Chris is a London based multi-instrumentalist, musical director, arranger, producer and composer.
He is currently best known for playing guitar and piano with multi-platinum selling British artist Ellie Goulding. He has previously worked with a variety of bands and artists such as Banks, The Rakes, Dua Lipa, Markus Feehily (Westlife), Martin Luke Brown, Betsy, DJ Fresh, Christophe Willem, Conor Maynard, Rumer and The X-Factor Australia.
He has made TV appearances with Cee Lo Green, Katherine Jenkins, Cher, Gary Barlow, Alfie Bow, Barry Manilow, Donny Osmond and Leann Rimes.
In addition to his live experience, Chris composes and produces music for placement on advertising campaigns, TV, short films and other bespoke media. His clients have included The BBC, 20th Century Fox, Biscuit Filmworks (Noam Murro), Pantene, Universal Music, Tilney, Grey London & Sony Pictures.
Chris has had various string arrangements commissioned for both live and recorded use. He has recorded strings at Abbey Road Studios, Air Studios & British Grove Studios. His arrangements have been used live at the RAH & Carnegie Hall. He arranged the strings and group vocals across multiple tracks on Ellie Goulding’s album ‘Delirium’ in addition to live recordings and special acoustic releases of singles such as “Love Me like You Do”, from the soundtrack for the film ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.
Chris’s career started in his late teens playing for a host of UK bands whilst touring some of the most prestigious “toilet circuit venues” the UK & Europe has to offer. At the age of 21 he was touring the world with UK post punk band The Rakes. By his mid-twenties Chris was playing with Ellie Goulding on some of the world’s biggest stages, TV shows and open-air festivals the music industry has to offer. Some of his live career highlights include a headline show at Madison Square Garden, The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, Saturday Night Live, Jools Holland, The Royal Wedding for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Coachella Festival and a headline show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Chris’s flexibility as a musician consistently brings him new opportunities. He has a passion for playing, composing, recording, touring and working with creative people and always keeps an approachable and personal style at the forefront of what he does.