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
Sep 23 2021 The Jam House Birmingham
Sep 25 2021 Ashbourne Festival Ashbourne
Oct 01 2021 The Old Courts Wigan
Oct 02 2021 Sugar Mill Stoke
Oct 22 2021 Under The Bridge London
Oct 23 2021 The Rec Horsham
Oct 29 2021 Uppermill Civic Hall Oldham
Nov 05 2021 Clarence Hall Crickhowell
Nov 06 2021 Jacs Aberdare
Nov 12 2021 King George's Hall Blackburn
Nov 13 2021 The Hive Winsford
Nov 19 2021 Square Chapel Halifax
Nov 20 2021 The Assembly Rooms Tamworth
Nov 26 2021 The Birdwell Barnsley
Nov 27 2021 ARC Stockton
Dec 03 2021 Haslemere Hall Haslemere
Dec 04 2021 The Flying Fish Ilminster
Dec 09 2021 PRIVATE PARTY London
Dec 10 2021 Astor Theatre Deal
Dec 18 2021 Grand Central Hall Liverpool
Jan 28 2022 Butlin's Skegness
Feb 11 2022 Robin Bilston
Feb 12 2022 Concorde Brighton
Mar 05 2022 The Witchwood Ashton under Lyme
Apr 09 2022 Phoenix Theatre Blyth
Apr 15 2022 Sub89 Reading
Apr 16 2022 Mill Arts Centre Banbury
Apr 23 2022 Alexander's Live Chester
Apr 29 2022 Picturedrome Holmfirth
May 06 2022 The Spring Havant
May 07 2022 PRIVATE PARTY Dorset
May 13 2022 Butlin's Minehead
May 14 2022 Darvel Festival Ayrshire
May 21 2022 South Mill Arts Bishop's Stortford
May 22 2022 EPIC Norwich
Jun 02 2022 Bowdon Rooms Altrincham
Jun 24 2022 Butlin's Bognor
Jul 08 2022 Hammond Theatre Hampton
Jul 09 2022 The Chapel Salisbury
Jul 15 2022 Grand Theatre Lancaster
Jul 22 2022 Peak Cavern Castleton
Sep 10 2022 Acapela Studio Cardiff
Oct 13 2022 The Brindley Runcorn