Christine Tobin
Copyright © 2014 Christine Tobin
Christine Tobin Tapestry Unravelled
Christine Tobin Secret Life Of A Girl
Christine Tobin_Romance_And_ evolution
Christine Tobin You Draw The Line
Christine Tobin Deep Song
Christine Tobin House Of Women
Christine Tobin Yell Of The Gazelle
Christine Tobin Aililiu

BDV 2875

1. Bye Bye
2. Camille
3. Corner Of An Eye
4. Dreamland mp3
5. No Love No Thrill mp3
6. Everybody Knows
7. Minx
8. Secret Life of a Girl
9. Poses

Christine Tobin - voice, Liam Noble - piano,
Kate Shortt
- cello, Phil Robson - guitar,
Dave Whitford - double bass, Thebe Lipere - percussion, Simon Lea - drums.

The seventh release from this great Irish singer has received lavish critical praise, many critics claiming it as her best yet - ‘Secret Life of a Girl' sees Tobin weave tales of childhood innocence into those of multicultural London, refracted through a fascinating prism of characters. Her part fantasy, part biographical album tells of journeys from tough urban landscapes to seaside retreats, of tree houses, pebbly beaches and noble steeds.

Says Tobin: “The idea of ‘the journey', both in the physical world and in the transformation from youth to maturity, is the theme expressed in my songs through stories of different female characters. Camille is the carefree ten-year old girl who lives happily in a world where the lines between reality and fantasy blur. ‘Secret Life of a Girl' is about the trials, treasures and thrills found on the brink of change. Whilst in contrast ‘Corner Of An Eye' is inspired by the short stories of Annie Proulx, rocking horses and the notion that the horse symbolises all that is good and true in human nature.”

This immediate crossover album should see this girl being a secret no more.

The CD cover artwork is by the artist and singer - songwriter Bron Jones aka Eve Libertine.


Secret Life Of A Girl
Tapestry Unravelled
2010 - Trail Belle Records
Secret Life of a Girl
2008 - Babel
Romance and Revolution
2004 - Babel
You Draw The Line
2003 - Babel
Yell Of The Gazelle
1996 - Babel
House of Women
1998 - Babel
1995 - Babel
Deep Song
2000 - Babel

"She should be on a global stage rubbing shoulders with fellow troubadours like Cave, Mitchell and Cohen...It's a tribute to the quality of Tobin's writing that there are no weak spots in this excellent collection"
John L Walters The Guardian ****

"Sexy, gutsy, bluesy and beautiful."
Lionel Shriver, author of ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin' on Secret Life of a Girl

"This girl's life can't stay secret much longer."
Rob Adams, Scottish Herald album of the week

"A well rounded album, the warmth and authenticity of Tobin's voice making her one of the standout vocalists on the UK jazz scene"
Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise May 2008 issue ****

"A class act."
Ivan Hewett The Daily Telegraph

"This imaginative set may be the one that finally pushes her towards wider recognition."
John Bungey The Times ***

"Why isn't Christine Tobin a household name? album of cherishable ambition and total distinction."
London Metro

"Visceral yet sensuous, Tobin disturbs even as she entices."
Mike Butler (Manchester Metro)

"Tobin creates... wonders of line of phrasing.."
Ray Comiskey, Irish Times

"...another rewarding collection of deep-song
from a singer/songwriter who combines literate compositions with a tangible sense of the
jazz life, with all its attendant passions, joys
and tribulations."

Chris May, All About Jazz

Christine Tobin Secret Life Of A Girl
Sailing to Byzantium
2012 - Trail Belle Records
A Thousand
Kisses Deep
2014 - Trail Belle Records
2016 - Trail Belle Records