Singer-songwriter Abby Christo first rose to prominence in 2015, finishing seventh on The X Factor in New Zealand. Shortly afterwards, she became one half of Mae Valley – who went on to sign a record deal with Sony Music.
In their time as a duo, Mae Valley achieved great success – scoring at #1 Country radio hit in Australia and pop-radio impact in New Zealand with ‘Brightside,’ achieving over 2 million streams of their music. Their debut EP also topped the New Zealand iTunes chart. Mae Valley also opened for Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s stadium tour, while also performing at Kelsea Ballerini’s iHeartradio Kiwi showcase.
Despite this early success, Mae Valley surprised fans by splitting up in early 2017 - leaving Abby with the realisation she’d need to start over all again… with no guarantees about anything.
However, eventually she found the inspiration to take control and start afresh as a solo artist.
“But one night I drank a glass of my favourite red wine on the floor of my bedroom and told myself to get my shit together,” she says.
Abby Christo got to work on establishing a musical direction and artistic identity all of her own.
The culmination of that hard was Abby Christo’s debut single ‘Kiss Me Into Monday’ – released across the world via Sony Music’s global independent distribution powerhouse, in April 2019. The song has already been streamed over 1.2 million times.
Abby's follow-up tracks 'Body Language' and recently released 'Cooler Than Me' are getting similar support.