Chris started playing the drums at the age of 15 influenced by rock and funk music. However it wasn’t until he moved to London in 2001 that he started to listen to jazz. Since graduating from the London College of Music and Media in 2004 Chris has been performing with the likes of Jim Mullen, Martin Shaw, Laurence Cottle and Jean Toussaint to name a few. He has also performed at most of the top London venues including Ronnie Scott’s and around Europe including venues in Paris and Rome. He also performs annually at the Ealing Jazz Festival and is performing at the Isle of Wight Jazz festival in 2010.
Chris has a range of different influences including Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Brian Blade, Mark Guiliana and Chad Smith. He also is a composer taking his influence from Balkan and African rhythms, electronics and simple melodies and aims pieces to provide a platform for creative improvisation.