A native of Melbourne and residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Chris is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University, and works as a drummer, composer, producer, band leader and teacher. Chris performs in a wide variety of settings with a diverse array of musicians, in addition to recording drum sessions for numerous clients.
Current projects include a jazz trio with pianist Pascal Le Boeuf and bassist Jacob Jezioro, which feature both his and Pascal’s original compositions; producing psych pop duo Mirrorphonics that features both him and Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Brian Hall; and rock group Megafauna, their debut EP being recorded by renowned Nashville producer Andy Freeman.
Chris’s Australian trio Refraction, which features Brenton Foster on piano and Jordan Tarento on double bass, has also been a vehicle for his extensive composing for piano trio. They released their debut album As We Were in March 2015 and it was nominated for Best Jazz Album in The Age Music Victoria Awards of that year. Their follow-up recording entitled Inerrant Space was released in May of 2016 and their third album Reimagined was released in June 2017. Their fourth studio recording The Outsider was released in June 2019 with the follow-up EP Three Improvisations released in September 2019.
Chris has also released Pieces, his debut jazz-fusion-groove solo recording which features a variety of guest musicians.
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.