Music is the Universal language, communicating across Political, Racial and Cultural boundaries.
Music has been Chris’ lifelong passion.
Born in London, his love affair with music began at 8 years old, when he built his
first guitar, which became his very personal way to
communicate feelings and emotions.
At 14, he started playing concerts in London clubs. At 21, he was collaborating with well-known Memphis artists Rufus Thomas, Ann Peebles,
and King Floyd and at 23, he joined the then-famous pop
group Love Affair, whose song "Everlasting Love" ruled the
1968 UK charts for many months.
Then, spotted at an audition by producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie, the Moody Blues, TRex), Chris spent his next creative period being mentored by
Visconti and becoming a producer in his own right, working
with artists such as Steve Earle, Talking Heads, Peter
Gabriel, Quincy Jones, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sinead
O'Connor, The Pogues, Alison Moyet, and Thomas Dolby.
Chris has stayed busy since re-locating to a Toronto studio
three years ago. He still does plenty of production (recently
co-producing Buffy Sainte-Marie’s new record, due in Spring
2015), but one listen to either his 2010 record Freedom or his
latest release Be Creative and you’ll figure out pretty quickly
this is not just a studio guy making records on the side. With
A-list Canadian musical guests like guitarist Rik Emmet and
Blue Rodeo drummer Glen Milchem lending a hand on the
album, the songs come from a creative inferno, with all the
style, edge and grit you’d expect from a lifetime staring into a
musical soul reflected back from some of the leading lights of