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Chris began performing at bars and pubs while completing his degree in performance music at the University of Windsor. Chris started out playing open mic nights at Patrick O’Ryan’s Irish Public House and soon became a regular fixture at a dozen Windsor and Detroit bars.
After three years of playing both solo shows and as a member of the Celtic rock band The Distractions, Chris returned home to Eastern Ontario. During the last eight years, he has played solo shows and as a member of the duos Sociable and Rocking Horse and the rock band South of Heaven.
Chris has captivated crowds from university students to legionnaires, with a collection of songs that range from current top 40 rock hits, to Scottish ballads. While tending to focus on a fast-paced mix of rock and modern Celtic favourites, Chris is always up to the challenge of satisfying the requests of any crowd.
Before leaving Windsor, Chris released his first CD, Celtic Stepson, independently. The album features a collection of traditional songs arranged in a less-than-traditional manner. Chris has always felt that the beauty of traditional music lies in it’s ever changing nature and how it it can shift and change from one generation to the next. With this first album Chris was able to share his own interpretation of songs that he had heard performed hundreds of times before.
The 2011 release of the album, Better Late Than Never, marks Chris’s return to recorded music and, once more, features a variety of traditional songs and a few original compositions.