For adult contemporary music artist Christine Elise, a life in music was clearly in the cards. The granddaughter of Italian opera singer Luigi Vena (performed at the wedding and funeral of President John F. Kennedy), Christine was influenced early on by the likes of Anne Murray, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. Since then, she has delved into a myriad of genres and has developed her unique intimate vocal style with a sound that encompasses both innocence and sultriness. Christine has performed throughout the Boston area, including the city’s popular Custom House, and has also taken the stage alongside Robby Fontana at the “Blood: Water Mission” fundraiser at the Montage in Beverly Hills.
Christine’s debut album, Take My Breath Away, was released on December 8th. It features an easy listening mixture of her original music and cover songs, including the album’s title track, as well as popular classics: “What a Wonderful World”, and “Ain’t No Sunshine”. The album was produced by Doug Hammer at Dreamworld Productions in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is currently available for digital download via platforms such as iTunes and Amazon and will also be available on several prominent streaming services. Physical copies of the CD are available through links on this website.
Away from music, Christine enjoys a healthy and holistic lifestyle and can often be found practicing yoga, experimenting with new recipes, and visiting local farmers markets. She spends much of her time with her family, including her 15-year-old son. Christine is an avid fan of live music, especially jazz and blues, as well as both mainstream and independent films.