Chris Kirkland

This guitar and vocals soloist performs popular music from throughout the decades- genres include Pop, Blues, Country and Reggae, influences from artists such as the Beatles, James Taylor, Elvis, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Greenday, Oasis etc etc. He can perform with guitar only for a subtle background underneath conversation, or if you want something more festive, he performs with a Loop pedal to give you some of the effect of a full band.Chris Kirkland: Bio Chris, who was born and brought up in London, performed in a number of bands in the UK before heading off to New Zealand in 1976 where he joined Wellington Rock ’n’ Roll band “Pogal”. Chris was a member of Pogal for over 20 years and since has performed in Wellington bands, “Eclipse”, “Fuse”, “Badger” and “The Lounge Lads” performing all over New Zealand and the Chatham Islands. Chris has been a professional musician now for over 15 years, with career highlights including performing twice on both television programmes Telethon and TV One’s The Good Morning Show, numerous radio interviews and air time with Eclipse’s CD “On Track”. Highlights of his musical career have been Eclipse opening for The Searchers Concert in Upper Hutt in 2007, and recording the Eclipse CD, “On Track”. Over the last few years Chris has performed many times at Open Mic session’s and acoustic clubs in New Zealand, Australia, Spain and the UK, which has given him the motivation to start performing solo, a new chapter in his life.

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