Chrissie Hart is navigating life with a piano. Tongue & cheek lyrics are laid over funky, alt-rock grooves with a jazz undertow. The Auckland-based singer-songwriter first came into light in 2012 with her collaboration on Let It Go with the international chart-topping Australian duo Yolanda Be Cool. Following this release, Chrissie gigged internationally for many years as a professional pianist and vocalist, whilst crafting her experiences into songs behind closed doors. 2019 unveils her debut independent release with the EP No Birthday – a light-hearted, self-ironic, sometimes serious, musing on moments of life.
Chrissie has long been influenced by such alt-rock piano-based songwriters as Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Ben Folds and Amanda Palmer. Her candid, conversational lyrics are reminiscent of likes of Amy Winehouse and Courtney Barnett and are easily relatable to alternative individuals trying figure sh*t out.
Jazz, folk and soul have been fundamental in the shaping of Chrissie’s musicality. Chrissie calls on the phrasing of Billie Holiday, the poetics of Joni Mitchell and the rock-solid songwriting of Carole King and Elton John.