She draws her inspiration from the Celtic mysteries of the Isle of Man, in the middle
of the Irish Sea. He has both the coast of Australia and a European heritage in his
Between them, Christine Collister and Michael Fix create a rare musical synergy, that
transcends cultures and musical traditions to enrapture audiences wherever they
Riding high on being the hit of the Port Fairy Folk Festival in 2017, where they sold
out their entire CD inventory, Collister & Fix are returning plans to record a new
album, and are on the trail to grace Australian stages in 2018.
Christine Collister paid her dues on the British folk circuit before becoming part of
the Richard Thompson band, with which she toured for three years. She has since
graced numerous Thompson recordings and is still his “go to” vocalist for select
Over the years, she has shared the stage with Martin Simpson, Bonnie Raitt, The
Bangles, Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III.
She then performed as part of the Gregson and Collister duo, with five critically
acclaimed albums, and currently has a thriving solo career, releasing 12 of her own
albums, Christine now divides her time between the Isle of Man, Los Angeles and
Australia. You can hear the intricate map of her life in every note she sings.
Michael Fix is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. Born
in Wollongong, he was mentored during his early career by the legendary Tommy
He has won three Golden Guitars and numerous other awards in Australia, and tours
widely throughout the world, particularly in Europe, but also in China, Japan,
Thailand, South Africa and New Zealand.
Michael is also an internationally recognised composer, whose music is widely heard
in TV shows and documentaries all over the world.
He was named as one of top 20 ‘Best Australian Guitarists of all time’ by readers of
Australian Guitar Magazine.
Christine and Michael’s paths first crossed in 2014, when they tutored at the
Winterbreak Music Retreat on Queensland’s Tamborine Mountain.
Combining her voice with his guitar playing was a no brainer in terms of talent and
temperament, and the Collister & Fix duo was born.
Collister & Fix’s combined talents, passion for music and overall love of life are a
delight for any audience to witness. Their performances strike a wonderful balance
between their unique arrangements of timeless melodies of popular tunes and their
own unforgettable compositions.
Well-loved repertoire from contemporaries such as Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon,
the Beatles and Bonny Raitt are represented alongside classic ballads of Ewan
MacColl and Declan O’Rourke.
Collister & Fix toured Australia in 2016/17 and 2018, performing at festivals and
concert venues, receiving a rapturous reception wherever they appeared. The duo
made its UK debut with a series of performances in October 2017 and again in
November 2018 with a further 3 week tour confirmed for 2019.
With Christine’s sultry, sensuous voice and unsurpassed brilliance in range, combined
with Michael’s exquisite guitar playing, the listener is forever transported to places in
the soul where only music can take you.
Their Australian performances were such a powerful experience for both artists and
audiences that Collister & Fix will return with a new album and another tour of
Australia in 2020.