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Chris Dair

Date of birth18 February 1958
OccupationArranger, Composer, Lyricist, Performer, Singer, Musicologist
CategoriesBlues, Contemporary, Fusion, Jazz, Jazz-Rock, Latin, Other, Reggae, Rock, Soundtrack/Film Music, World

Chris Dair was inspired to play the guitar at an early age by Manitas De Plata who triggered a passion for guitar and a love of flamenco guitar. At age 14 he developed a passion for blues and gigged in London at venues like Ronnie Scotts with John Mayall, John McVie and George Melly.

As a young lead guitarist Chris jammed/played with many of the R&B and rock legends of our time, including Rory Gallagher, Jimmy Paige, Ginger Baker, the late Paul Kossof, Captain Beefheart, Dick Stubbs (Juicy Lucy), Linda Lewis (Ferris Wheel), Dave Davies (The Kinks), Roy Wood (Wizard), Mickey Finn (T-Rex), Mark Knopfler, Led Zeppelin, Peter Green, Jeff Beck. Most unforgettably with the great blues legend Bukka White. More recently Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) and John Coughlan (Status Quo).
Major influences include Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, and Frank Zappa.

Composer for film/media industry:
Bermuda Cablevision; French Films; Nickelodeon; E!; Romanian General and Broadcasting; Singaporean Films; USA Television and Cable; Guinness World Records (USA); Intimate Portraits (Cable TV USA); The Vibe, Brian Waddell (USA); The Surf Show (USA); True Hollywood Story (USA); Australasia (Apra) Films; ITV; Channel 4; Planet Television; London Weekend TV; Central TV.

current project is a blues album scheduled for release November 2010

· WHAT CHAINS? is a collection of various genres of music; featuring "Obsession" [blues jazz] and "I Can Live" [rock ballad].
· "STRANGE ISLAND" is blues jazz, lyrical, blues rock, latin and more. The album concept was encouraged by the late Freddie Cousaert. Freddie was a Motown legend and Manager/Producer of Marvin Gayes Sexual Healing, Diana Ross, and Bobby Womac.
· “PROMINANCE” [Primal World Ambient]

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