Bio

Chris ‘KEATS.’ describes music making as “better than” therapy. 

The Brighton born, 21st century folk raconteur and world traveller writes songs to heal both his audience and himself. He is a solo singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist inspired by his harmonica-playing grandfather. 

Following Chris’ mother’s suicide he promised himself he would work every single day to be a better guitarist, singer, songwriter and human being. He has never looked back. 

Citing Damien Rice, Ray Lamontagne, Ben Howard and Neil Young as his major influences, he is backed predominantly on guitar, describing his songwriting as a “natural process” turning his “stream of consciousness into melodies.” 

Chris’ music has been described as having a “deep beauty to it, a simplicity that is poignant and has a reflective feel, far from urban life.” 

He has organised charity concerts for The Umbrella Foundation (an orphanage in Nepal), Acid Survivors Trust International (assisting those affected by acid attacks), the Campaign Against Living Miserably (a suicide prevention charity) and RISE UK (a domestic abuse charity). 

Chris released a cover of ‘LIVE FOREVER’ by Oasis for National Suicide Prevention Month in September ’20. A song called ‘LOVE IS SO SIMPLE’ in November ’20 for RISE UK, a domestic abuse charity based in Brighton and his third single ‘HEART GROWS COLDER’ in January ’21. 

His new single ‘YEARS & YEARS’ is due for release this February. Sally Cranham, Chris’ long-term vocal collaborator again dedicated her time and talent to the record. 

Why now? 

YEARS & YEARS is released this February as it marks the anniversary of the death of his friend, Jimmy, who the song is written about.

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LIVE FOREVER

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Chris releases his debut single, a cover of Oasis’ Live Forever, in conjunction with The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a leading UK movement against suicide. Chris describes this record as a Pro-Life, Anti-Suicide anthem. Both Chris’ mother and grandmother died by suicide so this campaign comes from the heart.

Why now?

Chris will be using this record to raise awareness of National Suicide Prevention Month, National Suicide Prevention Week (6th – 12th in the US) and September 10th being World Suicide Prevention Day. The single will be used as a platform to educate and inform people about the devastating impact suicide has on individuals, families and communities and how we can work together to achieve a zero suicide global society. 10% of the net profits of the record will be donated to CALM.

Join the movement at;

https://www.thecalmzone.net/
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