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 2006 saw a somewhat historic milestone, it was just 50 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
57 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
is also a founder member of the much travelled and highly acclaimed "The
House Band". He is 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, Steve Phillips.
Steve Phillips is a very highly highly regarded blues singer and guitarist,
and also a member of the world-renowned Notting Hillbillies.
Chris has worked with Steve for many years in The Rough Diamonds.
(see Discography page)