Christine Gallagher, MA, MT-BC, LPC “Christine Elise” is classically trained harpist, pianist, and vocalist who has been consecutively touring across North America for the past two years. Recieved her:
(2012) Bachelor of Music.
(2013) Bachelor of Music Therapy
(2015) Masters of Music Therapy from Immaculata University.
(2018) Licensed Professional Counselor certification.
(2018) Founded HG Music LLC
(2018) Released her first album, titled Higher Grounds.
Finding a passion for community music therapy, Christine facilitated group sessions and workshops for professionals and clients in the USA, South Africa, Peru and Jamaica.
She has presented at national, regional, and world music therapy conferences and written scholarly articles published by Music Therapy Perspectives. Currently an adjunct professor for the music therapy department of Immaculata University College of Graduate Studies.
Christine's collaboration w/ Kuf Knotz has led her to open for acts:
Wyclef Jean, Yellowman, Raging Fyah, Slick Rick, and G. Love.
Her mission is to use the power of music and her empathetic counseling competencies to help others grow to meet their fullest potential.
Known for his ability to fuse genres such as hip-hop, reggae, classical, soul, & jazz, Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists.
His career has led him to open for a very diverse number of acts:
Ms Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Common, G-love, Wyclef Jean, Slick Rick, The Wailers, Robert Randolph, Steel Pulse, Arrested Development, Robert Glasper, Inspectah Deck, Rising Appalachia, Zac Deputy, Josh Ritter, B.O.B, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Kabaka Pyramid, Yellowman , Soulive , Easy Star Allstars, Ozomatli and Bruce Springsteen.
2008 -”Unstoppable," which became the official song of World Series Champions, The Phillies, with fellow notorious local artists,
G. Love, Don MCclosky and Chuck Treece.
2011-Recorded a solo project, “Boombox Logic”, in collaboration with Drexel University's Mad Dragon Records, the country’s first student run label, winning “Independent Music Awards:Best Hip Hop Song” in 2011.
2015 -Released an album focused on exhibiting a positive message
“A Positive Light” on Ropeadope Records.
2018 -Collaborated with music therapist and harpist, Christine Elise, co-founding a community outreach performance project, HG Music LLC.
MC/ Poet/ Songwriter Kuf Knotz and classically trained Harpist / Guitarist / Pianist / Vocalist Christine Elise have combined forces to create a new album. The unlikely pair connected and built the project with a similar vision, wanting to create positive, forward thinking music driven by a strong message. Both individuals are intrinsically motivated to foster community growth through musical expression.
Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise offer motivational creative arts workshops and performances at various settings such as hospitals, schools and community centers. Their mission is to use the power of music, personal experience and empathetic relation to help individuals grow to meet their fullest potential.
Currently working hard on finishing two new albums!