A native of Melbourne and a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and Monash University, Chris works in a variety of settings and projects as a drummer, composer, producer and/or leader.
The piano trio Refraction, of which he leads and which also features Brenton Foster on piano and Jordan Tarento on double bass, released their debut album As We Were last year and it was nominated as a finalist in the top five of The Age Music Victoria Awards 2015 for Best Jazz Album. Their follow-up album Inerrant Space was released in May 2016 and their third album Reimagined was released in June this year.
In 2015 Chris released Pieces, his debut jazz-fusion-groove solo recording which features a variety of guest musicians including Brenton Foster, Kit Riley, Chris Bieniek, Dave Tweedie, Marty Holoubek and Sarah Wallace.
As part of fusion trio EQ, Chris along with guitarist Chris Bieniek and bassist Kit Riley have released two recordings – the self-titled debut in 2007 and its follow-up To Speak in 2012. Both albums were released on the previously active Australian jazz-fusion label Vorticity Music.
Chris also plays with alt. country singer/songwriter Duncan Phillips’ band The Long Stand whose debut album The Wilderness was released in 2016, and with singer/songwriter Monique Brumby.