Considering Shine & Rise is a collection of songs I wrote for different bands, with very different aims, it hold together well. My first proper collection of songs since 2001′s Bank Holiday Life EP, so about time huh!

Reviews and feedback have been good, such as:

“Shine & Rise is an enjoyable, varied and sometimes crazily joyous collection that sees Christy pillaging from the past and reinventing it in his own image, while transporting the listener back to the 60s, 70s and beyond.
For this reviewer, one of the highlights of the set is ‘Try For The Sun aka Surf Tune’; it kicks off with crazy castanets and the sort of spaghetti western melody that usually accompanies Lee Van Cleef emerging from the saloon to shoot ‘em up on Main Street, and explodes into a punked-up Beach Boys stomp – a delight!”
– Rock’n’Reel magazine’s Diane Mason, Dec 09.

There are new videos on the MileHighMusic Youtube page, but aside from the current release I’m excitedly working with a talented young songwriter from Poland, Ewa Reciak – video on Youtube now, and have been rehearsing a new band with a view to recording material in the new year. It’s time to move…

Listen & Download Shine & Rise from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/la-fille-francaise/id340744575?i=340744729&uo=6 – although it is cheaper for you to buy it direct from MileHighMusic 😉 See the recordings or downloads page.