The Christians Band

Photo courtesy of Sharon Foley

The Christians Band

Photo courtesy of Sharon Foley

The Christians Spain 2015

Photo courtesy of Rafa Abia Rodriguez

The Christians Band

Photo courtesy of Sharon Foley

The Christians Band

Photo courtesy of Sharon Foley

Garry Christian France 2015

Photo courtesy of Olivier Trillaud

The Christians Band

Photo courtesy of Sharon Foley

The Christians Band

Photo courtesy of Sharon Foley

The Christians Band

Photo courtesy of Sharon Foley

The Christians Band Liverpool

Photo courtesy of Duncan Cowley

The Christians Band

Photo courtesy of Roy Lathwell

The Christians Band

Photo courtesy of Sharon Foley




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


light blue - acoustic gigs


Triple Header 80's Tour With Midge Ure And Altered Images

Oct 17 2017 New Theatre Oxford
Oct 18 2017 Swan Theatre High Wycombe
Oct 19 2017 Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone
Oct 20 2017 The Embassy Skegness
Oct 22 2017 Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh
Oct 23 2017 Caird Hall Dundee
Oct 24 2017 The Sage Gateshead
Oct 25 2017 Opera House Manchester
Oct 27 2017 Orchard Theatre Dartford
Oct 28 2017 The Anvil Basingstoke
Oct 29 2017 City and Memorial Hall Sheffield
Oct 31 2017 Victoria Theatre Halifax
Nov 01 2017 Opera House Buxton
Nov 02 2017 Town Hall Birmingham
Nov 03 2017 Grand Opera House York
Nov 04 2017 Southport Theatre Southport
Nov 05 2017 Grand Theatre Blackpool
Nov 07 2017 Shepherds Bush Empire London
Nov 08 2017 Princess Theatre Torquay
Nov 09 2017 Guildhall Theatre Portsmouth
Nov 10 2017 City Hall Salisbury
Nov 11 2017 Hall For Cornwall Truro
Nov 14 2017 Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
Nov 15 2017 Devonshire Theatre Eastbourne
Nov 17 2017 The Alban Arena St Albans

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Dec 01 2017 Butlins Bognor
Dec 09 2017 Q Factory Amsterdam
Dec 16 2017 Hampton Pool Concerts London
Feb 10 2018 Academy 2 Dublin
Feb 16 2018 Mechanics Burnley
Feb 23 2018 Waterfront Theatre Norwich
Feb 24 2018 Town Hall Selby
Apr 06 2018 Old Market Hove
Apr 07 2018 Kenton Theatre Henley-on-Thames
Apr 14 2018 The Brindley Runcorn
Apr 21 2018 The Brook Southampton
Apr 28 2018 MECA Swindon
Sep 15 2018 Acapela Studio Cardiff
Sep 22 2018 Grand Theatre Lancaster