Christina Carchidi is a music creator; she works within the realms of Rhythm and Blues, Classic and Nu Soul, Funk, Dance and Pop genres. Though her songs span a blend of styles that defy labeling since they sound familiar as well as innovative. Her innate vocal ability compares to the singers of Motown. The vivid realities expressed by her lyrics and vocal performances are authentic. Influenced by the likes of: Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, and Stevie Wonder, her music has a true understanding of life's adversity, sexuality, and its resultant relationships.
A strong woman who is inspired by life, love and art, Christina has determinedly finished her solo album, “Soul Victory”, her way. Miss Carchidi has been a performance artist since her early childhood. Her career as a lyrical composer began at the age of five when she wrote her first song. Christina’s artistic studies led her to major in Dance at Rutgers University where she continued to sing and study music. She performed dance professionally until 2008 which brought her onstage alongside such artists as: L.L. Cool J., Montell Jordan, and Big Pun.
Since she performed as a teenager singing and dancing in local clubs around Philadelphia, her solo work eventually brought her into joining an all female pop group named Bella Donna. The beautiful ladies got the attention of Whitney Houston’s management company, Nippy 6, but decided to pursue other options. Bella Donna was courted by Universal, and Virgin Records but initially signed with the edgier Strictly Rhythm label. Through this campaign Christina wrote songs with Narada Michael Walden, famed producer of Whitney, Mariah, and Stevie. She also recorded with Macy Gray in 2002 and landed her song, "Get Loose" in a Regent Films production named, "Poster Boy".
In her recently completed album, “Soul Victory”, Miss Carchidi unleashes her life experiences as shared through her songs. The lead song, sharing the album’s name, relays the journey of overcoming defeat over heartbreak and life’s letdowns.
Excerpt from Soul Victory
Rainbows in black and white with a pot of gold,
But the gold no longer shines and music has no soul.
I can’t save the world, it’s been hard enough to save myself, well, I fell ,but got back up and now I’m
Hey Hey I’m still standing,
I’m still going my way,
I’m still fighting just waiting for my day
so don’t mind me I’m just going through my I’m just going through my growing pains.
Christina Carchidi is continually creating new songs and works to further sharpen her natural artistic abilities by studying instruments, musical composition, and collaborating with local upcoming talents. Her aims of bringing real music to the people keep her performances and productions honest. In a world where music is overproduced and overhyped, she strives to deliver tunes that she composes and lyrics that she writes. These take the listener on a meaningful musical escapade. Christina’s tracks will inspire you as well as give you hope for the future of music and help fuel your life.
It's Too Late
Hurt No More