Lost In Luxembourg, AKA Chris Box. Artist/Songwriter/Musician/Producer. Created by one, influenced by many including XTC, Talking Heads, Scritti Politti, Debutante, Zoot Woman, Sparks, Sailor, Pet Shop Boys, Human League, Nile Rodgers, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Level 42, Johnny Hates Jazz, Blur, A-Camp, Grace Jones, Kate Bush, S/A/W, Franz Ferdinand, Blancmange.
BBC Introducing have been featuring the music of Lost In Luxembourg regularly since March 2013 and sent an invite to go into BBC Radio Shropshire on 8th August 2013 to perform a special live set on air. The semi-acoustic set of "If I Was A King", "Victoria", "Heart" (Pet Shop Boys cover) and "Jump The Gun (Before There Are Shots)" featured guitars and backing vocals by Benn Jones and Dan Walker. Chris was also interviewed live on air.
MORE ABOUT CHRIS
Chris Box is a self-taught drummer, songwriter, arranger & producer. Over the years he has also taught himself how to play keyboards, guitars and bass.
With a super-keen ear for music and a longing ambition to be heavily involved and succeed in the world of music, Chris began drumming at the age of 3 and began taking it particularly seriously from the age of 10 when he acquired his first proper drum kit, an Olympic Premier 6-piece 1970's jazz kit.
Hours, days, weeks and years were spent playing along to some of his favourite music such as Level 42, The Pretenders, The Rolling Stones and more. After spending his school years as a key member of the school band ( and often gaining standing ovations after concerts), he joined his first serious band at the age of 18.
The band began as a 3-piece, without a singer, but some wonderfully tight 60's & 70's garage-style grooves were being created. As the band developed and a singer got on board, they began crafting their own sound which could only be described as "dirty glam-pop". The band went on to be named "Debutante" and earned an impressive reputation around their hometown of Chester and surrounding areas. Chris played a key role in the songwriting process, as well as being a monumental force on the drums and earned exceptionally high praise at many north west venues including Manchester Boardwalk, Ashton-Under-Lyne Witchwood and Buckley Tivoli. They even secured a well-earned play on Steve Lamacq's evening show on Radio 1, when he chose to feature their wacky, Prince/T.Rex-influenced single "Get It".
During the latter part of the the 2000's, Chris gigged with other bands around the UK, playing many styles from all-out rock & indie, to soul & jazz fusion. In 2008 He played on and engineered a jazz fusion album with Bristol-based Hill Briggs, who has worked with Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Sam Brown & Hot Chocolate among many others. The results were impressive, landing many good reviews in leading jazz publications. The album featured UK soul diva Donna Gardier as one of the guest vocalists.
In 2010, Chris settled on the Shropshire/Welsh border once more and from then until the present, plays drums with "Limited Series".
After drawing from many different influences over the years, he has developed a wonderfully-tight, percussive, powerful drumming style all of his own - which has earned him much high praise and admiration throughout the UK.
2013 saw Chris set up the "Lost In Luxembourg" project, to further his songwriting, arranging and production skills. All of the songs feature Chris on all instruments as well as "at the control desk". Guest vocalists will appear from time to time.
Aside from this project, Chris also writes, records and plays soul, alternative acoustic pop, gospel & reggae - featuring guest vocalists from around the world. He is currently working with U.S. R&B/House vocalist Nicole Mitchell (www.http://www.NicoleMitchellMusic.com/). A series of singles are in the pipeline featuring music written and arranged by Chris. Expect a heavy soul/jazz/retro influence!