Weekly Artist Profiles


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This week’s Artist Profiles are as follows:

CHRISTINE TARQUINIO
Melbourne VIC
Alt indie, pop

Christine Tarquinio is a singer, songwriter and recording artist who released her first single “Didn’t Even Try” in 2014.

She also collaborates with like minded musicians, producers and sound engineers wanting to share with others her experiences of developing original material.

Christine often states “There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a little seed of an idea I have for a song and seeing it bloom into it’s full potential along with my creative team, the magic just happens”.

See more at: Christine Tarquinio

BEGGARS TRUE
Redcliffe QLD
Rock, pop, indie

Beggars True is an acoustic/electric duo from Brisbane, Australia, who play alternative rock/folk/indie original songs. When performing live, this husband and wife duo have been forging their own unique sound which brings together some of Mark’s rock background and Lisa’s classical music training.

See more at: Beggars True

CHRISTIAN CLIFFORD
Adelaide SA
Country, gospel

Christine Clifford is a seasoned artist in the realm of country music, with a career that spans decades and a repertoire that reflects her diverse influences. She embarked on her musical journey in South Australia, captivating audiences in talent quests and earning recognition for her vocal prowess early on.

Her accolades include victories at the South Australian Country Music Awards, where she triumphed in categories such as Female Vocal, Duet, and Gospel performances. Christine’s talent has taken her to numerous festivals, Country Music Clubs, and prestigious showcases, solidifying her presence in the industry.

In 1996, Christine released her debut album “All through the Night,” showcasing her burgeoning songwriting skills. This was followed by her sophomore effort, “Times Were Different Then,” in 2004, with recent digital releases bringing her music to wider audiences.

Christine’s performances have graced stages alongside notable artists like Gina Jeffries and Beccy Cole, and she has entertained crowds at diverse venues, from the Adelaide Town Hall to the Santos gas fields. Despite a hiatus, Christine has returned to the music scene with renewed passion, captivating audiences once again with her own brand of country music.

Her latest album, “She’s Playing with Fire,” marks a culmination of her musical journey, blending influences from artists like The Seekers and Linda Ronstadt to contemporary figures like Chris Stapleton. The title track, co-written with David Carter of the renowned Carter and Carter duo, showcases Christine’s songwriting prowess and musical versatility.

With nominations for international awards, Christine Clifford continues to make waves in the country music scene, demonstrating her enduring talent and passion for storytelling through song.

Christine Clifford’s solo career has flourished in recent years, marked by numerous captivating performances at festivals, clubs, pubs, and cafes. Her return to the stage has been met with enthusiasm from audiences, drawn to her authentic storytelling and soulful melodies.

Now, Christine’s musical journey is set to reach even greater heights as she prepares to travel to Atlanta in August as a finalist in the International Singer-Songwriter Awards. This prestigious recognition underscores her talent and dedication to her craft, positioning her among the finest songwriters on the global stage.

As she continues to refine her artistry and share her music with audiences worldwide, Christine Clifford remains a shining example of perseverance, creativity, and passion in the realm of country music. Her upcoming journey to Atlanta promises to be a milestone moment in her career, further solidifying her place as a respected and celebrated artist in the industry.

See more at: Christine Clifford