Using her DJ name Dizzy Twilight, Middlesbrough-born Christine loves nothing more than banging out some top tunes.
And even though she’s 64, the “grandma DJ who loves to party” says age is no barrier to enjoying every type of music.
Christine was born and raised in Middlesbrough, growing up in Linthorpe and attending St Joseph’s infant and junior schools and St Mary’s Convent School.
Inspired by her late dad Dr John Sullivan, who was a well-known GP, Christine trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London before going on to have a nursing career.
That was followed by a spell in medical sales and 10 years as a births, deaths and marriages registrar.
But when she retired four years ago, music turned from something she’d always loved to a passion. And when she gets behind the decks, she’s happy to play an eclectic mix – as she’ll prove when she appears at the Crathorne Arms, Yarm, tomorrow night.
It will be her second trip back to Teesside this year, having played a successful night at the same venue in April.
However, her DJ skills are increasingly in demand and she can be found at events across the country.
Mum-of-four and gran-of-one Christine, who now lives in Wiltshire, said she got the bug after hearing the stuff her sons were playing.
She enrolled on a Ministry of Sound taster course, followed that up with a DJ Academy course in Worcestershire – and now she can’t stop working the decks.
She even dragged her husband of 42 years, Malcolm, along to club capital Ibiza in the summer.
She said: “We saw Pete Tong, Dizzee Rascal, went to the big clubs and saw Rudimental at Amnesia.
“We stuck out like sore thumbs but we had some of the best nights out, with people ‘high fiveing’ us and being really welcoming.”
Christine sings in the local choir and cites jazz legends like Count Baisie and Duke Ellington as early musical influences.
But her modern tastes take in some of dance music’s biggest names, including Rudimental, Avicii and star DJs like Danny Rampling and Pete Tong.
She said: “Some people say ‘that’s not music’ but a lot of it is great and has a fantastic beat.
“I’ve been surrounded by it because of my sons but now when I’m practising, they’re the ones telling me to turn it down!
“Music has always been an outlet for me but there’s so much I still want to learn.”