Photograph courtesy of Cristina Arrigoni

2016 Grammy's 

Congratulations to Buddy Guy,  
I am so honored to have been a part of an incredible Album "Worthy" by the insanely talented, tenacious, lady of Soul Bettye LaVette, Do yourself a favor and go out and buy this incredible album. Get out to see her shows, she is an exceptional performer, you can't take your eyes off her. I will get a new song out of this experience and hopefully I can work with Bettye again. And with all your support she will take it home next time. Congrats to all the winners and nominees....
Here is a picture of us at the iridium the night before the Grammy's. 

The Grammy's 

Hi Christine,
 
I’m reaching out on behalf of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) in order to identify the ownership share of the following GRAMMY nominated composition(s).  Please confirm your ownership share and administering publisher for the following work(s). 
 
If you do not control these work(s), I apologize for the unnecessary reach out. 
 
If you do control these work(s), congratulations and best of luck this year!  Please complete and return the attached W9 form along with your response.
 
Your quick response is truly appreciated.
 
“Step Away” by CHRISTINE SANTELL and BRIAN MITCHELL, and performed by Bettye LaVette

Silva Screen Music America 

I am beyond ecstatic to announce I have signed a world wide Sync deal with Silva Screen Music America.  Let the Games Begin.  I look for ward to working with my new family.  Ivan Goldberg, Doug Bussone and Reynold D'Silva.
City Winery NYC with the great Willie Nile April 2016

City Winery NYC with the great Willie Nile April 2016

"When Christine Santelli sings you can see the pain, the joy, the passion, and the experience of all women in the world all at one time. Its' deep. It's soulful. And its meaningful. She has the wisdom of the ages in her voice and you can see it right there on her face. She's a revelation."-Willie Nile

2016 Lincoln Center with the one and only Dr. John

2016 Lincoln Center with the one and only Dr. John

After the show at the Carlyle with Bettye LaVette and Brian Mitchell 2015.. Stellar performance of our song "Step Away"

After the show at the Carlyle with Bettye LaVette and Brian Mitchell 2015.. Stellar performance of our song "Step Away"

Christine Santelli song of the year songwriting Step Away lyric contest The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Christine Santelli the Runner Up placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Runner Up placement in the songwriting competition. ”

Songwriter of the Year

Receiving one of the many awards from JC for my work in bringing the arts and music to JC Heights.

Receiving one of the many awards from JC for my work in bringing the arts and music to JC Heights.

Rockwood 2005

Rockwood 2005

David Hildago and Matt Mousseau hanging' out

David Hildago and Matt Mousseau hanging' out

Hanging out with Peppy Castro (Blues Magoo's) at Songwriter in the East Village

Hanging out with Peppy Castro (Blues Magoo's) at Songwriter in the East Village

Bettye LaVette covering my song "OLD" live at WFUV, from the album "More Thankful More Thoughtful" 

Mexicali Blues 2017

Mexicali Blues 2017

After my show at Montreaux Jazz festival, Lake Geneva Switzerland, backstage with Miss Bonnie Raitt

After my show at Montreaux Jazz festival, Lake Geneva Switzerland, backstage with Miss Bonnie Raitt

"On her seventh album, this New Yorker successfully expands her personal vision of the blues"
                
  
Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat Magazine (nov 2009)


"That special blend of maturity, musical prowess, and magic. It doesn't come around very often, but she's got it. She's got it good."
nippertown.com

"The diversity of musical styles keep you glued from the first track to the last"
Roger Z , More Sugar

"They maybe sitting on a powder keg when the world finds out ..."
David McGee, Bluegrassspecial.com

"Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow. This is what panties smell like after an engine rebuild."
Patty, HybridMagazine.com

"A solid roots rock winner"
Rick Anderson, All music guide

"lush vocals, confident guitar licks, and vibrant storytelling, one tumbles into her world, which is richly hypnotic"
Diana Schwaeble, Hudson Current

"This performer shines like a diamond polished by years of experience"
Mr Lucky, cede.ch

"Delightfully ferocious"
Chris Spector, Midwest Records

"The back beat driven "Butterfly and Beatle-esque "Any Better Time" are first class classics in the making."
David Malachowski, Daily Freeman

"She smolders"
Albany Times

"Her deep, dark voice will take you on a joy ride and not let go. This is one talented lady!"
GoGirlsMusic.com

 

 
After a benefit concert Christine organized in Hoboken, with the late great Bill Perry and Jimmy Vivino.  Incredible day of music and drink as  you can see in this picture

After a benefit concert Christine organized in Hoboken, with the late great Bill Perry and Jimmy Vivino. Incredible day of music and drink as you can see in this picture

Previous events

Jun11

Rent Party Opening for Willie Nile

South Orange

 

Age limit: All ages

Jun9

Ear Inn Acoustic Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

Jun6

Lilly's fair festival

Lilly Coogans, 102 1st ave @6th st, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

May27

duo

Unwined, 2537 Broadway, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

May23

Last minute booking new venue

Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, 196 allen st, NYC, NY

This is a brand new club home you can make it.  Also for all you musicians come by and check out the new space, Mike Frensley is on at 7 pm

Age limit: All ages

May22

Everything Jersey City Festival

Jersey City Heights Festival, Central Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

 More info to come

Age limit: All ages

May12

Ear Inn Acoustic Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

May8

Salem Roadhouse Cafe/acoustic

Salem Roadhouse Cafe

 

Age limit: All ages

May7

Dewey Beach Chickfest

Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson st, Dewey Beach, Delaware

 

Age limit: All ages

May5

Lily Coogan's show

Lily Coogans, 102 1st ave @6th st, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

May2

Hosting Singer Songwriter Open forum

Iron Monkey, 99 Greene st, Jersey City, NJ

 

Age limit: All ages

Apr23

Opening for Beth Hart

Blockley Pourhouse, 38th and Ludlow, Philadelphia, PA

 

Age limit: All ages

Apr22

Christine Santelli solo

Cafe Vivaldi, 32 Jones St, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

Apr17

Hill Country

Hill Country, 30 W 26th st, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

Apr14

Ear Inn Acoustic Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, Jersey City, NJ

 

Age limit: 21+ or w/adult

Apr14

Acoustic Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY


Age limit: All ages

Apr4

Hosting Singer Songwriter Open forum

Iron Monkey, 99 Greene st, Jersey City, NJ

 

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Mar27

Barrington Coffee House/solo acoustic

Barrington Coffee House, 131 Clements Bridge Rd, Barrington, NJ

 

Age limit: All ages

Mar21

Hosting Singer Songwriter Open forum

Iron Monkey, 99 Greene st, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

Age limit: All ages

Mar10

Ear Inn Acoustic Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY

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