm. Cash bar with delicious Wye Valley Beer & good wine. Singer-Songwriter and Bredon Hill resident, aka Christina Darby, will take to the stage with her fantastic band for this one night only hometown show. Performing songs from her new acclaimed 2015 record, as well as songs from her debut album, it is going to be a very special night. Please come along!

All tickets £8 Age limit: All ages

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Pershore River Festival

Pershore, Worcs

 

The Pershore River Festival is back this year with a floating stage and lots of fun for families to enjoy all day. Christina and her band will arrive to perform on Christina's little vintage wooden motor boat and playing a set by the beautiful River Avon. This will be a great daytime gig to enjoy with the family, and it's all free. Perfect! More info to come soon.

Free Age limit: All ages

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Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans Cider Festival

Ross-on-Wye, Brampton Abbotts, Herefordshire, Herefordshire

 

Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans is a stunning Wye Valley glampsite with fabulous vintage caravans and a line in delicious home-brewed cider. Join us for campfire, music and food in the really special location with great hosts Jo and Sasha.

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Have you got the new record yet?

Stars Behind Stars Behind Stars is the title of my new album, just released. We have been getting a fantastic response to the new songs and would love to share them with you.

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