Eden is a nineteen year-old songwriter from Auckland, New Zealand. She first began her songwriting career at age fifteen, from being sponsored by Laurie Williams Guitars, then gained success throughout high school in receiving the Smokefree Rockquest National Women's Musicianship Award (2011) and the Play it Strange Peace Song Award (2011). Eden's influences include Florence and the Machine, Stevie Nicks, Eva Cassidy, and Kate Bush. Her storytelling is driven by her uplifting melodies, delivered with conviction by a voice that in moments of passion possesses a raw bluesy feel to its timbre. The acoustic guitar is a constant in the instrumentation of her songs - keeping intimate folk singer/songwriter roots when other elements such as electronic drums, synth, and electric guitar are added. "A writer working in a new space" - Jordan Luck, Exponents.
Eden performs regularly in the New Zealand music scene - with both her six-piece band and solo with an acoustic guitar. She was the support slot for UK songwriter Nik Kershaw's tour of NZ in November 2013, and has recently completed a national tour of New Zealand as the support act for Little Lapin.
Her debut EP 'Crying Birds' was released on March 1, just before heading to Texas to play at the SXSW Music Festival. Eden ended up staying on in Austin for four weeks, playing numerous gigs, culminating in a live interview and performance on local radio station KOOP - http://writingontheair.com/genres/fiction/christy-king-eden/