|29/06/13 http://www.chrisallard.co.uk/gigs/||Charlie Wood||Charlie Wood in Wavendon, Milton Keynes||The Stables|
|Time: 11:30am. Address: Stockwell Lane.|
|05/07/13 http://www.chrisallard.co.uk/gigs/||Chris Allard Band||Chris Allard Band in London||The Forge|
|Time: 7:30pm. Album Launch Gig|
|06/07/13 http://www.chrisallard.co.uk/gigs/||Jacqui Dankworth||Jacqui Dankworth in Harrogate||Harrogate International Festival|
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Award-winning guitarist Chris Allard is the first choice of many top artists, and has performed at major festivals and prestigious venues around the world, including the Barbican Centre, Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s, Nuremberg Festival, Hackney Empire, Midem Festival Cannes, Maison Musique Torino Italy, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Giverny Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Duoro Jazz Festival Portugal, The Royal Festival Hall.
Chris has worked with Jacqui Dankworth, Tim Garland, John Helliwell (Supertramp), Gwyneth Herbert, Dave O’Higgins, Dame Cleo Laine, Sir John Dankworth, Carleen Anderson, Paul Roberts (The Stranglers), Jamie Cullum, Mike Walker, Dylan Howe, Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd), Steve Furst, Charlie Wood, Madeline Bell, Gwilym Simcock, the BBC Big Band, Ken Peplowski, to name but a few.
TV appearances include performing live on Children in Need, BBC Breakfast and the Paul O’Grady Show with Jacqui Dankworth, with whom he has also appeared on BBC radio many times. Others include Friday Night is Music Night with Gwyneth Herbert and The BBC Concert Orchestra. In august 2010 Chris was a featured guest on Solar Radio, Los Angeles California, talking about album Open Spaces and playing live in the studio. September 2012 Chris performed with Madeline Bell and the BBC Big Band at the BBC Radio 2 Proms in Hyde Park London to over 42000 people.
He is also a bandleader; and the Chris Allard Band have played numerous festivals and respected venues in the UK and in Europe, including the International Guitar Festival, Ronnie Scott’s, Bonington Theatre, Maison Musique Torino Italy, and have had press and radio-play as far afield as Portugal and Los Angeles. Last album Open Spaces received critical acclaim including Four Stars in Guitarist. See Chris Allard band page.
“One of the great guitarists in this country” Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2