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chris wells

Composer      Drummer      Percussionist      Producer

On tour with Ivan Lins

Chris is privileged to be working with iconic Brazilian composer (and friend and mentor) IVAN LINS writing and producing new material and playing drums / percussion

Co-write with legendary Harvey Mason on lastest Fourplay album 

Chris appears (as guest vocalist!) on the new 25th anniversary album "Silver" from US jazz supergroup FOURPLAY, on a track co-wriiten with founding member HARVEY MASON

3 BEAT
featuring Charlie Wood

NEW SOLO ALBUM "3-BEAT" featuring CHARLIE WOOD NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREVIEW & PRE-ORDER.
Recorded at REALWORLD in April 2015 it comprises 13 original tracks, all recorded live... Click on the image for previews of all the tracks and a press release

DrumTracks

Chris is available for sessions which can be recorded remotely, simply by sending backing tracks your audio files, to which he will add drums (and/or percussion) and return to you to continue working on. He has a range of vintage Gretsch, Ludwig, and Slingerland Radio King snares to select from, to combine with a beautiful 1950's Broadcaster kit ... (as well as more modern options, naturally...)

Please get in touch to discuss requirements and to get a quote

PROJECT NUEVO - electro pandeiro

Project Nuevo is a brand new collaborative project based around Chris's studies & experiments with pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine) and effects processing, specifically using Ableton Live. New grooves and sounds will be made available to download for further development, and creators of audio and / or visual content are invited to participate by submitting material (under a Creative Commons licence).

Mobirise

Biography

Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music And Drama, Chris has recorded and performed with Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Carla Bley & Steve Swallow, Robert Plant, Andy Sheppard, Bryn Terffyl, Randy Brecker, Nelson Rangell, John Harle, Charlie Wood, Karl Jenkins, London Sinfonietta, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, John Adams, Rambert Dance Company, Royal Shakespeare Co., as well as on numerous film soundtracks, television and radio broadcasts.

As a composer, Chris's music has been used all over the world by broadcasters (BBC TV, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky, SkySports, National Geographic, History Channel and others), in shows such as CSI, True Hollywood Stories, America's Most Wanted, Late Show and countless others. He has written production music for Universal, BMG, Boosey & Hawkes, Bucks, Abaco, Inspired and Made Up Music.

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