Chris is a Leeds based singer songwriter who offers fantastic versions of some of the best popular music from the last 60 years. He grew up during the brit pop era listening to artists such as Oasis and Blur. Chris, a south-paw, first picked up a right handed guitar and began to learn upside down. Encouraged through his fathers love for music, he was introduced from a very early age to artists such as The Beatles, The Kinks, Rolling Stones and many more.
His interest in music continued throughout his education forming school bands, it was during this time that he began writing his own material.
By the age of 28 Chris had been part of the music scene with many different bands having had the most success with The Good Die Young.
The Good Die Young were formed in 2004 with Chris on lead vocals, guitar and piano. The band gained media interest within their first year and backed by management they toured extensively supporting many established acts including The Charlatans, Shed Seven, The Seahorses (Chris Helme) and The Twang. After releasing their EP, they played their last gig together at Bingley Festival and the band went their separate ways.
Chris continued to perform as a solo artist and released his first solo album, ‘99c Dreams’ in May 2010.
On 20th August 2012 Chris released his single ‘Our time’ with all proceeds being donated to ‘Cancer Research UK’. The music video starred Bill Ward (Coronation Street) and Sam Cunningham (Hollyoaks)
The single was well received and plugged by various names in the acting and music industry, during October 2012 the video featured on the Official Coldplay website.
The single can be purchased through iTunes on the following link; https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/our-time-single/id547254439
During November 2011 – March 2012 Chris played at various resorts around the French Alps. This is where he first began playing cover songs. The trip lead to him having a large repertoire of great songs and experience working with all types of audiences for cover gigs.
Upon his return to the UK, he set out to create a functions band that were different from many available. A band that kept clear from the typical ‘cheesy’ and ‘Fake American style singing’
He spent time choosing excellent musicians, which gives Chris Stocks & The Guardians the quality and professionalism that people want when booking a band
Chris is available to perform solo acoustic, as a duo and full band for conferences, weddings, parties and other functions playing cover songs or original material. He can also arrange play lists for DJ’ing following his sets.