TYPE OF WORK DESIRED:TOURING
TEACHING MUSIC LESSONS
CHART READING/WRITING SKILLS :
HOME STUDIO :Home Studio:
ADDITIONAL SKILLS :Additional Skiills:
I think of myself primarily as a musician who happens to play drums. My aim is be as adaptable as possible in any situation, studio or live, and as musical and as possible. I come from a jazz-based background which informs how I play generally. I'm also well-versed in harmony and chord structure and have done a fair bit of composing. I've also engineered my drums on a number of recordings, and I have a home setup for remote drum session recording.
Resume / Bio:
A native of Melbourne and currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Chris is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University and works in a variety of settings and projects as a drummer, composer, producer, leader and teacher.
His trio project Refraction, which also features Brenton Foster on piano and Jordan Tarento on double bass, released their debut album As We Were in March 2015 and it was nominated for Best Jazz Album in The Age Music Victoria Awards of that year. Their follow-up recording entitled Inerrant Space was released in May of 2016 and their third album Reimagined was released in June 2017. Their fourth studio recording The Outsider was released in June 2019 with the follow-up EP Three Improvisations released in September 2019.
In 2015 Chris released Pieces, his debut jazz-fusion-groove solo recording which features a variety of guest musicians.
As part of fusion trio EQ, Chris along with guitarist Chris Bieniek and bassist Kit Riley have released two recordings – the self-titled debut in 2007 and its follow-up To Speak in 2012. Both albums were released on the previously active Australian jazz-fusion label Vorticity Music.