Christine Anu

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Christine Anu
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Christine Anu in 2007
Background information
Born (1970-03-15) 15 March 1970 (age 49)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Origin Torres Strait Islands
Genres Pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active1993–present
Labels Independent
Website christineanu.com.au

Christine Anu (born 15 March 1970) is an Australian pop singer and actress. She gained popularity with the cover song release of the Warumpi Band’s famous song "My Island Home". Anu has been nominated for 17 ARIA Awards. [1]

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many diverse styles. "Pop" and "rock" were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other.

My Island Home 1987 song performed by Warumpi Band

"My Island Home" is a pop song written by Neil Murray and originally performed by the Warumpi Band. The song references lead singer's home up at Elcho Island off the coast of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. It was recorded in 1986 and released as a single from their second album, Go Bush, in 1987. "My Island Home" won 'Song of the Year' at the 1995 Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards for Anu's reworked version of the song. It was also listed in the APRA Top 30 Australian songs of all time in 2001.

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Biography

Early life

Anu was born on 15 March 1970 in Cairns, Queensland, [2] to a Torres Strait Islander mother from Saibai. [3] [4]

Cairns City in Queensland, Australia

Cairns is a city in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It is on the east coast of Far North Queensland. The city is the 5th-most-populous in Queensland and ranks 14th overall in Australia.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

Saibai Island locality in Queensland, Australia

Saibai Island is an island of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago, located in the Torres Strait of Queensland, Australia. The island is situated north of the Australian mainland and south of the island of New Guinea.

Music career

Anu performs at the 2000 Summer Paralympics Opening Ceremony 201000 - Opening Ceremony Christine Anu performs - 3b - 2000 Sydney opening ceremony photo.jpg
Anu performs at the 2000 Summer Paralympics Opening Ceremony

Anu began performing as a dancer and later went on to sing back-up vocals for The Rainmakers, which included Neil Murray of the Warumpi Band. Her first recording was in 1993 with "Last Train", a dance remake of a Paul Kelly song. The follow-up, "Monkey and the Turtle", was based on a traditional story. After "My Island Home", she released her first album, Stylin' Up which went platinum. [2]

Neil James Murray is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter-guitarist and writer. He was a founding member of the Warumpi Band which was the first major rock group with mostly Indigenous members and was an influential Aboriginal rock band. Murray was recognised as one of Australia's foremost songwriters at the APRA Awards of 1995 by winning Song of the Year for "My Island Home" – as covered by former band mate, Christine Anu. The track was also listed in APRA Top 30 Australian songs of all time in 2001.

Warumpi Band were an Australian country and Aboriginal rock group which formed in the outback settlement of Papunya, Northern Territory in 1980. The original line-up was George Burarrwanga on vocals and didgeridoo, Gordon Butcher on drums, his brother Sammy Butcher on guitar and bass guitar, and Neil Murray on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Their key singles are "Jailanguru Pakarnu" (1983), "Blackfella/Whitefella" (1985), "Sit Down Money" (1986), "My Island Home" (1987) and "No Fear" (1987). The group released three albums, Big Name, No Blankets (1985), Go Bush! (1987) and Too Much Humbug (1996). From late 1987 to mid-1995 the group rarely performed as Murray focused on his solo career. In early 1995, Christine Anu, issued a cover version of "My Island Home". Warumpi Band regrouped before disbanding in 2000. Burarrwanga died on 10 June 2007 of lung cancer.

Last Train (song) 1993 single by Christine Anu

"Last Train to Heaven" is a song written by Paul Kelly for the album, Gossip, which was performed by his group, Paul Kelly & the Coloured Girls. It was re-written as "Last Train", a dance-orientated remake, and is the first single released by Christine Anu. Anu and Kelly performed "Last Train" as a duet, which was issued on 20 September 1993 and peaked at No. 93 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart in the following month. It was listed at No. 61 on national radio, Triple J's Hottest 100 for 1993.

In 1995, Neil Murray won an Australasian Performing Right Association songwriting award for writing "My Island Home". Christine Anu won an ARIA Award for best female recording artist as well as a Deadly Sounds National Aboriginal & Islander Music Awards Award in 1996 for best female artist.

The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) is a not-for-profit copyright collective representing Australian and New Zealander composers, lyricists, and music publishers. The association's head offices are located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, with branch offices in Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth. APRA is a member of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC).

