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Christine Bougie


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Jazz

Status:

Most recent release, Whistle Up a World (2016)

See also:

Christine Bougie's site

Christine Bougie's Bandcamp page

Christine Bougie's MySpace page

Christine Bougie also plays in Finalboss

Comparisons:

Instrumental jazz isn't really our area, so it's hard to say

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Christine Bougie makes highly melodic and highly listenable soft instrumental jazz. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Hammy's Secret Life is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Hammy's Secret Life (2007)
  • This Is Awesome (with Dafydd Hughes, 2008)
  • Aloha Supreme (2011)
  • Hearts and Galaxies (2012)
  • It Will Record (with Dafydd Hughes, 2014)
  • Music from The Rainbow Kid (soundtrack, 2015)
  • Whistle Up a World (2016)

Hammy's Secret Life

Release info:

2007—self-released

Availability:

CDBaby

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans only, etc.

Group members:

Christine Bougie—guitars, lap steel, xylophone, jr. zither, banjo

Guest artists:

Dafydd Hughes—wurlitzer, medlodica, organ, synthesizer
Steve Zsirai—bass
Nick Fraser—drums
Adam Warner—percussion
Bryden Baird—trumpet, flugel horn, french horn
Dean Drouillard—melotron

Produced by:

Dean Drouillard

Comments:

Mellow but energetic and highly listenable guitar-based instrumentals with a quirky touch. This is music that rewards close listening to hear the instruments and how's she's playing with the melodies. I suspect Christine Bougie has a sense of humour. Actually, I know it, because nothing is more clear than the title with a cover drawing featuring a hamster dressed up as an Elvis impersonator wwith a woman beside him holding his hand in a bed with hearts at the heardboard and skulls with red candles on them at the footboard. Oh, and cherubic cats. The music is not quite that quirky, but it *is* that charming. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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