Chris Cawthray

Chris Cawthray

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandAlternativeJazz

Adventurous, outrageous and contagious surf-inspired roots/jazz/rock. A power trio with the hands of a surgeon and the feet of a dancer. The perfect band for clubs, festivals, dive bars, and tiki shacks.

Biography

Adventurous, outrageous and contagious surf-inspired roots/jazz/rock.

A power trio with the hands of a surgeon and the feet of a dancer.

Formed in 2004, the Chris Cawthray Trio (CC3) is out on the road on their way to their 1000th gig. The lineup surrounding Chris Cawthray on drums has changed over the years but the spirit has never wavered; real music that moves the players and the listeners. Groove over grandstanding, funk over fashion.
Some might call the loose, improvisational style "jazz" but the elements add up to so much more than that. Surf guitar, funky drums, exotica harmonies and inspired covers of Wilco, Bjork, Dylan, Milton Nascimento and more combine with Chris Cawthray's original songs to deliver an engaging mix of music for your head, heart and feet. The trio has toured in Canada and the Eastern USA and has no plans of stopping: clubs, theatres, galleries, festivals, house concerts, dive bars, tiki shacks, they hit them all.
The current CC3 features Chris Cawthray on drums, keys and vocals, New York City guitarist Rob Price (previously of Dim Sum Clip Job, and a solo performer in his own right) and San Francisco/NYC jetsetter Lucio Menegon (The Bodice Rippers, Reverend Screaming Fingers) on bass. Their new EP of original music, “the known world” will be released digitally on Cawthray's label, Coagulated International in February 2011, with touring to follow. For more information: www.chriscawthray.com

Discography

cc1009 - the known world (2011)
cc1008 - improvised roots (2009)
cc1005 - (pamplemousse) (2007)

all available at iTunes, emusic, Amazon, and other digital retailers.