The Band



Garry Christian (Lead Singer).

Garry is "the face" and "the voice" of The Christians. The only original member of the band, his voice is as deep, velvet smooth and soulful as ever. With his cool, distinctive style (still sporting the Ray-Bans), and natural good-looks, he is unsurprisingly a big hit with the female fans - “You’ve still gorrit Gaz la” is a frequent shout.



Joey Ankrah (Lead Guitarist/Vocals).

Joey adds another dimension to The Christians .... multi talented, multi- instrumentalist, writer, producer and son of Joey Ankrah (founder member of the '60s group 'The Chants' famous for the story that The Beatles were their warm up band ... and managed by Brian Epstein). Difficult to put into words what this dude brings to the band ... he's pure magic



Neil Griffiths (Acoustic Guitar/Vocals).

Neil Griffiths is fast becoming the backbone of the group ... a great acoustic guitarist and vocalist with a proven track record as a writer for EMI and Universal. His humour is the best thing about him ... don't be fooled .. behind the shades is a cruel wit.



Mike Triggs (Keyboards).

An amazingly talented and sensitive keyboard player who first played for Garry back in 2004 (coincidentally at the same time as Paul Walsham now drumming for HURTS). Has worked with Ronan Keating, Stealers Wheel, Mott the Hoople and Luther among others. Rejoined The Christians in 2011 (to a rapturous welcome).


Our bass player and drummer may vary from gig to gig depending on a number of factors. The talented musicians filling these roles are:



Bobby Kewley (Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals).

Bobby ("the funniest man in rock") is a Christians' veteran having toured with the band many times over the years and who says he's happy to be back in the "ample, welcoming bosom of The Christians". He is renowned for his legendary ear and his even more legendary appetite !



Cliff Watson (Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals).

A mean bass guitarist with great vocals. A dark mysterious character .. who would have thought his CV included dancing in Hot Gossip.



Craig Connet (Drums/Percussion).

Craig is a big personality with a big presence. He previously played with The Christians on tour in 2005 -2006 and since then has worked with Sandi Thom, Joss Stone, Joe Bonamassa, Happy Mondays and many more. At home both in the studio and on stage, his energy and talent make him a valuable member of any band.



Lionel Duke (Drums/Percussion).

Drummers are renowned for being strange but not so with Lionel - a dynamic, dependable, very talented drummer and a really welcome part of the team... feed him and keep him happy and he'll be the best drummer in the world, upset him and you might see 'the dark side'.


Gigs

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light blue - acoustic gigs


Date Venue Location
Oct 01 2020 Jam House Birmingham
Oct 02 2020 Grand Theatre Lancaster
Oct 09 2020 Junction 2 Cambridge
Oct 16 2020 Gorilla Manchester
Oct 17 2020 Sugar Mill Stoke
Oct 23 2020 Oran Mor Glasgow
Oct 24 2020 ARC Stockton
Oct 29 2020 The Old Courts Wigan
Nov 06 2020 The Brook Southampton
Nov 07 2020 Astor Theatre Deal
Nov 12 2020 Sub 89 Reading
Nov 13 2020 Arts Centre Colchester
Nov 14 2020 Under The Bridge London
Nov 29 2020 1886 Lounge Douglas, IoM
Dec 05 2020 Mill Arts Centre Banbury
Dec 11 2020 The Assembly Rooms Tamworth
Dec 18 2020 King George's Hall Blackburn
Dec 19 2020 Clarence Hall Crickhowell
Jan 21 2021 The Stables Wavendon
Jan 29 2021 Holborn Live London
Jan 30 2021 The Rec Rooms Horsham
Feb 19 2021 EPIC Norwich
Feb 20 2021 The Civic Hall Cottingham
Mar 06 2021 Chinnerys Southend
Mar 20 2021 Darvel Festival Ayrshire
Apr 03 2021 Alexander's Live Chester
Apr 09 2021 St John's Church Farncombe
May 08 2021 The Atkinson Southport
May 30 2021 Acapela Studio Cardiff
Jun 05 2021 Wychwood Festival Cheltenham
Jun 12 2021 Bowdon Rooms Altrincham
Jul 10 2021 Chilfest Tring
Jul 24 2021 Rewind Scotland Perth
Aug 08 2021 Rewind North Macclesfield
Aug 22 2021 Rewind South Henley-on-Thames
Sep 24 2021 Peak Cavern Castleton