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 Whitley Bay 2015

Photo courtesy of Carl Chambers

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 Whitley Bay 2015

Photo courtesy of Carl Chambers

The Christians Whitley Bay 2015

Photo courtesy of Carl Chambers

The Christians Band Liverpool

Photo courtesy of Duncan Cowley

The Christians Band

Photo courtesy of Roy Lathwell

The Christians Band

Photo courtesy of Roy Lathwell




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
Apr 01 2017 The Albany Greenock
Apr 07 2017 Theatre Severn Shrewsbury
Apr 22 2017 The Venue Derby
Apr 30 2017 Fruit Hull
May 06 2017 Burnsfest Ayr
May 12 2017 The Haymarket Basingstoke
May 13 2017 Balma France
May 19 2017 VANgollen Llangollen
May 20 2017 Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraiser Magna Centre, Rotherham
May 21 2017 Pub In The Park Marlow
May 27 2017 Happy Days Festival West Molesey
May 27 2017 Half-Moon Putney
June 01 2017 The Jam House Birmingham
June 02 2017 The Live Rooms Chester
June 03 2017 Sodfest 2017 Chipping Sodbury FC
June 10 2017 Keswick Mountain Festival Keswick
June 17 2017 The Atkinson Southport
July 01 2017 Stur Exchange Sturminster Newton
July 08 2017 Priory Park Festival Chichester
July 13 2017 Festival des Mascarets Normandy, France
July 15 2017 Dartford Festival Dartford
July 15 2017 Chiddfest Chiddingly, East Sussex
July 16 2017 FlashPoint Festival Rockingham
July 21 2017 Nuits Des Sud Festival France
July 22 2017 Liverpool International Music Festival Liverpool
July 30 2017 Camp Bestival Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Aug 20 2017 Rewind South Henley-on-Thames
Sept 09 2017 The Met Bury
Sept 16 2017 Acapela Cardiff
Feb 23 2018 Waterfront Theatre Norwich
Apr 14 2018 The Brindley Runcorn
Apr 21 2018 The Brook Southampton