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
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
Mar 11 2018 Cape Town South Africa
Apr 06 2018 Old Market Hove
Apr 07 2018 Kenton Theatre Henley-on-Thames
Apr 13 2018 The Flowerpot Derby
Apr 14 2018 The Brindley Runcorn
Apr 21 2018 The Brook Southampton
Apr 22 2018 Spring Arts Centre Havant
Apr 28 2018 MECA Swindon

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Double Header Tour With Hue & Cry

May 18 2018 William Ashton Hall Wrexham
May 19 2018 LiVe Preston
May 20 2018 Oakengates Theatre Telford
May 25 2018 Warehouse 23 Wakefield
May 26 2018 Club Academy Manchester
May 27 2018 ULU London

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May 27 2018 Mello Festival Hanley Castle, Worcs
Aug 16 2018 W-Festival Belgium
Sep 15 2018 Acapela Studio Cardiff
Sep 22 2018 Grand Theatre Lancaster