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Adams kicked off his solo efforts in 1999, embarking upon an instrumental rock career. But by 2002, he had joined forces with John and Geoff Whitbread, described by Adams as “two brothers with phenomenal talent.” John’s vocal technique and Geoff’s drumming skills meshed marvelously with Adams’ guitar playing. These musicians, perfectly in sync with each other, found themselves moving in a more traditional “song-based” direction.
“I still write both instrumental and vocal pieces,” says Adams. His solo career is still going strong; he has three singers and a number of instrumentalists at his disposal for recording and for live shows. The music continues to be guitar-based with a focus on guitar virtuosity. Adams’ previous albums include “Back to Jerusalem,” “One Solitary Chair,” “In Through the Soundhole,” “On the Rock,” “Streams from Bethel,” “Out of the Silence,” “Variations on a Theme,” “Requiem for a Mountain,” “House of Dreams,” “So Far,” “Sozo” and “I Was an Island.”
Adams has appeared on the main stage at the H3 festival three years in a row and several of his songs have achieved number one status on a number of web sites, including PeopleSound.com and Amazon.com.
But music isn’t the only product of Adams’ hard work. “One thing my solo career has produced is my partner and two children,” he says. “You never know where the music is going to take you. . Born in High Wycome England, April 1964. The musicical influence started early in Chris's life as his father was a musician and took chris along to rehearsals at the Rick Wakeman studios in High Wycombe where bands like The who and Yes used to rehearse.
Chris's first instrument was the drums at the early age of 8. He didn't start guitar til 12. Chris had a great ear and could hear a tune just once and then play it back. Chris received an award for outstanding achievement in music when he left school in 1980. Working and recording in the boiler house studios during the eighties and being a freind of Wal who had his workshop upstairs where they make the infamous Wal bass guitar. Wal made guitars for many a star including Paul mcartney, Phil collins, Rick Wakeman infact so many it would make a book in itself.
Chris played with several bands in the 1980's and gigged with the likes of Steve Gibbons band and the Groundhogs. He then teamed up with Rob Goss and produced some great music in their state of the art recording studios in Longwick where chris spent about 3 days a week for ten years just writing and recording.
In the late 1990's chris finally learned how to read music and took his grade 8 classical guitar with Trinity college London. This opened up a whole new era of influence for chris. Chris decided to start a solo career and from 1999 to 2004 He released 14 cd's made TV appearances was on the front cover of magazines enjoyed radio airplay all around the globe and had 12 number ones in various download charts.
In 2003 he teamed up with the Whitbread brothers and formed a band called Disciple 888. The band was managed by Gordon Wilson" of Rough Diamonds who talked Chris into moving to the Highlands in 2004 when the band split. Since moving to the Highlands Chris has worked with several singers but has now teamed up With Wayne Smith a rock veteran from Newcastle and Jenny Leigh Smith who has the voice of an angel.
Chris was signed to Tree Records in July 2008.
Chris's back catalogue is be re-released by Tree Records.
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Floydian Rock guitar with a touch of vai and a pinch of Hendrix
Glastonberry. Why not?
Night At The Oasis
Nearly got crushed by a heard of cows
World class guitar playing and great video in background
Thought provoking mind altering breath taking intimacy experience
the one i am with
its my name
i am slowley coming together now but it is a work in progress
to be as well known as kentucky fried chicken
its like another universe now after 37 years
come and watch the videos of my live recording sessions
Live and Studio
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