The Chris Allard Band are playing a series of dates around the UK Autumn 2011, including the International Guitar Festival, which also features such names as Martin Taylor, Midge Ure and Bill Wyman.

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Other dates include a return to Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, gigs at Colchester Arts Centre, The Stables, South Hill Park Theatre. All these dates feature on the GIGS page.

Chris Allard Band are appearing as the Ronnie Scotts All Stars (the Ronnies house band) Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December.

They will then be recording a new album this December, in order to have it ready for their Spring Tour 2012.

It Happens Quietly

Other current news includes the launch of new album It Happens Quietly by Jacqui Dankworth, forthcoming gigs including Ronnie Scott’s and the London Jazz Festival. Chris appeared on BBC Breakfast with Jacqui Dankworth on 4th August, performing one of the songs from the new album just guitar and voice.

October 2011 saw Chris on tour in the UK with great trumpeter Steve Waterman, and then a tour with BBC Big Band featuring the fantastic Ken Peplowski.