CHRISLYN HAMILTON is one of Australia’s premier entertainers with a powerhouse voice and soulful personality.
In 2008, she 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, new heights were reached when Chrislyn became a semi finalist on Australia’s Got Talent. This time with a band behind her and performing original music, Hamilton won praise from judges Kyle Sandilands, Danni Minogue and Brian McFadden for her powerful stage presence, and spine tingling performances.
2014 was another significant year for this now 27-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 2018, Chrislyn made the top 48 on Channel 9’s The Voice Australia, turning 3 chairs in her blind audition with her rendition of Aretha’s “Natural Women”, and went on to join Boy George’s team. Hamilton also delivered a knockout performance of Cher’s “If I could Turn Back Time”, bowing out of the competition on a high, and with praise from the coaches.
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.
More recent clients include Events Australia (2016), Daniel Morecombe Foundation (2017), Sunnybank Chamber of Commerce (2017), Brisbane Pride (2017), Hear & Say (2017), Kidney Health Australia (2017) Housing Industry Association (2017), Department of Premier and Cabinet (2018), and Crown Perth (2018)
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 Queen’s Ball, Fair Day and Queer Formal (2017), and Brisbane Festival (2017). Supports for national band Boy & Bear (2016) and emerging singer/songwriter Judah Kelly (2017) have also kept her busy. In 2018, Hamilton headlined events such as Bridge to Brisbane, Red Fest, and returned for Brisbane Pride Fair Day for a second year running.
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. In October/November 2018, Hamilton debuted an Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert at the coveted Doo Bop Jazz Bar in Brisbane, to rave reviews and 3 sold out performances. Plans are underway for a 2019 tour and album recording.
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.