Chris graduated from Strathclyde University with a BA Applied Music (Hons) degree and went on to complete his PGCE (Secondary Music). As a freelance Musical Director/keyboardist/trombonist and arranger Chris has worked with some of the UK’s leading theatre companies and artists. Notably, Chris plays trombone/keyboards with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers (REL Records) and has written for and played on the band’s four most recent albums. He regularly tours with the band in USA and Europe. Chris is also passionate about education and works as Senior Musical Theatre Masterclass Coordinator at UK Theatre School, Glasgow. He has also taken up vocal coaching roles at The Dance School of Scotland and New College Lanarkshire.
Recent Musical Director/performer credits include:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (UK Productions, Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre Dec 15/Jan 16) Legally Blonde (King’s Theatre, Glasgow Nov 2015) Davis Cup Semi Final (RHCP, Emirates Arena, Glasgow Sept 2015), Big Girls Don’t Cry (Epic Creative, London, UK Tour Aug 2015), Time To Shine Tour (SYT, An Lanntair, Stornoway July 2015), Skerryvore Decade Concert (Mossfield Park, Oban May 2015), Sister Act (King’s Theatre, Glasgow April 2015) Piano Man (AR Productions UK Tour 2015), The Soul Nation Show (Scottish Theatre Tour 2015), Scottish Variety Awards (UK Theatre School 2015), The Celtic Experience (Connection Entertainment 2015), Grease (The King’s Theatre, Glasgow 2014), Please Stay (Pavillion Theatre, Glasgow 2013), Little Shop of Horrors (Cottier’s Theatre, Glasgow 2013).
Chris has also been the Musical Director for many other companies throughout Scotland. Shows include: Beauty and the Beast, Jesus Christ Superstar, All Shook Up, High School Musical and We Will Rock You