Charmaine | in:ciite
Charmaine grew up
traveling the world with her parents in music ministry. When she was
11, she dedicated her life to Jesus and to being a music evangelist.
As a music hopeful in her teens, she was discovered by David
Smallbone, Rebecca St. James’ father and manager. He invited her to
record a project under his label and tour with St. James. After seven
years, Charmaine knew it was time to step out on her own.
While living in
Nashville, Tenn., and not touring, she concentrated on songwriting.
Eventually she was offered a chance to create her own album. The
result is Love Reality.
“This record reflects all the things I am truly convicted of: love
is the real reality; God is good, and because of that, there is
hope,” Charmaine says.
and fresh music combines orchestral pop sounds as well as electronic
beats, and showcases a voice that is unmistakably her own.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Prism Red, DC Talk, Coldplay, Kate Havenik, Beyonce, John Mayer, Simon & Garfunkel.
Whose sound is similar to yours?
Mmm … a bit of Kate Havenik and Lilly Allen.
What is in your iPod right now?
Owl City and One Republic
When did you start playing, singing and writing music?
Wow! A long time ago. Started writing at 9 years old and haven’t stopped!
What was the first Christian CD you remember listening to?
Sandi Patty! Then Prism Red.
What song do you wish you had written?
“Love Is a Verb” by dcTalk.
What are your ministry goals?
To bring people to [Christ], in hopes that they might know the “real reality” of His kingdom of peace.
What do you want people to take away from this album?
A new perspective on God-and another reason to jam in their car.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Who are some of your favorite authors?
C.S. Lewis, David Dark.
What are you reading now?
The Sacredness of Questioning Everything by David Dark.
What are you studying during your quiet time?
The book of Hebrews.
What was the last lesson God taught you?
To trust in spite of what I know I am. To trust who He is, is enough.
What is your favorite Web site?
YouTube-I like watching all the funny stuff people do.
What makes you laugh?
When people accidentally hurt themselves! (In a harmless way of course.)
Tell us about your family.
My parents are Chilean-Australian. I am an only child and so am really close to my parental unit. Spoiled (with love). Both my parents are in music ministry and continue to inspire me.
Where did you grow up?
Sydney, Australia! Don’t be jealous.
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