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Chris A

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Chris A has been performing at weddings, corporate gigs and private parties for well over a decade, as a soloist and part of small to large bands; as such, he has sufficient experience to know that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to clients’ entertainment needs. However, the three musicians featured in the Chris A Trio have most bases covered between them.

  • Entertainment:
    Acoustic with Vocals, Backing Tracks with Vocals, Duos and Trios, Instrumental Music, Jazz Duos, Live Music, Musician Singers, Solo Musicians
  • City:
    Sydney
  • Size:
    1-3

Audio Samples

  • Closer
  • Broadway
  • If I Anit
  • Brain
  • Just The Way
  • Sailing

Video Samples

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  • Chris Atkinson | Vocal Trio
  • Chris Atkinson | Sax Trio
  • Chris Atkinson | Duo
  • Chris Atkinson | Solo

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Acoustic Guitar & Vocal

3am (Third Eye Blind) – G

Africa (Toto) – B

All Night Long (Lionel Richie) – G

All Of Me (John Legend) – Em

American Pie (Don McLean) – G

Another Day In Paradise (Phil Collins) – F#m

April Sun In Cuba (Dragon) – A

Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz) – Em

Attention (Charlie Puth) – C#m

Bad Moon Rising (CCR) – D

Best Of My Love (Eagles) – C

Better Be Home Soon (Crowded House) – C

Better Together (Jack Johnson) – F

Betterman (Pearl Jam) – D

Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) – C#m

Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) – G

Budapest (George Ezra) – F

Burn Your Name (Powerfinger) – A

Change The World (Eric Clapton) – E

Cosmic Girl (Jamiroquai) – C#m

Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) – Am

Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones) – A

Don’t Stop The Music (Rihanna) – Em

Drift Away (Dobie Gray) – C

Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor) – A

Faith (George Michael) – B

Flame Trees (Chisel) – C

Forget You (Ceelo Green) – C

Free Falling (John Mayer) – F

Get Back (Beatles) – G

Get Lucky (Daft Punk) – Bm

Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac) – E

Happy (Pharell Williams) – E

Heard It Thru Grapevine (Marvin Gaye) – Am

Hey Jude (Beatles) – E

Hey Soul Sister (Train) – C#

High & Dry (Radiohead) – E

Ho Hey (Lumineers) – C

Home (Philip Phillips) – C

Horses (Darryl Braithwaite) – A

I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash) – B

I Feel It Coming (The Wkend) – C

I Need A Dollar (Aloe Blacc) – Am

I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) – Am

I’ll Be (Edwin McCain) – Bb

I’m A Believer – A

I’m Yours (Jason Mraz) – B

Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers) – Em

Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars) – D

Khe Sanh (Chisel) – G

Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flak) – Em

Kiss (Prince) – A

La Bamba (Richie Valens) – C

Life Is A Highway (Rascal Flatts) – E

Lightning Crashes (Live) – B

Listen To The Music (Doobie Bros) – E

Living On A Prayer (Bon Jovi) – Em

Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars) – Bm

Lonely Boy (Black Keys) – E

Looking Out My Back Door (CCR) – A

Lovely Day (Bill Withers) – B

Lover Lover (Sonia Dada) – B

Maggie May (Rod Stewart) – D

Marry Me (Train) – C

Message To My Girl (Split Enz) – B

Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5) – Bm

Mustang Sally (Commitments) – B

My Girl (Temptations) – C

My Happiness (Powderfinger) – C

No Such Thing (John Mayer) – E

Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison) – A

Raise Your Glass (Pink) – E

Riptide (Vance Joy) – D

Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley) – A

Rocket Man (Elton John) – G

Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) – F#

Royals (Lorde) – B

Run To Paradise (Choirboys) – G

Save Tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry) – Am

Saw Her Standing There (Beatles) – E

Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye) – D

Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran) – Bm

Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder) – E

Sitting On Dock Of Bay (Otis Redding) – G

Smooth (Santana) – Am

Somebody Like You (Keith Urban) – E

Somebody Told Me (Killers) – A

Somebody Used To Know (Gotye) – Am

Steal My Kisses (Ben Harper) – G

Still Haven’t Found (U2) – Bb

Stuck In The Middle (Steelers Wheel) – D

Sunday Morning (Maroon 5) – C

Sunsets (Powderfinger) – A

Superstition (Stevie Wonder) – Em

Taylor (Jack Johnson) – C

Tenerife Sea (Ed Sheeran) – G

The Gambler (Kenny Rogers) – G

The Scientist (Coldplay) – C#m

Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran) – D

Throw Your Arms (Hunters Collectors) – E

Time Of Your Life (Green Day) – G

Tiny Dancer (Elton John) – C

Tip Of My Tongue (Diesel) – B

To Her Door (Paul Kelly) – G

Treasure (Bruno Mars) – C

Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars) – Dm

Valerie (Amy Winehouse) – D

Viva La Vida (Coldplay) – A

Waiting On The World to Change (John Mayer) – D

Wake Me Up (Avicii) – Am

Wasn’t Expecting That (Jamie Lawson) – G

What About Me (Moving Pictures) – G

Wicked Game (Chris Isaac) – Bm

Wild World (Cat Stevens) – Am

Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) – G

Wonderwall (Oasis) – F#m

Yellow (Coldplay) – Bb

You Gotta Be (Desiree) – B

You’ve Lost Loving Feeling (Righteous Bros) – B

Your Song (Elton John) – D

Jazz / Swing (with backing)

All Blues

All Of Me

All The Things You Are

Almost Like Being In Love

Autumn Leaves

Beyond The Sea

Billie’s Bounce

Blue Moon

Body & Soul

Cantaloupe Island

Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me

Embraceable You

Feel Like Making Love

Fly Me To The Moon

Girl From Ipanema

L-O-V-E

Misty

My Foolish Heart

My Little Suede Shoes

My Romance

Night & Day

Satin Doll

So What

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Summertime

Take Five

This Masquerade

Unforgettable

The Way You Look Tonight

 

Pop / Easy Listening (with backing)

Ain’t No Sunshine

Back At One

Beautiful In My Eyes

Better Together

Come Away With Me

Desperado

Don’t Know Why

Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Drift Away

Drive

Englishman In New York

Fields Of Gold

Fire & Rain

Have I Told You Lately

Hey Jude

High & Dry

Home

Hotel California

How Deep Is Your Love

How Sweet It Is

I Can’t Make You Love Me

I’m Feeling Good

If I Ain’t Got You

If I Only Had A Brain

Imagine

Jessie

Just The Two Of Us

Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)

Lady In Red

Let’s Stay Together

Lying Eyes

Making Memories Of Us

My Girl

New Kid In Town

Next Year, Baby

No Such Thing

Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You

Piano Man

Reminiscing

Rock With You

Rocket Man

Sailing

Saturday In The Park

She Will Be Loved

Stand By Me

Tiny Dancer

Turn Me On

Whisper Your Name

Why Georgia

Wish You Were Here

Wonderful Tonight

You Don’t Know Me

You’ve Got A Friend

Your Song

Medium to upbeat (with backing)

1999

500 Miles

All Night Long

Almost Like Being In Love

Bad Case Of Loving You

Better Man

Brown Eyed Girl

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Everything

Faith

Give Me The Night

Happy

Hey Ya

How Sweet It Is

I Feel Good (I Got You)

I’m A Believer

I Want You To Want Me

Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)

Jump Jive & Wail

Khe Sanh

Kiss

La Bamba

Land Down Under
Love Is In The Air

Moondance

Mustang Sally

My Girl

Need You Tonight

Never Gonna Give You Up

New York, New York

Oh What A Night (December 1963)

