Bluesy pop musician Christine Sweeney has been playing the LI music scene for over a decade. With a voice as powerful as it is sultry and sweet, Christine Sweeney deftly handles poppy and playful without sacrificing genuine emotion. Her writing style is focused heavily on the feel of the lyrics, but the underlying music structure illustrates that she's no stranger to complexities in harmony, as well. Influences include Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, John Mayer, Rilo Kiley, KT Tunstall. As a veteran performer, she has solidified her unique brand of indie blues pop. Sometimes gritty, sometimes sugary vocals soar over her rhythmic guitar playing. Her live EP was recorded in 2012 with bandmate Dave Ferro at The Bitter End (available on iTunes). Her most recent recording, Lune et Lumiere, was released by her band in 2014.
Currently in the studio, writing new music, Christine can be found performing often all over Long Island. Visit the tour page for more details.
Christine Sweeney & The Dirty Stayouts
Her band, Christine Sweeney and the Dirty Stayouts, fell into place one by one in 2012 after the EP was recorded. CS & The Dirty Stayouts has been described as a fun 5 piece indie/blues/pop group that has been compared to blues group Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Notes of jazz and folk can be found sprinkled in there, too. The band features Mike Walsh on bass, Dave Ferro on piano/organ, Hugo Lopez on drums, and Samantha Kantor on backing vocals. Lune et Lumière, their freshman release, can be purchased online and at all live shows.
Photographer: Luke Delahanty