The Deadly Awards, commonly known simply as The Deadlys, was an annual celebration of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement in music, sport, entertainment and community. The first Deadlys were held in 1995, at the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-op in the Redfern suburb of Sydney. They stemmed from Boomalli's 1993 Deadly Sounds music and culture radio show, and were driven by the late Gavin Jones' vision (1966–2014). Over the next few years, their venue shifted through The Metro Theatre, the Hard Rock Café, Home in Darling Harbour, Fox Studios and others. Then 2001 began The Deadlys residency at the Sydney Opera House, from where the annual gala was broadcast by National Indigenous Television.

Baz Luhrmann asked her to sing on the song "Now Until the Break of Day" on his Something for Everybody album. It was released as a single and the video then won another ARIA award and led to her being cast in Moulin Rouge! . [2]

Baz Luhrmann Australian film director, screenwriter and producer

Baz Luhrmann is an Australian writer, director, and producer with projects spanning film, television, opera, theatre, music, and recording industries. He is regarded by many as a contemporary example of an auteur for his distinctly recognizable style and deep involvement in the writing, directing, design, and musical components of all his work. He is the most commercially successful Australian director, with four of his films in the top ten highest worldwide grossing Australian films of all time.

Now Until the Break of Day 1997 song performed by Baz Luhrmann

"Now Until the Break of Day" is song credited to "Bazmark presents Christine Anu and David Hobson with Royce Doherty". It is included on Luhrmann's debut studio album, Something for Everybody (1998). The track peaked at number 50 in Australia. The song is an arrangement from the act 3 finale of Benjamin Britten's 1960 opera A Midsummer Night's Dream.

<i>Something for Everybody</i> (Baz Luhrmann album) 1998 studio album by Baz Luhrmann

Something for Everybody is an album released by Baz Luhrmann in 1998. It contains new ambient versions of music from his films and plays, including hits from William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Strictly Ballroom and La bohème. The most popular single from the album is the spoken word song "Everybody's Free ".

In January 1998, Anu teamed up with Archie Roach, Paul Kelly, Judith Durham, Renee Geyer, Kutcha Edwards and Tiddas and formed 'Singers for the Red Black and Gold'. Together, they released a cover of "Yil Lull"

Archie Roach Australian musician

Archibald William Roach, AM is an Australian musician. He is a singer, songwriter and guitarist, as well as a campaigner for the rights of Indigenous Australians.

Paul Kelly (Australian musician) Australian rock music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player

Paul Maurice Kelly is an Australian rock music singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has performed solo, and has led numerous groups, including the Dots, the Coloured Girls, and the Messengers. He has worked with other artists and groups, including associated projects Professor Ratbaggy and Stardust Five. Kelly's music style has ranged from bluegrass to studio-oriented dub reggae, but his core output straddles folk, rock, and country. His lyrics capture the vastness of the culture and landscape of Australia by chronicling life about him for over 30 years. David Fricke from Rolling Stone calls Kelly "one of the finest songwriters I have ever heard, Australian or otherwise." Kelly has said, "Song writing is mysterious to me. I still feel like a total beginner. I don't feel like I have got it nailed yet".

Judith Durham singer and musician

Judith Durham is an Australian singer, songwriter and musician who became the lead singer of the Australian popular folk music group The Seekers in 1963.

In, 2000, Anu released Come My Way which peaked at number 18 on the ARIA albums chart and went gold. [2] In 2000 she sang the song "My Island Home" at the Sydney 2000 Olympics Closing Ceremony. [5]

In November 2003, Anu released her third studio album, 45 Degrees .

In 2007, Anu toured a children's show and released an associate album titled Chrissy's Island Family . The album gained an ARIA Award nomination.

On 26 September 2010, she released a new digital only single, "Come Home".

On 7 November 2014, Anu released a Christmas album, titled Island Christmas . [6]

In March 2018, Anu released a duet version of "Without You" from the musical Rent with Greg Gould. The lyric video featured photography from around the world, each photo with a splash of red for HIV/AIDS support and awareness. [7]

Acting and TV career

Anu has also had an acting plus TV career. She appeared in Dating the Enemy , a 1996 Australian film starring Guy Pearce and Claudia Karvan. She then appeared in an Australian production of the stage musical Little Shop of Horrors in the same year.

Anu's stage career developed with a starring role in the original Australian production of Rent in 1998 and 1999. Anu was offered a role in a Broadway production of this musical but had to decline due to commitments in recording her second album. Her links with Baz Luhrmann led to him offering her a part in Moulin Rouge! . In 2003, she appeared as Kali in The Matrix Reloaded and played the character on the video game Enter the Matrix .

