Chris Allard is a freelance guitarist based in London. He has performed at major festivals and prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s, Nuremberg Festival, Hackney Empire, the O2 London, Midem Festival Cannes, Maison Musique Torino Italy, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Brighton Dome, Edinburgh Festival, Duoro Jazz Festival Portugal, The Royal Festival Hall.
Chris has worked with Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Wood, Gwyneth Herbert, Dave O’Higgins, Dame Cleo Laine, Sir John Dankworth, Jamie Cullum, Mike Walker, Dylan Howe, Steve Furst, Kate Dimbleby, Gwilym Simcock, the BBC Big Band, Steve Waterman to name but a few.
Throughout the whole of 2015 Chris toured with multi-platinum singer Russell Watson, the biggest selling UK classical artist, with more than 80 sell-out concerts. Chris was playing classical, steel-string acoustic and electric guitars, as well as electric bass and mandolin.
Previous recent tours include an arena tour with Il Divo 2014; playing the O2 in London and arenas all over the UK. Also in 2014 Chris toured the UK with trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom, venues including the Royal Albert Hall.
“Great playing…beautiful…a real guitar player” Pat Martino
“One of the great guitarists in this country” Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2
New album: Jupiter Island
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