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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW CHRISTEE PALACE

Hiya Christee. What made you decide to start the band?

This was something I knew I wanted to do from a super young age, and my dad was in bands throughout my entire life. It just seemed normal and a pretty obvious path for me as I grew up. I wanted an outlet to be able to perform and sing my own songs. 🙂 

Introduce us all to the members and your musical history?

I’m primarily a solo artist (with a backup band, of course!) but all my songs are written by me. But I have the most incredible guys that bring all my songs to life every time I’m on stage 🙂 

What’s your favourite song right now from another artist currently in your local 

circuit?

There are so many incredible local artists around me! It’s so difficult to choose just one (and one song for that matter) but I will highlight one artist that I absolutely love – Jessia! She has been such an inspiration to me and my music over the last year or so. I love how creative and talented she is in all aspects. My favourite song by her currently is “Let’s Just Do It”.  

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? 

No haha

What support is out there for new artists in Canada?

There are a few organizations that provide opportunities and funding for Canadian artists – the most major ones are FACTOR and Ontario Arts Council

Who is inspiring you at the minute on the Canada unsigned scene?

Many, many artists. Some of my favourites are Featurette, Madison Olds, Max Parker, Aarys, Talk, Michelle Treacy.. The list goes on and on! 

What useless party trick /talent do you have/? 

I can do the worm and all of my fingers are double jointed (I can bend them all completely backwards at the knuckle …. :D)



What was the most fun you have had on stage?

Opening for Walk Off The Earth in my hometown. That was a crazy awesome experience. Performing in general is my absolute favourite thing in the world. 

What was the worst experience on stage?

I’ve had quite a few performances where something has “gone wrong” that was completely embarrassing… I’m not sure there was one in particular that was worse than the other though. They range from falling, having a massive voice crack, forgetting lyrics, burping into the mic by accident.. None are great hahaha

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about? 

Speaking on behalf of me, you might be surprised to know that I have really bad anxiety, and have struggled with that my entire life. Another not so serious one (only because I fully recovered)  is that I was born premature – 3 pounds! 

If you had to describe your music to an alien how would you describe them? 

LOL – Well I’d say I’m the type of person that is a complete OPEN book. You get me as soon as you meet me. I love having fun, being goofy, and being surrounded by people who have awesome positive energy. I love laughing. 

If you could play any music festival, which would it be?

ANY! But the first that came into my head was Lollapalooza. 

Whats your favourite song to play live and why?

I’d say either Danger or Harden My Heart. It’s all about the vibe – I love hearing everything come to life on stage, and with those songs in particular there’s just so much energy and bass to them. It makes it so fun to perform. 

I hear you have a new music brewing, what can you tell us about it?

My new song is called Jekyll & Hyde Me 🙂 It’s one of the first songs I wrote when the world first shut down because of COVID. It stemmed from an anxiety attack, and trying to better understand myself.

Talk me through the thought process of the single?

I had an anxiety attack one day thinking about my future and the current state of the world. I remember the day before feeling like I was actually okay and happy, with an overall positive outlook on what was happening. I didn’t understand the back and forth with my emotions and it just all came out in a song. 

What was the recording process like?

Pretty standard!! I recorded a super rough demo version of the song in my home studio, then sent it off to my producer. We went through it together and just started building. He did such a great job of capturing exactly what I was hearing. 

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?

I think just the fact that I’m not perfect. The whole song is basically me explaining to everyone how unstable my emotions can be at times, and that was a very raw and vulnerable thing to share. I learned though that writing about the most personal things are what connect you to people on a deeper level. I had a lot of feedback on this one saying it was super relatable to a lot of people. 

Would you change anything now that it’s finished?

I don’t think so. I don’t think I would for any songs to be honest. The way they’re recorded are how they were intended to be / sound at the time, and that’s so cool to me. Even if I have an opinion about something I MAY do differently if I were to record it today, I don’t regret my decisions or wish it could be changed. Let’s be honest, too – you can ALWAYS change stuff…. You would never leave the studio if you didn’t make final decisions! 

What are your plans for the year ahead 

SHOWS – Shows and new music. I have started performing again finally, and there is truly nothing like it. I can’t wait to get back into the full swing of things in the new year.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

I don’t think so 🙂 Just follow me and be my friend! I think we’ll get along.