Canadian folk singer Christa Couture is coming to Balham
Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter Christa Couture is touring England this month in support of her latest album, "The Living Record."
The artist, referred to as being "criminally underrated" has a bright and cheerful sound and can be compared to Regina Spektor and Jane Siberry.
However, despite this sound, she has in fact had a difficult past. Being an adolescent cancer survivor and having lost her two infant sons, Couture has encountered her fair share of trials and tribulations.
Couture was surrounded by music in her childhood home in Edmonton. With a mother who sang in a folk trio, and a father who performed First Nations ceremonial music, it was almost inevitable she would have a passion for music.
From a young age she sang in choirs and performed in musical theatre, but she then moved to Vancouver in order to study and pursue film as a career.
After working in film and television for ten years, she returned to music with her debut album, "Fell out of Oz" in 2005.
Her next album "The Wedding Singer and the Undertaker" won a 2008 Canadian Aboriginal music award for best folk acoustic album and Couture was nominated for best female artist.
Christina Couture; The Bedford, Bedford Hill, Balham; October 30; 8pm; Free; Visit thebedford.co.uk.
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