Christine Weir is a singer, singing teacher, songwriter, and most recently author. Born in Scotland, Christine grew up in South Africa where she still lives.
She has worked as an actress and singer in South Africa for almost 3 decades, her most notable work being a multi award winning comedy a-Capella group called ‘Not the Midnight Mass’, which she formed with her brother Graham back in 1988.
Christine has a special interest in Scottish traditional music and for the past few years she has performed under the banner ‘Christine Weir and the Kilts’. One of her own songs The Clan MacDonald’ , is featured below.
She is keenly focused on producing an outstanding vocal sound and in 2016 she published her first book, called “Shut your Trap and Sing!” an easy reading and humorous instruction book on singing techniques.
Christine’s first book, ‘Shut your Trap and Sing!’ was published through Staging Post, which is a self-publishing division of Jacana Media, South Africa. It was launched on 6th December 2016, at The Book Lounge, in Cape Town is currently in its first edition.
It was taken on up by Xavier Nagel Agencies, and has been distributed to most major national bookshops in South Africa, including Exclusive Books, Wordsworth Books, and Bargain Books.
Christine is now looking to expand to the UK.
Website address: www. christineweir.co.za
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact telephone UK: 07548354498 / South Africa: +27 78 642 3124
‘Shut your Trap and Sing!’ Staging Post a self-publishing division of Jacana Media, South Africa., December 2016
Synopsis of “Shut Your Trap and Sing!”
If you want to get the best out of your voice, whether you are preparing to audition for a TV talent show, you participate in amateur or professional theatre or you just want to sound better in the shower, then look no further than this book.
‘Shut your Trap and Sing!’ is vocal science made easy. It is written simply, humorously, and in layman’s terms. It will help you to understand how your voice works and will guide you through how to create a great instrument within your own body.
Through explanations, illustrations and case histories, Christine shares the techniques that she has developed through her own learning, reading, performing and teaching, in a career that has spanned almost three decades.
This book is a must for anyone who wants to improve their vocal technique.
Pitch to Publishers & Festival Organisers
Christine is a seasoned onstage performer. In addition to this she has worked as a private singing teacher and has held numerous singing workshops in South Africa using her book as the source upon which her workshops are based. As an attraction in a festival setting, she could offer these voice workshops. There are many people from all walks of life who are interested in using their voices – from professional business men to budding singers. The book would be sold in conjunction with the workshops.