Chris Harris

Chris Harris

 

Chris Harris first picked up a guitar at the age of 11 and immediately fell in love with an instrument that has been his bedrock ever since.  Within a year he was playing in school bands, taking any opportunity to hone his skills. Very soon he got into writing his own material and was the subject of interest from producers and record labels who came to see him perform in colleges in the Romford area where he grew up. He was also involved in many projects covering all types of acoustic music, folk and right through to rock and blues.  This musical divergence has stayed with him his whole life. He spent many years writing for himself and others, recording musicians in his own studios and working with David Mackay on sessions for all sorts of different musical projects, the most unusual being an album for Dame Edna Everedge !! Chris came late into country music.  Following a late night viewing of a Garth Brooks concert, he began to listen to every sort of Country Music there was. The range of styles available is still one of the things that amazes him most.  He performed initially with John Douglas, but left to front his own band “Southern Union”. With them he performed at the Country Music Awards at Frimley Green, after his song “I Ain’t Coming Back” won the Hot Disc Track of the Year. He has also played alongside Clive Grant in “Harris and Grant” and then with the very popular Jimmy Martin in the duo “Harrison County”. Following a short break from the circuit Chris has returned as a solo performer and can be seen every week plying his trade in the clubs up and down the country.

 

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