Since the late 60’s Chris has been regarded by his peers as one of the most musical and versatile drummers around: fluent in many genres, and as entertaining to watch as he is satisfying to listen to.
Affectionately nicknamed “The Wrist” many years ago by his admirers, he has performed with many blues legends including: Big Mama Thornton, Louisiana Red, Robert Lockwood Junior, Taj Mahal, Shuggie Otis, Guitar Shorty, Pine top Perkins, Big Joe Duskin, John Hammond Jr, Jay Mc Shann, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Lloyd Glenn, The Shirelles, Katy Webster, Bo Diddley and recently (2017), with John Primer (from the great Muddy Waters band ) and most recently with Rick Vito from Fleetwod Mac.
His recording archives read like a who’s who of Canadian Blues, Roots and R&B musicians including: Long John Baldry, Colin Linden, Will Millar, The Irish Rovers, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Tillers Folly, John Lee Sanders, Big Dave Maclean, Hans Staymer, Roy Forbes, Connie Kaldor, Colin James, Billy Cowsill, Murray Porter.
Chris has been nominated multiple times for the “Maple Blues Drummer of the Year” and is currently The Artistic Director of the Pender Harbour Roots and Blues Festival.
Chris is a very busy, working musician involved in a number of projects in western Canada. He lives with his wife in Vancouver.