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PLEASE CLICK ON THE MENU HEADINGS ABOVE to discover the creative services I provide and if you would like to book me to sing and play for you or speak to me regarding song writing options (GIFT or WORKSHOPS) please don’t hesitate to email or call me

I hope you enjoy my site and songs and I look forward to hearing from you. 

 
Listen to my songs and THEY will tell you about how I feel, what I think, what I’ve done, where I’ve been, where I’m going, who I love and those I’ve lost. I write and sing my songs unashamedly from the heart and for me, the best place to be is either with my wife and son or playing my guitar and singing songs with and for those people who enjoy, connect and understand.

And so…..
Inspired by meeting the great Steve Earle and after so many happy and memorable years of playing with The Valentine Vagabonds, I am now enjoying performing ‘solo’ again singing my heart out in different places and on different stages (Arts Centres, Folk Clubs, House Concerts, Festivals, Village Halls and Bars etc) performing a complementary selection of my own songs, some folk/country style songs (Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Tom Paxton, Bruce Springsteen …….) and a few classic hits from the 1950s/early 60s (Dion and The Belmonts, Ben E. King, The Drifters, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley et al)

 

Influences and Inspiration include:
Folk/Country/Blues/Rock ‘n’ Roll songs of the present and past and artists including:
Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Presley, Dion Di Mucci,
Patsy Cline, Nanci Griffith, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Jack Ingram and most of all…….
Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen and the Poet – Tony Harrison.

 

Chris the Actor, Comedian and more!
It might interest you to know that as a professional actor/comedian, singer and musician, I have enjoyed a varied and successful career in theatre, television and film. I worked in Children’s Theatre (including Theatre in Education) and satirical revue in H.M. Prisons. I performed in Plays and Stage Musicals including The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Riff Raff), Jesus Christ Superstar (Herod), Blondel (Duke of Austria) and was an original cast member of the award winning musicals ‘Barnum’, Les Miserables and Guys and Dolls, I have appeared at the RSC, National Theatre, London Palladium, The Albert Hall and O2 Arena and in numerous touring theatre productions (including Delphi and Austria). Other work includes: Television sit coms, comedy sketch shows (writing and performing), Presenting, Radio, voice overs and television commercials. I worked in Children’s Television for CITV, S4C Wales and the BBC/Cbeebies (Milo the Tweenie for 4 years/400 episodes including 2 appearances on Top of The Pops!). I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with some great actors, singers, directors and musicians and it was working with the Poet, Tony Harrison that inspired me to write. I still act and have recently enjoyed playing the part of Ernie Wise in a new Film trailer – ‘Mr Sunshine’ about the life and career of Eric Morecambe.

(Musician’s Union – Actor’s Equity – Public Liability Insurance – Enhanced DBS disclosure)