I was born in Paisley, Scotland. My parents moved to South Africa when I was 5 years old.

Although I’ve tried my hand at all sorts of musical genres, it’s the sound of my ancestors – Celtic folk music – that I love, and it’s the style that I write in.

From 2017 to 2019 I ran a successful Celtic show in Cape Town called ‘Christine and the Kilts’ . I tried to introduce Celtic music to South African radio audiences with my podcast, ‘Under the Kilt’, which was nominated for Best Podcast in the South African Radio Awards 2021.

I teach voice at a tertiary level, and with 3 decades of singing behind me I have a lot of first-hand knowledge to pass on, as well as a teaching diploma in Scottish Traditional Music (voice), and I’m currently completing my Estill Figure Proficiency certificate, and in addition to this, in 2017 I self-published a book on singing techniques called “Shut your Trap and Sing!”