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 21 2021 The Stables Wavendon
Jan 29 2021 Holborn Live London
Jan 30 2021 The Rec Rooms Horsham
Feb 12 2021 Grand Theatre Lancaster
Feb 19 2021 EPIC Norwich
Feb 20 2021 The Civic Hall Cottingham
Mar 05 2021 Sub 89 Reading
Mar 06 2021 Chinnerys Southend
Mar 14 2021 1886 Bar Grill Douglas, IoM
Mar 20 2021 Darvel Festival Ayrshire
Mar 27 2021 Sugar Mill Stoke
Apr 03 2021 Alexander's Live Chester
Apr 04 2021 The Old Courts Wigan
Apr 10 2021 Mill Arts Centre Banbury
Apr 16 2021 King George's Hall Blackburn
Apr 17 2021 ARC Stockton
May 01 2021 Astor Theatre Deal
May 08 2021 The Atkinson Southport
May 22 2021 The Birdwell Barnsley
May 28 2021 The Assembly Rooms Tamworth
May 29 2021 Clarence Hall Crickhowell
May 30 2021 Acapela Studio Cardiff
Jun 04 2021 Under The Bridge London
Jun 05 2021 Wychwood Festival Cheltenham
Jun 12 2021 Bowdon Rooms Altrincham
Jun 18 2021 Uppermill Civic Hall Oldham
Jun 19 2021 Riva Showbar Preston
Jul 03 2021 Sittingbourne Festival Sittingbourne
Jul 10 2021 (aft) Chilfest Tring
Jul 10 2021 (eve) Somerstock Somerton
Jul 11 2021 Cornbury Festival Great Tew, Oxfordshire
Jul 23 2021 Oran Mor Glasgow
Jul 24 2021 Rewind Scotland Perth
Aug 08 2021 Rewind North Macclesfield
Aug 14 2021 W Fest Belgium
Aug 22 2021 Rewind South Henley-on-Thames
Sep 24 2021 Peak Cavern Castleton
Dec 03 2021 Haslemere Hall Haslemere