In 2004, she became a judge on Popstars Live , a television quest broadcast on the Seven Network at 6.30 pm on Sunday night in Australia along the lines of Australian Idol . The program failed to achieve a similar level of success, leading network executives to pressure the judges to offer harsher criticism of the contestants. Christine Anu refused to offer harsher criticism, leading to her resignation as a judge in April 2004. In a statement issued on her departure, she said: "I chose to play a positive role model and wanted to encourage these young people in their endeavours, rather than criticise them. Although leaving Popstars Live was a difficult decision for me to make, I do feel somewhat relieved that I can now focus on my music." [8]

In 2009 Anu participated in Who Do You Think You Are . [9] She appeared again on television in 2012, in the Australian sci-fi television series Outland , about a gay sci-fi fan club. Anu plays wheelchair using Rae, the sole female member of the group.

Radio

In 2016, Anu was appointed as host of Evenings 702 ABC Sydney, 1233 ABC Newcastle, 666 ABC Canberra, and ABC Local Radio stations across New South Wales. [10] She took over from Dominic Knight who had hosted the program since 2012. In the first half of 2016 the program suffered a dip in the ratings after she began hosting. [11] [12] [13]

In December 2016, it was announced that Christine will no longer host Evenings on 702 ABC Sydney, but will instead present a national Evenings program on Fridays and Saturdays she did in 2017. In January 2017, Chris Bath replaced Anu hosting Evenings from Monday to Thursday. Christine has a number of regular guests she speaks to about a range of topics.

Personal life

Anu married her childhood sweetheart, Simon Deutrom, in 2010. [14] [15] Anu is a mother of two: son Kuiam (born 1996) and daughter Zipporah (born 2002) [2] [14] [16] Zipporah's father is actor Rodger Corser. [17]

In June 2016 Anu announced that she and Simon Deutrom were separating after six years of marriage. [18]

Discography

Studio albums

Live albums

Filmography

Films and television

List of films and television shows featuring Christine Anu
YearTitleRoleNotes
1996 Dating the Enemy Minor role, first feature film [19]
1998 Wildside TV guest appearance [2] [20]
2001 Moulin Rouge! Dancer [2]
2003 The Matrix Reloaded KaliAlso lent voice to video game Enter the Matrix [21]
2000 It's a Wiggly Wiggly World Herself The Wiggles video and album [22]
2004 Popstars Live Judge [23]
2004 Play School
2005 The Alice ValerieEpisodes 1.11 and 1.13
2007 East West 101 Fiona BakerEpisode "Death at the Station"
2007 Toasted TV
2009 Who Do You Think You Are? HerselfEpisode "Christine Anu" aired 18 October 2009 [24]
2012 Outland RaeLead role [25]
2012 Excess Baggage HerselfCelebrity contestant [26]
2013 Dance Academy SummerEpisode "Travelling Light"
2015 Ready for This Vee

Theatre and stage performances

List of theatre shows featuring Christine Anu [27]
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994 Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom Stage musical
1996-97 Little Shop of Horrors Crystal David Atkins musical [20]
1998–99 Rent MimiStage musical [28]
2002-03Kissing Frogs
2010 The Sapphires
2011Rainbow's EndGladys BanksStage play. 2009 Parramatta production and 2011 national tour.
2013 South Pacific Bloody MaryStage musical [29] [30]
2014Parramatta GirlsStage play
2016 Hairspray Motormouth MaybelleArena production

Awards and nominations

ARIA Awards

YearAward [1] WorkResult
1994 Best Video"Last Train"Nominated
Breakthrough Artist – SingleNominated
1995 Best Indigenous Release Stylin' Up Won
Breakthrough Artist – AlbumNominated
Best Female Artist Nominated
Album of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year "Island Home"Nominated
1996 Best Indigenous Release"Come On"Won
Best Pop Release Nominated
Best Female ArtistWon
1998 Best Video"Now Until the Break of Day"Won
2000 Engineer of the Year "Sunshine on a Rainy Day"Won
Best Female ArtistNominated
2001 Best Pop Release Come My Way Nominated
Best Female ArtistNominated
2007 Best Children's Album Chrissy's Island Family Nominated
2015 Best World Music Album Island Christmas Nominated

Green Room Awards

YearAwardWorkResult
1999 Female Artist in a Leading Role (Music Theatre) Rent Won

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