Pray // Nasia Christie
Nasia Christie is a Singer Songwriter.
After writing a swag of songs, she decided to release a cover of Lynsey de Pauls 70s hit, Sugar Me as her first single in 2007. Produced by Brian Canham from Pseudo Echo, the song was well received in Asia and Northern Europe gaining a number of fans within these regions.
Inspired by four real life stories of teenagers and written in memory of a 16 year old man who was a casualty of a hit and run accident in Liverpool, NSW, she recorded her second single in 2008 – “Pray”. The song was to raise awareness of child abuse and youth negligence. This song was later donated to the charity “One Voice for Aussie Youth” to use in their cause to help homeless Aussie Youth.
This year she returned to the studio to record her debut album. Bringing together some of Australia’s finest musicians such as multi-instramentalist David Longo, legendary bassist Leon Gaer and drumming extraordinaire Gordon Rytmeister.
Christie’s debut album pays homage to the love of storytelling from Bob Dylan to Slim Dusty. Some tunes evoke the British rock sounds of the 60s to the early 70s while others capture the rawness of 19th-century Saloon and protest music; a whimsical landscape of fantasy and paradox, surrealism and dystopia, with the occasional bittersweet love song and sardonic ballad, evoking vivid imagery. Christie draws from the past in order to create a timeless sound that is completely contemporary.