About The Band
Chris English has opened shows for Hall and Oates, The Doobie Brothers, The Psychedelic Furs and The Smithereens. During his years at Virgin Records he worked with acts such as INXS, Don Was, The Clash's Joe Strummer and Ziggy Marley. He has also had the opportunity to work with R.E.M. producer Don Dixon, David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails. A media Producer/Director by day, Chris has shot video for CNN, MTV and CMT and has worked on films with Reese Witherspoon, Beau Bridges, Helen Hunt and Diane Keaton.
Chris plays the piano, guitar, bass, drums, banjo, mandolin and electric sitar. His debut CD Dreamtown was released in December 2008 on SideBMusic and features guitar-driven, melodic pop and haunting ballads with lushly-layered guitar arrangements reminiscent of early Genesis, Steely Dan and XTC. Chris composed, arranged, performed and mixed Dreamtown at his home studio in Charlotte, North Carolina.
During his college years and as his cultural tastes evolved, Chirs discovered Todd Rundgren, a musician and producer with whom he shares a strong artistic connection. Rundgren's influence can be heard on the Dreamtown track "I Can Take It", a song that might also have fit snugly on XTC's Rundgren-produced classic Skylarking album. Chris continues to strive for pop perfection without compromising at any level.