Chris is an experienced session drummer from Southampton, Hampshire - England with over 20 years of drumming under his belt. He can play many types of music. In his time of playing he has had much giging and recording experience to his name including playing for four different bands and his main band being the Frontliners to which he has been playing for, for over 20 years now. Starting at the tender age of 10, Chris has always had the passion to play drums and has always enjoyed getting behind the kit. From the days of school when he packed out the drum room at break times and all the kids loved it. Chris has been through many drum kits and to date play's a Sonor special edition drum set with Istanbul cymbals or a Yamaha stage custom with Zildjian cymbals. He can play any type of music from rock to jazz to metal to prog rock. Chris first took to the stool on a full size kit when at secondary school. He could see all the potential that he needed to be able to play the kit and progress to further fields to play in a band and play gigs. The kids at the school always egged him on at break times to play in the drum room. Chris recalls that the music teacher even locked the music room at breaks so that the kids could sit/stand and watch chris bash the kit. During his last few years at school, chris got his first kit from a catalog. The kit was an Aria 5 piece set. It sounded bad, but it did the job. At this time Chris's Dad, Rich got a band together and needed a drummer. So it made sense to get chris in the band. and over 20 years on the band now known as the Frontliners are still going strong. Chris can adjust to any kind of music playing. He can power up a beat to anything, and does not need any music notes in front of him. Going into 2022 Chris has just joined a new band called the 45s, a rock covers band playing a variety of songs from James - Sit down to Don McLean - American pie. Chris says he is looking forward to what the future brings for his drumming and hopes to continue paying for many years to come.......
Chris's band CV (please note these are bands Chris was and is a member of!
The Frontliners 1998 to present The Word 2010 Spytfyre 2013 - 2014 Metal Rejects 2015 The 45s - 2021 - Present
Chris has played for:
The Frontliners Cold Turkey The Word Spytfyre Metal Rejects Mista Messy Snake Heart The 45s
Main influences at the moment are -
Simon Phillips Jeff Porcaro Keith Moon John Bonham Buddy Rich Chad Smith Jo jo Mayer Ginger Baker Mitch Mitchell Bev Beven Dave Grohl Taylor Hawkins Charlie Watts Ringo Starr Craig Blundell Gregg Bissonette Gavin Harrison Thomas Lang Benny Greb Stawart Copeland Phil Gould Gary Husband Pete Ray biggin Steve Smith Phil Collins Roger Taylor (Both) Neil Peart Travis Barker Denis Chambers Peter Kriss Eric Carr Jamie Morrison Andy Burrows Mike Joyce Steve Gadd Bernard Purdie Mike Portnoy Jim Keltner Hal Blaine Cosy Powell Jay Weinberg Joey Jordison