New EP – Dive Bar / Dead Town – Out Now!
Play’n Country & Rock N Roll in most Honkytonks, Dive Bars & Watering Holes
Dive Bar / Dead Town is Chris’s latest EP, it features the 2020 single Jack Daniels & Me, re-recordings of 2015’s Worlds Gone to Shit & 2018’s Betty Don’t along with brand 4 new songs.
Born Christmas Eve 89, in South Derry, Ireland; Chris was raised on a strict diet of Heartland rock & Country music, with artists like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Dwight Yokham, Hal Ketchum & CCR on constant rotation.
Chris’s first love was Rugby, which he played through is teen years, while playing rugby, Chris started learned to play guitar & write songs, and before long he was playing in cover bands in local bars.
Chris’ debut EP, Crazy Bars & Fast Cars, was released in 2015 to acclaim from National press outlets such as Maverick Magazine (hailing Chris’ versatility as an artist) and Downtown Radio who drew particular attention to the EP’s “amazing” second single, ‘Danced in the Dirt.’ The accompanying video, released on June 11th, has garnered further acclaim, debuting at No.4 on CM&T’s international monthly music chart.
This release was followed by the single “Worlds Gone To $h!t” which as well as becoming a live staple drew more acclaim from local press such as ‘Chordblossom’ and ‘Gigging NI’, praising his fresh perspective and willingness to stick to his own brand of country rock.
Another fan favourite “Betty Don’t” was released in 2018 & gained Chris his first play on BBC Radio and was followed by extensive touring throughout Ireland, including festivals & opening slots for Niamh Kavanagh & The Illegals.
Hi Chris Jack Daniels best thing heard locally this year came across you by accident well worth it did Ralph mclean play your stuff ? Wouldn’t mind after lockdown etc running a few gigs you would be ideal did you ever play Co Down before ? Like your covers
Hi ya, glad you like Jack Daniels & Me, no Ralph Mclean hasn’t played my music yet, tho it would be great if he did. Yeah i’d be up for any gigs right now, lol I’ve played in in Kircubbin & Portaferry before, but that was a few years ago.