Chris started his singing career in 1997 performing as a backing vocalist for a Wiltshire originals band, and shortly after he joined the Southern School of Popular Singing as a student and choir member to progress his voice further. His career snowballed from that point and he began his journey through a number of successful projects until now.
He has enjoyed (and is still enjoying) a highly successful career as a founder and performer in Soul and Motown collective Richmond Soul and retro harmony combo The Imaginations, and has had the pleasure of supporting acts such as Lemar, Alexander O’Neal, The Drifters and Peter Andre. Chris is also proud to be able to say he has performed for HRH Prince Charles at the regal St James Palace. Amongst those unusual engagements Chris has been invited to entertain many audiences in the most unique and exciting situations; recently they have included performing for ITVs casts and crews for several television shows including Popstar To Operastar and Dancing On Ice. His exciting live career continues to grow with more great performances, venues and worldwide callings which further embellishes the knowledge and experience that Chris gives to every student he works with.
In addition to being a competent and experienced live vocalist, Chris has been involved with songwriting and production for some years, and has written and recorded tracks for various RnB/Pop studio projects and aspiring artists as well as for his own repertoire.
In the teaching world, Chris began studying in Summer 2007 and passed his exams in October 2009. He has also added to his palette of tools by embracing new techniques and voice research into his lessons, which helps him reach new heights with his students and their voices.
In 2010 Chris took the opportunity to teach the talented individuals at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford. There Chris is delivering a weekly performance clinic covering vocal health, harmony singing, singing styles and improvisation as well as private tutorials to help those students continuously develop and maintain their voices. Whilst teaching at the ACM Chris has completed a Level 3 City & Guilds PTLLS qualification in further education, which he certainly feels has been a valuable tool for delivering lectures, group sessions and workshops for singers.
Chris has also presented technical workshops for the students at the Brighton and Bristol Institutes of Modern Music and the BBC for their youth music events and radio shows.
Chris feels hugely appreciative to the study of technique and voice for greatly enhancing his own singing and performances and also helping to sustain his voice in his extremely busy stage and teaching schedule. From seeing this journey first hand he is endlessly understanding of the challenges of singing and passionate about helping others to find their sound, whether their goals are to use their voice in a professional environment or if their ambitions are far more simple. His boundless enthusiasm and infectious personality compliment his passion for singing to produce a teacher who is sure to deliver a lesson as enjoyable as it is educational.