For the uninitiated, Chrislyn Hamilton found a national audience at the age of 17 when she appeared in the 2008 series of Australian Idol where she placed 5th overall, becoming the last woman standing in the series.
In 2012, Chrislyn reached new heights when she became a semi finalist on Australia's Got Talent. During her time in the competition, Hamilton won praise from judges Kyle Sandilands, Danni Minogue and Brian McFadden for her powerful stage presence, and spine tingling performances.
It was also in 2012 that Chrislyn went on to win the annual Voice of McDonalds Global Singing Competition, a competition which aims to recognise and reward the most talented singers among over 1.7 million McDonalds employees. The prize would mean the trip of a lifetime over to the US to work with record producers, the chance to attend the American Idol Finale and the opportunity to be featured in a national advertising campaign for McDonalds.
2014 was another significant year for this now 26-year old performer. It was after an appearance at Creative Generation (State School's Onstage) that she sparked the interest of Australian Music legend James Morrison, who invited the talented songstress to appear and perform at the G20 Cultural Celebrations that year, to support his band.
In addition to her personal career highlights, Chrislyn has developed a remarkable portfolio of corporate clients and continues to lend her name and perform for various companies and events around the country.
Included on her impressive CV are performances for corporate clients such as Events Australia (2016), Daniel Morecombe Foundation (2017), Sunnybank Chamber of Commerce (2017), Brisbane Pride (2017), Hear & Say (2017), Kidney Health Australia (2017) and Housing Industry Association (2017).
Hamilton has also been part of significant events including Melbourne & Brisbane’s Zombie Walks in 2016 respectively, raising money for Brain Foundation. She has headlined Karratha’s Dampier for Guy Fawkes night (2016), Wheatstone’s LNG Celebrations (2016) and she has proudly featured in events for Brisbane Pride including Queens Ball Awards & Brisbane Pride Festival Fair Day (2017). Supports for national band Boy & Bear (2016), and emerging artist Judah Kelly (2017) have also kept her busy!
At present, Chrislyn continues to perform live regularly around the country at events and plans are underway for her to record and release her first album, with support already locked in from top writers and producers.
Musically, Chrislyn's genre sits comfortably within the Pop/Soul, Blues/Roots styles of music, and she credits artists Etta James, Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera as her greatest musical influences.
Available for corporate events, weddings and private functions around SE Queensland, and Australia wide as a duo through to 6-piece.