Category: music

Singing and acting with Sir Ian McKellen…

Sir Ian McKellen and Chris Tavener star in a new short film. Made for the benefit of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital I am extremely excited to present: The Meteor and The Moon. My collaboration with Sir Ian McKellen and Great Ormond Street Hospital.I was asked to write a song based on ideas from children at the hospital,which would […]

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The Top Ten Best British Comedy Musicians

If there are two things that the British do impeccably well, it’s music and comedy. (And they always find a way to use the word “impeccably”…) When these two talents are married, it’s a union that sees our little island standing among the best in the world for comedy music. As a satirical songwriter myself, […]

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The Grand Tour - Second Times A Charm

The Grand tour – second time’s a charm

Irish Tour Announcement – See below for more information. Chris and Joel are off to meet the Irish I’m so excited to tell you that ‘The Grand Tour’ is back for part two!Singer-songwriter Joel Gardner and I are back in the boat and this time we’re off to Ireland and Northern Ireland. For a full list of gigs […]

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“It’s just getting that lucky break isn’t it?”: A misconception about the music industry

It’s usually followed by “have you tried X Factor?” But that’s for another discussion… While I completely respect the sentiment behind this statement, I find it problematic for a few reasons. It fails to notice a change in the way the music industry now works and can actually hinder a musician’s progress. I think I […]

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Bottle It Up by Chris Tavener

Bottle it up – CHARITY SINGLE FOR CALM

“Cause I Bottle It Up Man…”

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