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
Jan 25 2020 The Brindley Runcorn
Feb 07 2020 The Village Hall Ravenshead
Mar 06 2020 Playhouse Whitley Bay
Mar 14 2020 Square Chapel Arts Centre Halifax
Mar 21 2020 Darvel Music Festival Darvel, Ayrshire
Mar 27 2020 The Stables Wavendon
Mar 28 2020 EPIC Norwich
Apr 10 2020 The Civic Hall Cottingham
Apr 25 2020 King George's Hall Blackburn
May 08 2020 The Rec Rooms Horsham
May 09 2020 Chinnerys Southend
May 22 2020 W Fest Belgium
May 29 2020 Clarence Hall Crickhowell
May 30 2020 Mill Arts Centre Banbury
May 31 2020 Sub 89 Reading
Jun 05 2020 The Old Courts Wigan
Jun 06 2020 Alexander's Live Chester
Jun 27 2020 The Assembly Rooms Tamworth
Jul 04 2020 Chilfest Tring
Sep 12 2020 Acapela Studio Cardiff
Sep 25 2020 St John's Church Farncombe
Oct 01 2020 Jam House Birmingham
Oct 02 2020 Grand Theatre Lancaster
Oct 03 2020 The Atkinson Southport
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 30 2020 Artrix Bromsgrove
Nov 06 2020 The Brook Southampton
Nov 07 2020 Astor Theatre Deal
Nov 13 2020 Arts Centre Colchester
Nov 14 2020 Under The Bridge London