Christine Tobin's PELT

PELT is Christine’s settings of poems and lyrics by contemporary Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Paul Muldoon. Daring and dreamlike, passionate and playful, Tobin leads her talented 8 piece band across a kaleidoscopic panorama, sometimes as junkyard blues philosopher, or snappy beat seductress, sometimes as a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies, or reflective Americana.

Commissioned by BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) with funding from the PRS for Music Foundation, as part of the winner’s prize for the Contemporary Jazz Composition category of the 2012 British Composer Awards. (for the work Sailing To Byzantium)

This is a Jazzlines gig which Birmingham Jazz is pleased to be supporting. 


…feisty original music written by Tobin for a programme that covers the Americana waterfront. The album is a masterclass in songcraft.

BBC Music Magazine

...there’s a patience and clarity to her handling of fine poetry, but there’s a tough, bluesy assertiveness to this album too. Tobin sounds almost as scornfully sardonic as 60s Dylan... Muldoon and Tobin make a powerful team

The Guardian
Christine Tobin voice and composer, Richard Jones violin, Kate Shortt cello, Gareth Lockrane flutes, Phil Robson guitar, Steve Hamilton piano, Dave Whitford electric & double bass & Simon Lea drums.