Cristina Taddonio’s sound is as unique and eclectic as her story. Born in Kathmandu, Nepal and raised in Milano, Italy, Cristina spent her childhood following the nomadic travels of her mother from India to Israel and onward. Gathering the stories and sounds of her travels, Cristina began to write music about the people, struggles, and beauty that she experienced. Her music today is heavily influenced by her upbringing, and one can hear bits of everything from Billie Holiday to The Police in her unique pop, rock, and jazz fusion. Creating a style for the heart-hungry, Taddonio’s maturity and mastery of so many genres is indicative of her message and her goals. Anyone and everyone can find a piece of themselves in her emotionally intelligent lyrics and hooks that just, well, hook you.
While obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music and Composition from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, Cristina recorded her eight song EP REAL in which she wrote and co-arranged every piece. Innovatively bold, Cristina’s songs fearlessly address love, God, sex, and anything else that comes to her mind with an unparalleled virtuosity of language and emotion. The result teeters somewhere between sincere and provocative. In an industry of growing instant gratification and fluff pop, Taddonio brings a fresh sound and hopeful lyrics to listeners from every generation. Cristina’s extraordinary honesty and powerhouse vocals inspire a new trend in heartfelt and quality music, and give us all something to listen for.