Christine Clifford: She's Playing With Fire
Christine started her career in country music by entering talent quests around South Australia which gave the industry and newcomers a platform to be noticed. Having won her first award in Port Pirie headed off to the Riverland for the South Australian Country Music Awards where Christine won for her vocal performances in Female Vocal, Duet with Alison Hams, and Gospel sections.
Christine performed at many festivals and CM Clubs both solo and with her band and had the honour of performing at the SA Country Music Showcase in 1995.
After winning female vocal at the Gawler CMF, she was then asked to perform alongside Gina Jeffries, and Paul Gibbs.
1996 saw Christine heading around the state again while putting pen to paper to start her song writing skills and releasing her first Album, “All through the Night.” In 2004 Christine release her second album “Times were different then” and has just released the songs onto digital platforms. In 1996 Christine was asked to perform at the SA CM Showcase once again with Beccy Cole and Greg Champion and travelled to Moomba to take the show to the Santos gas fields to entertain the employees.
The Variety concert at Adelaide town hall saw Normie Rowe, Bev Harrell and Christine performing with The Adelaide Army Band and compared by Xavier Minecon. Now living in the Riverland Christine has supported local musicians by encouraging Jamm days during the pandemic where up and coming artists had the opportunity learn their craft from professional musicians.
Christine has now teamed up with fellow Riverland musicians to form The Red Dirt Band, Brenton Chaplin (Keys and Vocals), Martin (Woody) Woodward (lead Guitar), Steve Neville (Bass guitar) and Greg Clifford (Drums) who will be supporting her at The Chaffey Theatre on 24th June 2023 for her 3rd album release, “She’s Playing with Fire”
Eric Cook and Joey Haenen both Riverland musicians will also be supporting Christine on the night with a couple of great sets first up.
The album release will consist of original songs along with some favourite covers and will be a great fun night.
Running Time: 3hrs (inc interval)