Chris has played music
since the age of five, starting with the harmonica, and moving on
to piano, guitar, concertina, tin whistle, melodeon, piano accordion and
keyboards, and even a little time playing the fiddle. He plays traditional
folk music of UK, Europe and beyond, and is also no mean hand at blues,
rock & roll, and even a bit of jazz.
February 2016 saw a somewhat historic milestone, it was just 60 years
since Chris first played harmonica on stage. For more information on this,
see Links page.
discography is quite impressive too -
7 House Band albums, 2 solo albums, plus sessions on approx another
60 albums, 21compilations, a video tutor for the absolute beginner on
piano accordion, a DVD tutor on Celtic Guitar Accompaniment (playing the
tunes on melodeon & piano accordion for Alistair Russell to accompany
on guitar, in case you were wondering) and DVDs by The Working Party,
Ralph McTell & also an appearance on a Guitar Maestros DVD with Steve
was also a founder member of the much travelled and highly acclaimed "The
House Band". He is still in great demand both for live performance and
studio session work, and has worked with countless people from the
folk scene and beyond - Martin Carthy & Norma Waterson, Ralph McTell,
Mike Harding, Steve Tilston, Martin Simpson, John Kirkpatrick, Roger Wilson,
Alistair Russell, and Richard Grainger to name but a few.
In case you were wondering, Steve Phillips is a very highly highly regarded
blues singer and guitarist, and also a member of the world-renowned Notting
Chris has worked with Steve for many years in The Rough Diamonds who usually
play in The Grosvenor Hotel, Robin Hood's Bay every Tuesday evening.
(see Discography page)