Nominee at the 10th annual LA Music Awards
Christina Fasano, the original \’fUnKywHiTeGiRl,\’ who took home the 2000 R & B Artist Award from the 10th Annual LA Music Awards; was a top 10 runner up in the 2000 John Lennon R & B songwriter contest category; gained endless stellar CD reviews, numerous print and live web interviews; and who won several online Artist of the Month Awards in 2000 and 2001, morphed into Cee Cee James in 2002 and began 7 years of intense life changes that turned her upside down and inside out as a person and took her deep into the roots of where it all starts… the blues.
Her \’fUnKywHiTeGiRl\’ persona and music went on hold during this time as she worked the rock blues circuits with her band, and went through the loss of a precious man and made a life changing move from California into the Northwest. There she has continued on with her dream of giving deeply of her life through her performance, voice and song, and has just recently released a new CD full or original Roots Rock and Blues entitled \”Low Down Where The Snakes Crawl.
Certainly NOT TO BE PUT ON HOLD any longer, Christina, AKA Cee Cee James is reviving her fantastic \’fUnKywHiTeGiRl\’ \’award winning\’ CD \’Spiritually Wet\’ and its seriously funky, fun, and deeply contemplative material.
Even though \’Spiritually Wet\’ won awards, got stellar reviews, and caused quite a stir in 2000 and 2001, the songs never received the \’performance\’ appreciation they seriously deserved.
However now that life has eased up on the life changing soul and heart lessons, Cee Cee is ready to get her \’fUnKywHiTeGiRl\’ music and her Roots Rock and Blues out through live performance, licensing, radio, television and whatever other avenues present themselves.
Cee Cee is one of the most \’real and raw\’ performers out there and has been endlessly compared to Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker and Stevie Ray Vaughn in her stage performances. Her voice and expression reach down immediately into the gut, grab a hold, and don\’t let go until days after the last note is sung.
She moves inside a seductive and contemplative vibe with lyrics that seduce the soul inwards, upwards, or wherever it chooses to go.
Writing her lyrics from a place of need – for freedom and the feeling that we all want to discover and be accepted for who we are from our core individual essence.
Cee Cee is extremely hard working, easy to work with and is available for trio and full band performances as well as lyric/song writing for other artists.