On Broadway
Pretty Woman

Rock Around The Clock

Save The Last Dance

Shake Your Tailfeather

She’s A Lady

Signed Sealed Delivered

Smooth

Somebody Like You

Stuck In The Middle With You

Summer Of ‘69

Superstition

Sway

That’s All Right Mama

The Way You Make Me Feel

What I Like About You

Trio Repertoire

Africa (Toto) – B

All Night Long (Lionel Richie) – G

All Of Me (John Legend) – Em

American Pie (Don McLean) – G

Another Day In Paradise (Phil Collins) – F#m

April Sun In Cuba (Dragon) – A

Are U Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz) – Em

Attention (Charlie Puth) – C#m

Bad Moon Rising (CCR) – D

Best Of My Love (Eagles) – C

Better Be Home Soon (Crowded House) – C

Better Together (Jack Johnson) – F

Betterman (Pearl Jam) – D

Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) – C#m

Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison) – G

Budapest (George Ezra) – F

Burn Your Name (Powerfinger) – A

Change The World (Eric Clapton) – E

Cosmic Girl (Jamiroquai) – C#m

Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) – Am

Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones) – A

Don’t Stop The Music (Rihanna) – Em

Drift Away (Dobie Gray) – C

Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor) – A

Faith (George Michael) – B

Flame Trees (Chisel) – C

Forget You (Ceelo Green) – C

Free Falling (John Mayer) – F

Get Back (Beatles) – G

Get Lucky (Daft Punk) – Bm

Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac) – E

Happy (Pharell Williams) – E

Heard It Thru Grapevine (Marvin Gaye) – Am

Hey Jude (Beatles) – E

Hey Soul Sister (Train) – C#

High & Dry (Radiohead) – E

Ho Hey (Lumineers) – C

Home (Philip Phillips) – C

Horses (Darryl Braithwaite) – A

I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash) – B

I Feel It Coming (The Wkend) – C

I Need A Dollar (Aloe Blacc) – Am

I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) – Am

I’ll Be (Edwin McCain) – Bb

I’m A Believer – A

I’m Yours (Jason Mraz) – B

Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers) – Em

Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars) – D

Khe Sanh (Chisel) – G

Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flak) – Em

Kiss (Prince) – A

La Bamba (Richie Valens) – C

Life Is A Highway (Rascal Flatts) – E

Lightning Crashes (Live) – B

Listen To The Music (Doobie Bros) – E

Living On A Prayer (Bon Jovi) – Em

Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars) – Bm

Lonely Boy (Black Keys) – E

Looking Out My Back Door (CCR) – A

Lovely Day (Bill Withers) – B

Lover Lover (Sonia Dada) – B

Maggie May (Rod Stewart) – D

Marry Me (Train) – C

Message To My Girl (Split Enz) – B

Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5) – Bm

Mustang Sally (Commitments) – B

My Girl (Temptations) – C

My Happiness (Powderfinger) – C

No Such Thing (John Mayer) – E

Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison) – A

Raise Your Glass (Pink) – E

Riptide (Vance Joy) – D

Rock Around The Clock (Bill Haley) – A

Rocket Man (Elton John) – G

Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits) – F#

Royals (Lorde) – B

Run To Paradise (Choirboys) – G

Save Tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry) – Am

Saw Her Standing There (Beatles) – E

Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye) – D

Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran) – Bm

Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder) – E

Sitting On Dock Of Bay (Otis Redding) – G

Smooth (Santana) – Am

Somebody Like You (Keith Urban) – E

Somebody Told Me (Killers) – A

Somebody Used To Know (Gotye) – Am

Steal My Kisses (Ben Harper) – G

Still Haven’t Found (U2) – Bb

Stuck In The Middle (Steelers Wheel) – D

Sunday Morning (Maroon 5) – C

Sunsets (Powderfinger) – A

Superstition (Stevie Wonder) – Em

Taylor (Jack Johnson) – C

Tenerife Sea (Ed Sheeran) – G

The Gambler (Kenny Rogers) – G

The Scientist (Coldplay) – C#m

Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran) – D

Throw Your Arms (Hunters Collectors) – E

Time Of Your Life (Green Day) – G

Tiny Dancer (Elton John) – C

Tip Of My Tongue (Diesel) – B

To Her Door (Paul Kelly) – G

Treasure (Bruno Mars) – C

Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars) – Dm

