Get to know Phoenix Christa
How's it goin out there? If not so well, time to put on some rock n' roll and just let it go for a while, eh?! Times are tough, people come and go, and change is inevitable in any circumstance and situation but music - Rock n' Roll - will never die!
My name is Phoenix I am hard working female artist from good ol' Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I grew up in a small village named Viscount, with a population of about 300. My parents were farmers and we lived on a farm outside the village in a house that was built in 1909. Originally my mother had me in Saskatoon but moved us out there when I was 3 when she married my adopted dad. Life on the farm was simple and I spent most of my youth playing with animals and adventuring all the cool and neat old buildings that remained on the property for almost 100 years! I could go on and on about life there and awesome adventures, but for now I'll stick to the roots of the rock n' roll.
My dad had an awesome 8-track player out at the farm, and all of the 8-tracks that went with it were mostly metal... I can't exactly recall all of the band names, it was the early '80s and I was only three years old, but I recall listening to Judas Priest and Testament, Guns n Roses and Black Sabbath the most! My dad told me later in life that all I would do is sit and listen to those metal 8tracks, and I do remember that.
We didn't have a whole lot of money, and my parents eventually had 4 more kids, so it wasn't easy keeping up with all of the needs of everyone, also when your closest community is a village, it's pretty difficult to find outlets for someone with musical drive and interest.
My mom enrolled me into Piano lessons as soon as I started school, and I played piano studying through the Royal Conservatory of music up until I was in grade 7. Somewhere in my teen years, I decided piano was lame and would doing nothing but listen to metal and rock - as much of it as I could possibly find. Favourite artists included Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Nirvana, Guns n Roses, Aerosmith. Rock and roll started taking over everything I did... every choice I made, every dream I had; it was all I could live, breathe, and think about.
I hunted people down who were living the rock life, I sought out bands and got involved with a local band in a surrounding town. I decided in my youth that the only thing I cared about was rock and roll.
At the age of sixteen, I hit the road and left my parents farm, and the adventure has been nothing but crazy. That was over a decade ago, now here I am...
I am still in Saskatchewan, though I wandered out of province and lived out in Ontario for a couple years. I returned to Saskatoon in 2009 after being in Kingston, Ontario for about two years, beginning in 2007. Started up a rock band, took on some extra projects when I got here- I designed and created my solo musical act "Babylon", which is not so much rock n' roll but a fantasy type genre- and stumbled into Mark Rosner, previous CEO of HMP Recording and Development, located in Vancouver, BC.
Mark signed me to a one year development deal with HMP, as I had A LOT of work and fine tuning to do.
I had no produced songs, no videos, and I'm not so good with social networking, so hardly had an online presence, but they picked me up anyway. For that I am so thankful, it's amazing.
A year later, Mark signed me on to Rosner Management. I have two singles: "If You Dare" and "Remember". Now the ball is rolling, and soon I will be doing a music video for "If You Dare".
I am working on my website, which will be up shortly, and am doing a major live Saskatchewan event soon. This is just the tip of the iceberg; there is much more behind me and much more ahead...
My name is Phoenix and I am here to make music! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read this- you'll be hearing more from me soon...
~All in the name of Rock n' Roll~
Click here to play "Remember" by Phoenix Christa on SoundCloud