His debut album ‘Only Human’ was released in 1992. Produced in a small Liverpool studio and on an independent label, the album which combined country, folk and rock elements immediately caught the attention of legendary broadcaster, Bob Harris who added the album to his radio playlist. The single ‘We Were Children’ was released in 1993, and having been included on the BBC radio 2 playlist, brought Chris’s work to a wider audience
Subsequently, his live shows were enthusiastically received and, being much in demand, Chris spent the next few years focussed on extensive touring, with up to 200 live performances a year before releasing his second album ‘Colours’ which he once again toured extensively.
In 2001 Chris recorded the album ‘October Already’ at Revolution Studios in Cheshire. This was produced by Andy McPherson and Justin Richards and featured Roy Martin on drums and Sad Cafe’s Ian Wilson on backing vocals and guitar. ‘October Already’ served to cement Chris’s reputation as a songwriter and performer of exceptional quality.
Unlike “lookalike” tributes, Chris’s uncanny ability to recreate the sound of John Denver has brought him widespread acclaim. It is a testament to his talent that Chris now has an international reputation and no surprise to learn that he regularly performs in Aspen Colorado to sell out audiences. Chris has worked alongside Wrecking Crew saxophonist and flautist Jim Horn who was the longest serving musician in Denver’s band. Chris also worked with John Denver’s legendary lead guitar player Steve Weisberg, who played on hits like ‘Annie’s Song’ ‘Back Home Again’ and ‘Grandma’s Feather Bed’. Steve sadly passed away last year and, in recognition of Chris’s exceptional talent and for his work in honouring the music of John Denver, Steve bequeathed his 1937 Epiphone guitar to Chris in his Will.