Valerie (Amy Winehouse) – D

Viva La Vida (Coldplay) – A

Waiting On World to Change (John Mayer) – D

Wake Me Up (Avicii) – Am

Wasn’t Expecting That (Jamie Lawson) – G

What About Me (Moving Pictures) – G

Wicked Game (Chris Isaac) – Bm

Wild World (Cat Stevens) – Am

Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) – G

Wonderwall (Oasis) – F#m

Yellow (Coldplay) – Bb

You Gotta Be (Desiree) – B

You’ve Lost Loving Feeling (Righteous Bros) – B

Your Song (Elton John) – D

Biography

Chris A has been performing at weddings, corporate gigs and private parties for well over a decade, as a soloist and part of small to large bands; as such, he has sufficient experience to know that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to clients’ entertainment needs. However, the three musicians featured in the Chris A Trio have most bases covered between them.

Chris performs regularly as a solo guitar/vocalist, with the wonderful point of difference that he is a truly amazing saxophonist. As a soloist he switches between guitar & vocals and playing sax / singing over pre-recorded backings. He has an impressively wide-ranging repertoire from jazz & swing to Top 40 and classic hits. Of course, backings aren’t anything like as good as actual musicians… but they get the job done when space or budget is limited.

The Chris A Duo adds Tim Wilson on bass, guitar and backing vocals. A fellow multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Tim and Chris essentially have two unique lineups available: Chris on sax & Tim on guitar, where we specialise in classy renditions of popular tunes (with the option of sticking to jazz standards if that’s your thing); or Chris on guitar/vocals and Tim on bass/vocals, opening up all the usual guitar/vocal repertoire with the added benefit of Tim on bass & harmonies.

The Trio adds Luke Thatcher on drums & percussion – and, like the duo, is essentially two bands in one. Luke will play cajon (hand percussion) for the quieter sets where Tim and I stick to guitar and sax; for a bigger, more typical covers band sound, we go to vocals, guitar, bass and drums; this is the lineup for performing dance sets to crowds large or small.

Chris, a brilliant performer in his own right, deliberately hand-picked Tim & Luke for his trio years ago in the knowledge that they’re the best in the biz at what they do and, like Chris, they’re also a delight to work with! Chris & the lads can help provide a variety of superb entertainment options to any crowd, whatever their tastes.

Testimonials

Just wanted to say thank you for introducing Chris to us. He is extremely talented. I would absolutely recommend him and rebook him.
Thanks for your help
Cheers

M. Holdsowrth

Just a quick email to say thank you to you and Chris Atkinson for entertaining us on Saturday night at Banjo Patersons. We all had a fabulous time and we have received lots of great feedback from our friends saying how good you both were so many thanks once again, we really appreciated the huge effort you both put in to make it such a successful evening.
We will also remember you for our next celebration! Great job thank you!

Liz & Bill

Hi Richard / Steve,

I would just like to thank you for helping us organise “Chris Atkinson” for our wedding in January, They were such a great band and they made our night such an enjoyable one. We would have no hesitation in getting these guys again or recommending them to friends! The song they learnt for our first dance, sounded amazing, just like we had imagined and we just wanted to express to you how happy we were with them!!!!!

Thanks again!!

Jodie & Steve White

We wanted to thank you for providing us with the wonderful Chris Atkinson. He now has a fan base that consists of my friends and family! He was just perfect for the 60 people crowd and truly created the atmosphere at the restaurant with his awesome voice and his sax and guitar. He was just perfect! Since my wedding day is something I will always remember, I wanted to thank you so very much for making it absolutely perfect in giving us the right person for it.

S.Raghu

Hi Steven, Just to say that we were really happy with the Chris Atkinson Trio. They did an excellent job and I would not hesitate to recommend them for the future.

T.O’Malley