The Chris Holland All Stars

Chris Holland took up the piano at the age of seven. Recording his first song, “It’s Getting Late”, when he was just twelve, he used a vintage four-track reel to reel handed down from his elder brother Jools and his then band, Squeeze. By his early teens while still at school, Holland formed his own band, B Sharp, playing mainly organ and singing. The band made their first television debut when they were spotted by Mick Robinson for a new TV show at the BBC. Holland left school at the age of 16 to tour extensively around the country for a couple of years, before being signed to Miles Copeland III’s I.R.S. Records label, releasing two singles: “While The Going’s Good” (produced by Dennis Herring, who has produced Elvis Costello and Ben Folds), and “Tell Me Straight” (produced by Pascal Gabriel, the producer of S-Express, Inspiral Carpets and EMF).

In between working on his own music he has continued to tour, record and write with various other artists including Green On Red, Squeeze, Stereophonics, Paul Weller and Paul Carrack Tom Jones, Ethan Johns. Holland has also played electronic organ, recorded and written for Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

The band also includes Seamus (Hammond organ) who has played with Iggy Pop and Paul Weller, and Phil (Sax) and Dave (Bass) who Chris met whilst performing with the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, as well as Siobhan Parr, who has collaborated with the likes of Grand Drive, Evan Dando and Alabama 3, who all fell for her rich, emotive vocal talent.

New Cross Inn proudly present:
The Chris Holland All Stars
Plus guests

Sunday 4th February 2018
£15 advance –

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