Christina Crofts Band (NSW)
Born in the New South Wales coastal town of Coffs Harbour, Christina grew
up in Brisbane and in her early teens the passion to learn to
play guitar was blooming. After moving to Sydney she met
and started taking lessons from guitarist Steve
Crofts (Guitarist with 'The Bombers' & 'Black Cat
Moan' and earlier 'Topaz'). The pair later married.
Playing in various covers and original bands and with influences such as ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, David Lindley, Rory Gallagher, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, Rose Tattoo and of course Steve Crofts, Christina has developed her own distinctive guitar sound and style.
In the mid 1990's she formed 'Croftstown Traffic' - a three piece blues/rock covers band, which later become 'Croftstown' with the addition of Steve on guitar following the end of his other musical commitments. 'Croftstown' enjoyed several years of gigging around Sydney releasing the Croftstown 'Unboogie' album in 2006.
Croftstown was eventually shelved due to the impact of Huntington's Disease on Steve and his declining ability to play guitar.
In 2008 despite actually having no band as such and largely due to the insistence of Steve, Christina released her own debut album 'Midnight Train'.
Christina continues to play regularly in Sydney, Newcastle and Central Coast, and has performed on several festivals including Thredbo Blues Festival (2011 & 2015) Mitchell Creek Rock 'n Blues Festival (2015) Narooma Blues Festival (2000 and 2013) and Bimbadgen (2008).
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