A stalwart of the British Country Music Scene since the mid-eighties,Chris first started playing in bands in his teens and after a short stint in engineering switched to Country Music full time. The first Chris Rainbow Band was formed in 1986 . After building up a reputation as a fine singer and performer he left the music business to work in a circus! Making a welcome return to the music scene in 1989 Chris moved to San Jose California to pursue his ambition to write songs,record and perform .For the next four years he played up and down the West Coast as well as finding regular work as a session and demo vocalist for other songwriters. By the end of 1993 Chris was back in the UK and had reformed his band .In his first year playing over 250 dates, something he has continued to do ever since.