GMA award-winning, singer-songwriter, Christine Magee, has lived her life intrigued by music. Studying Royal Conservatory of Music lead her to obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree at UBC. Singing and touring Mexico, Ireland, U.S.A., Quebec, and B.C. with UBC’s University Singers and with Vancouver’s most prestigious vocal chamber ensemble, musica intima, spurned Christine on to creating original music and performing.
Serving as a worship singer/pianist and band member at her church, helped to strengthen her skills in leadership, arranging, and improvisation. In 2002, she began composing, drawing inspiration from artists like Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Christine Aguilera, and Evanesence. Other inspirations include Martin Sexton, John Mayer, Emeli Sande, and many more soul/jazz/blues artists. In April 2007, Christine released her first CD of original songs, entitled “OVERCOME”. It was produced and engineered at Soul Keepers Studio by well known, Canadian Christian recording artist, Michael Hart (www.stairway.org/michael hart).
Christine offers an eclectic mix of musical styles from soul, jazz, blues, gospel to pop/rock, and adds in a classical edge on her piano. The album’s theme comes from knowing that anything is possible when you have faith and trust in the Lord. In October 2007, Christine’s work was recognized by the Gospel Music Association of Canada with 3 Covenant Ward nominations. She was the winning recipient for the “Best Jazz/Blues Song of the Year”. Christine has had the profound honour of working alongside other well known gospel artists, some being Carolyn Arends, Chris Janz, Debbie Fortnum, and Michael Hart. Her mission through music is to impact all people, believers and non-believers, to know and understand the depth of God’s love.
She continues to share the love through solo concerts, benefits, festivals, charitable events, and other venues. Currently, she continues to compose lyrics / music, plans to record, and tour more, and operates a private music studio, offering piano, voice, and guitar to all ages. Christine continues to serve in the music ministry at her church and others.