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


Date Venue Location
Jul 07 2018 Bardfest Bardwell, Suffolk
Jul 08 2018 Pub In The Park Tunbridge Wells
Jul 21 2018 Olby's Soul Cafe Margate
Jul 29 2018 Big Day Out Nantwich
Aug 03 2018 Bedford Park Bedford
Aug 16 2018 W-Festival Belgium
Aug 17 2018 Weyfest Farnham
Aug 26 2018 80s/90s Forever Festival Southend-on-Sea
Sep 09 2018 Pub In The Park Knutsford
Sep 14 2018 Cheese & Grain Frome
Sep 15 2018 Acapela Studio Cardiff
Sep 16 2018 Kingskerswell Parish Church Newton Abbot
Sep 22 2018 Grand Theatre Lancaster
Sep 29 2018 Butlins Bognor Regis
Oct 04 2018 Classic Grand Glasgow
Oct 05 2018 The Assembly Aberdeen
Oct 06 2018 Church Dundee
Oct 12 2018 Waterside Arts Sale
Oct 13 2018 Goosfest Cheshire
Oct 20 2018 Canterbury Festival Canterbury
Oct 21 2018 The Mill Arts Centre Banbury
Oct 27 2018 The Civic Hall Cottingham
Dec 13 2018 The Arc Stockton-on-Tees
Mar 01 2019 The Atkinson Southport
May 31 2019 The Coliseum Theatre Aberdare