Christy Gibson

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Christy Gibson
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Born (1978-05-28)May 28, 1978
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website www.christygibsononline.com

Christy Gibson (คริสตี้ กิ๊บสัน) is a professional Anglo Dutch singer and performer of mor lam and luk thung, which are traditional styles of music in Thailand.

Background[edit]

Christy Gibson moved to Thailand as a child with her family when she was six years of age. They lived in Korat, and then Bangkok.[1]

Christy Gibson had an interest in singing and music from an early age. Growing up in up-country Thailand she began to pick up Thai songs. As a teenager, she and her family moved to Bangkok and later enrolled in a performing arts course.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Gibson was discovered in 2000, while performing a well-known Thai song. She was subsequently invited to perform on a variety of popular TV shows, including the country's premier nationally televised lukthung concert, "Wetee Thai".

Gibson released her first album, Christy Der Ka Der, in 2001, and her second, Jam Gan Boh Dai Gah?, in 2002. Gibson was signed by Sony Music Thailand in 2003, released her third album titled Gulahp Wiang Ping. During her time with Sony Music Thailand, Gibson also recorded an album jointly with Swedish luk tung singer Jonas Anderson, called Rum-tone, Rum-thai. This was followed up by two more duet albums, released independently.

In 2012 and 2011, Gibson had two consecutive hit songs. In 2010, her song "Jep Tee Mai Dai Cheun" charted all over Thailand. This was her most popular song up until that time, and remained in the top of the charts for that genre for two years straight.

Her album of 2011, Yah Yohm Pae, was an anthem of hope for many during the massive floods in Thailand of that year. For this song she received the Siam Dara Star Award for the Greatest Lukthoong Song of 2011. She has also received a number of other prestigious awards throughout her career.[3]

In 2012, Gibson released 2 more singles; Tah Lohk Mai Leua Poochai Suk Kon and Neua Koo Kohng Chun Gert Reuyung Noh.[4] She travels and performs in concert all throughout the country commercially and for social causes, and has performed internationally for a variety of cultural events throughout the world, including, but not limited to; Thailand, Laos, Taiwan, Singapore, India, Jordan, England, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, and the USA.

Discography[edit]

Solo albums
  • Christy Der ka Der (released in 2001 under Wetee Thai)/ [5]
  • Jum Gun Boh Dai Gah (released in 2001 under Wetee Thai)[6]
  • Gulap Wiang Ping (released in 2004 under Sony Music, Thailand)[7]
  • Yah Yohm Pae (EP, released in 2011 independently)[8]
Singles
  • Tah Lohk Mai Leua Poochai Suk Kon (released in 2012 independently)[citation needed]
  • Neua Koo Kohng Chun Gert Reuyung Noh (released in 2012 independently)[citation needed]
  • Gamaloh (OST for Tahn Chai Gammalor, Channel 3 TV Series – released in 2016 under Channel 3)[citation needed]
Duet albums (with Jonas Anderson)
  • Ram Tone Ram Thai (released in 2005 under Sony Music, Thailand)[citation needed]
  • Noom Tam Lao Sao Tam Thai (released in 2007 under Mangpong)[citation needed]
  • Jonas and Christy (released in 2009 independently)[citation needed]
Guest appearances
  • Song: Glai Roong

Album: H.M. Blues[9]

By: His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej – King of Thailand

  • Song: Sai Tan Nam Pratai

Album: Mae Haeng Chat (special album produced in honor of HM Queen Sirikit's 72nd birthday)

By Artist: Various Artists

Remarks: Sung in duet with Jonas Anderson

Awards[edit]

  • Outstanding Thai Language Award: Recognition of exceptional use of the Thai Language (Awarded by the Thai Ministry of Culture) 2010[10]
  • Siam Dara Star Award: Greatest Lukthoong Song 2012 (Yah Yohm Pae)
  • Award for Social Causes and Thai Culture Promotion (Awarded by the Department of Cultural Promotion, Thai Ministry of Culture) 2012[11]
  • Outstanding Service in the Field of Drug Awareness and Prevention Promotion(Awarded by ONCB, the Thai Ministry of Justice) 2007
  • Award for service to the National Handicapped Association of Thailand(Awarded by Thai Social Services, Thai Social Welfare Ministry) 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joshi, Vijay (30 May 2001). "She's a Westerner Who Sings Music of the East". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Jorgensen, Greg. "Christy Gibson: Thailand's blond-haired, blue-eyed luk thung crooner". CNN Travel. CNN. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  3. ^ ""คริสตี้" ปลื้ม..!!รับรางวัลศิลปินส่งเสริมสังคมฯ สุขใจได้ " ทำดี " ตอบแทนบุญคุณแผ่นดินไทย". Thai Rath Newspaper. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  4. ^ ""คริสตี้" ส่งอัลบั้ม "ถ้าโลก...ไม่เหลือผู้ชายสักคน" เอาใจแฟนเพลง". Voice TV. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Christy Der Ka Der". Christy Gibson Online. 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  6. ^ "Jam Gun Boh Dai Gah". Christy Gibson Online. 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  7. ^ "Gulahp Weeang Ping". Christy Gibson Online. 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  8. ^ "Yah Yohm Pae". Christy Gibson Online. 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  9. ^ "About Me". Christy Gibson Online. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Thai. "Recipients of Outstanding Thai Language Award 2010". Thai Ministry of Culture. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Dara, Siam (24 March 2012). "'คริสตี้ กิ๊บสันสุดปลื้มรับศิลปินส่งเสริมสังคมดีเด่น ทำให้มีกำลังใจพร้อมทำเพลงใหม่มาให้ฟังเร็วนี้". Siam Dara. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 

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