Chris is one of the UK's most versatile and busiest young keyboard players on the professional circuit today. Whether he's playing the very latest electronic instrument, jazz or classical piano or indeed a mighty theatre or classical pipe organ, Chris approaches everything with a high level of skill and musicianship. Whether it be a concert, social dance, theatre show or wedding party, Chris provides an imaginative and exciting programme which is guaranteed to entertain and enthral.
Classically trained on organ and piano but equally at home when playing jazz and pop music, Chris holds various prestigious musical qualifications from the London College of Music including Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. Studying at music college opened many doors to the music industry and Chris's dedicated and easy-going manner has enamoured him to audiences and music professionals alike.
Notable events in the last couple of years have ranged from playing the organ at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, giving the world premiere of a jazz organ piece at the Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, playing piano for several high profile corporate functions and various tours of the Far East, both as a solo performer and session musician. Chris has also performed on national TV and BBC Radio 2.
Variety is one of the most exciting elements of a musician's life and this has certainly proved to be the case for Chris. "There's no such thing as a typical week," he says, "Which is why every engagement is special and unique for me. I might be touring for a few days and then straight into accompanying and teaching afterwards."
Somehow, Chris combines his successful performing career with that of a music examiner for the London College of Music and a committed and passionate teacher. Chris' examining work takes him all over the world and he has most recently returned from Malaysia, having given presentations and workshops to teachers and students on how to succeed in the latest LCM Piano and Keyboard exams. "I love teaching and helping my students achieve" says Chris, "Seeing a student's progression, no matter what their age or ability, is very rewarding". Indeed, Chris' talent for explaining and presenting hasn't gone unnoticed, as he also works in the musical instrument industry as a piano and keyboard product specialist and demonstrator.
Chris is at home on any type of organ or keyboard, keeping a rather extensive collection of new and vintage instruments in his home studio. His current choice of concert instrument is the new Yamaha ELS-02X Stagea organ, which enables him to create a refreshing and enjoyable concert programme packed with variety, including big band music, songs from the shows, tributes to the 60s and 70s and classical masterpieces.
Chris will also be featured at the following festivals this year.
|Concerts in 2023|
|January 8th||East Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)|
|February 28th||Rother Keyboard Club|
|March 5th||East Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)|
|April 2nd||East Sussex National Wurlitzer|
|May 8th||Medway Music Club|
|May 21st||East Sussex National Wurlitzer|
|May 31st||Bognor Regis MelodyTimes|
|June 7th||North Herts Music Live|
|June 11th||East Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)|
|July 4th||Bexley Music Club|
|July 16th||East Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)|
|September 3rd||East Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)|
|September 13th||East London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club|
|September 26th||Rother Keyboard Club|
|October 2nd||Nottingham Organ Society|
|November 5th||East Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)|
|November 8th||Herne Bay Keyboard Music Club (more details)|
every one welcome
|November 9th||Burntwood Music For All|
|November 11th||Woking Wurlitzer|
|December 3rd||East Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)|
|December 8th||St Edmundsbury In Tune (Bury St Edmunds)|
|December 12th||Brentwood Organ and Keyboard Club|
|Concerts in 2024|
|February 4th||Singing Hills Wurlitzer (more details)|
with Declan Poole
|March 6th||Norwich Keyboard Lounge|
|March 17th||East Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)|
|June 18th||Bideford Keyboard and Organ Club|
|June 19th||Plymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club|
|June 28th||Crawley Keyboard Club|
|July 5th||Woodhall Spa and District Organ Society|
|October 3rd||Musical Breaks (more details)|
Afternoon & Evening Concert, Stourport Manor Hotel
|November 7th||Weston Organ and Keyboard Club|
|November 25th||Derby Organ and Keyboard Club|