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Growing up in British army quarters in Germany surrounded by Celtic music, bluegrass, roots music and jazz, Chris was heavily influenced by British folk and American roots music from a very early age; often straight from the many touring musicians passing through to visit and play music with his father, an active member and club organiser on the forces folk scene. Fast forward a couple of decades….
Chris’s solo performances have been described by fellow musicians as “a masterclass in the acoustic guitar”. His songs have been critically acclaimed in publications such as Acoustic Magazine and SONGLiNES, his recordings have received airplay on countless radio stations across the world including Mark Radcliffe’s benchmark show the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.
Live, Chris’ shows cover a wide range of acoustic music alongside his own material. From authentic interpretations of traditional and contemporary British folk songs to bluegrass flat picking and from intricate finger style delta blues and swing jazz numbers to instrumental solo guitar pieces.
When not playing solo Chris is often seen performing with many of the planet’s most revered acoustic guitarists including Stochelo Rosenberg, Robin Nolan, Clive Carroll, John Doyle, Martin Taylor, Paulus Schäfer…