Christine Fullwood: Get Under to Get Over (Teaser)

Xtine Fullwood
US, United States

A refreshing attitude and a different perspective - this is what you’ll be treated to when you hear Christine Fullwood. A sassy, sultry and smart guitar-wielding vixen, born and raised in south Orange County, California, she is more than just the "average girl" guitarist - she's a bona-fide HELLRAISER! Christine layers her guitars effortlessly, creating melodic, driving, hook-laden rock tunes with pop overtones and howling leads. Her lyrics are inspired, mixing worlds of personal and fictional content. Blending technically proficient riffs with tasteful layering, exhibiting stage presence and charisma that can’t be ignored, guitarist Christine Fullwood provides many exciting elements to every performance.

A strong advocate for women in rock music, tolerance and philosophy, she's helping fuel the female rock revolution! She strives to be a voice for young female musicians everywhere. It's OK to play like a guy. "Keep playing! And don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. Just go for it, and do it better than the boys! Don’t just try to be ‘female’ good - be ten times better than ANYONE..." said Christine in the June ’06 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. She has proven that point time and time again with the reckless abandon of her live performances, throwing, spinning, and swinging her guitar around wildly. No place on stage is safe from her fierce presence. "I hope that girls would see me doing throws and think, 'I bet I can do that too, and do it better!' Life's more fun with a few challenges."
Christine has a rich musical heritage. As the daughter of Legendary Reggae bassist/producer, George "Fully" Fullwood (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh) and songwriter/poet Frances Fullwood, Christine grew up surrounded by music and often watched her father perform on tour. A fire was lit - she picked up the guitar at a young age and never put it down. Along the way, she found the time to become a classically trained cellist while also studying piano and music theory. Her siblings are also musicians in rock groups, tearing it up on stages around the world. The Fullwoods are a very unique, innovative, and talented family.

Her musical influences are eclectic, ranging from The Beatles, Janet Jackson, Lita Ford, Gwen Stefani, Tom Petty, Dolly Parton, The Cure, Motley Crue, to bands like Saves The Day, Thursday, Jimmy Eat World, NOFX, Taking Back Sunday, Squad Five-O, My Chemical Romance, Sunny Day Real Esate, Underoath, The Luna Chicks, From First To Last, No Knife, Mock Orange, Refused, At The Drive In, The Almost, Narcoleptic Youth, and Lorene Drive. "The first time I heard the band Saves The Day, there was no turning back. I was already interested in pursuing a career in music, having watched my father perform over the years, but that album, Thru Being Cool, really changed my life. I wanted to rock! I fell in love with Chris Conley’s guitar riffs and descriptive teen angst lyrics. From there on, I knew what I was going to do!"

Christine got her first big taste of success as a member of Pretty In Stereo, an all-female rock/pop band based out of Orange County, California. While a member of Pretty In Stereo, Christine played lead guitar, sang backup vocals and utilized her natural talent for songwriting as well as her wild and fierce stage presence to keep fans intrigued and excited. She also continued to inspire girls everywhere to rock by performing, recording and touring nationally. Pretty In Stereo landed a spot on the Vans Warped Tour in 2005 and 2006, and showcased at SXSW in Austin, Texas. While with the band, she was honored by being awarded the Best in Pop/Rock Band Award from the Southern California Music Awards in 2006. Along with airplay at the legendary INDIE 103.1FM, the Inland Empire's KCXX 103.9FM had especially taken a liking to the group. She went on to perform at the Orange Blossom Fest for the Riverside, California radio station, opening for the band 10 Years. With the release of the band’s first full length record, Far Behind, Christine was featured in Guitar Player Magazine and endorsed by companies such as Mesa/Boogie Amplifiers, Gibson USA Guitars, Daisy Rock Guitars, Celestion Speakers, Dunlop Picks, Coffin Case, Draven Shoes, Affliction/Sinful Clothing, Waffo Clothing and Taco Bell. She and her band mates garnered national attention, which created licensing opportunities in film and television shows such as MTV's The Hills and Laguna Beach, A&E's Roller Girls and a TV Guide documentary special on Kimberly Caldwell of American Idol.

Christine's professional interests focus on playing guitar, recording a solo record, acting, modeling and art. Her current projects include playing rhythm guitar and singing backup vocals for solo artist Julia Pierce (former front woman of Cherri Bomb) and recording her own album as well. In addition to her musical talents, Christine is also an aspiring actress and model, having recently made her acting debut in the critically acclaimed Indie feature film from Angry Jimmy Films, What We Can't Have. Christine continues to build her performance portfolio with more music, acting, writing, and art. So keep an eye out for this young breakthrough female artist. She's a performer you cannot afford to miss!