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CLOVES - PINKPOP AND BERGEN FESTIVALS.
Chris did a short festival run playing bass and keys with super cool up and coming singer Cloves.
Kylie Minogue - Covering Christian Gulino on Keys.
Chris covered Christian Gulino on keys to play for Kylie on The One Show and for The Echo Awards in Berlin to promote her new album "Golden".
Zendaya Acoustic version of rewrite The Stars for the film
"The Greatest Showman"
Chris played on and produced an acoustic version of "Rewrite The Stars" for Zendaya as part of her promo for the film "The Greatest Showman".
O Holy Night - ellie goulding - arrangement, production
Chris produced, arranged Strings and Choir for a special version of the Christmas classic "O Holy Night" for Ellie Goulding.
In addition to the arrangement and production Chris played Piano, Guitar and bass on the track.
lovely words from Thomas Wilkins regarding Chris's Arrangements for Bryan Ferry's show with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
"Chris: I must tell you- the Ferry charts were some of the best I've seen all summer.
There were absolutely no problems at all. And really fine arrangements.
Thanks to Thomas for allowing the use of his words on the website.
Bryan Ferry at The Hollywood Bowl with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Chris has been working with Bryan Ferry to write orchestral arrangements for a special show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
The orchestra was made up of the L.A Philharmonic to form the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins.
Chris worked closely with Bryan and his team to craft 18 original scores for a mixture of classic Roxy Music songs and Bryan's legendary solo material.
The show received excellent reviews and was the perfect climax to a very successful US tour.
L.A. PHILHAMONIC/HBO ORCHESTRA DISNEY SOUND STAGE BRYAN FERRY REHEARSAL.
Chris has been working with Bryan Ferry to write new orchestral arrangements for a special show at the Hollywood bowl. Bryan's band will play with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkinson on the 26th Aug 2017.
Here's a quick snap from the rehearsals at the Walt Disney sound stage in Burbank.
MUSIC WEEK SYNC AWARDS 2017
Chris co-wrote a piece of music called "Avail" for an online advert campaign to raise awareness for domestic violence. The piece of music featured Ellie Goulding and has been nominated for a Music Week award in the category of "Best Sync - Online Viral Advert".
Fingers Crossed for the win in October!!!
Cannes Lion silver award
Chris co-wrote, co-produced and arranged a piece of music which has won a Cannes Silver Lion award. The piece was used in a short film set to a contemporary dance in a campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence directed by Noam Murro. Take a look at the announcement on Music Week and see the short film below...
Check out the nominated advert below...
Ronan Park Photography
Thanks to Ronan Park (www.ronanpark.co.uk) for this shot from a festival last week!
VOLT FESTIVAL, PROVINSSIRIROCK FESTIVAL, BRAVALLA FESTIVAL.
Festival season with Ellie Goulding continues with a trip to Hungary, Finland and Sweden...
RADIO 1 LIVE LOUNGE WITH KYGO & ELLIE GOULDING
Chris played some guitar for Kygo & Ellie Goulding on Radio 1's Live Lounge... Check it out.
MOROCCO MAWAZINE FESTIVAL
First festival stop of 2017 with Ellie Goulding was in Rabat, Morocco for Mawazine Festival.
ELLIE GOULDING SUMMER 2017 FESTIVAL REHEARSALS
Chris is currently in rehearsals with Ellie Goulding preparing for summer 2017 festival season.
TIES OF THE RIBBON - FILM COMPOSITION
Chris is composing the music for a short film called “Ties of the Ribbon. A thriller detailing a string of disappearances written by upcoming director Jason Ferguson.
Chris is currently writing live orchestral arrangements for a rock and roll legend… Watch this space for more details of the show.
STRING ARRANGEMENTS PAGE ADDED TO THIS SITE
String arrangements page added to this site… Go and have a listen to some examples of Chris’s arrangements from the main menu.
ORIGINAL WEBSITE UP TO DATE
NEW PEDAL BOARD
Chris asked the legendary Matt Randall of www.techincareofbusiness.com to build him a new pedal board…
LIVE CLIPS UPDATE
Take a look at some up to date footage of Chris playing live.
STUDIO PROJECT - Paul saunderson
Chris is working with film composer Paul Saunderson on his solo project. Some very exciting things to be heard in the very near future.
TILNEY ADVERT SYNC COMPOSITION
Chris wrote, arranged and produced a piece of music with Joe Kearns on brief for a UK based brand.
A YEARS WORTH OF TRAVEL
So this is what a years worth of travel looks like with Ellie Goulding... Check out www.polarsteps.com to track your trip!
- 23 Countries
- 88 Shows (Excluding festivals)
- Lots of strings, pics cables and plenty of Guinness!
Chris landed a sync with the BBC for their “Oneness” Christmas 2016 advert idents. This was the ident for the film Frozen shown on Christmas day 2016. Take a look and hear the music with and without the advert VO.
RESIDENT EVIL TRAILER SYNC
Chris co wrote a song with Ellie Goulding and Joe Kearns which has been used on the latest Resident Evil film trailer film… Check it out here.
ELLIE GOULDING DELIRIUM WORLD TOUR
Chris will be playing guitar and piano for Ellie Goulding on her world wide 80 show arena headline tour throughout 2016.
short film composition directed by noam murro
Chris co-wrote a song with Ellie Goulding & Joe Kearns and has been used for a short film directed by Noam Murro to raise awareness of Domestic Violence. Chris arranged the strings and brass parts of this piece whilst also co-producing the finished track.