Chris Letcher
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Chris Letcher

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Alternative Adult Contemporary


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The best kept secret in music


"Chris Letcher Press"

Various reviews including inclusion in album of the decade - Various


Still working on that hot first release.



Chris is currently completing a full-length follow up to Frieze, his 2007 album which has made it into two separate lists of the best albums of the last decade -- The Sunday Times published this list ( for 2007) and the Mail & Guardian put two albums Chris Letcher made in their best-of roundup of the decade. Further review can be found here:

The film Chris Letcher scored music to recently, My Black Little Heart, has also received good press in recent months -- the South African Sunday Independent made one of their top films of 2009, along with Oscar best picture nominated District 9. Chris's score has received good notices as well. Chris Letcher is currently scoring director Claire Angelique's follow up film, Place of Bone, scheduled for an international release at the end of this year.

Chris has just finshed the sound track for an adaptation of DH Lawrence for the BBC which will be aired in the spring.

We are all very excited about how the new album is sounding -- from a songwriting perspective it feels by far the strongest record Chris has made, and the arrangements sound fresh and unexpected including bass clarinets, tubas, trombones, kalimba along with the usual rock-type instrumentation seem to suit the songs well. You can here some a montage of rough mixes here:

Chris has recently signed an international publishing agreement with Warner Chappell who are keen to put their weight behind the new songs, and do as much as they can to build on the good press we received for Frieze.

" A lush orchestrated soundtrack in search of a film – you know, something big budget and with lots of expensive crane shots and boyfriends in the rain calling up to their girlfriends illuminated windows. John Cusack needs to hear this" Mike Errico, Senior Editor - Blender Magazine, USA June 2007

"The buzz: This is a truly world-class album: intricate, complex, melodic, ambitious, funny, literate, and so damn listenable it will make you gasp - The truth: Frieze is further proof of the pleasure-potential of the disquieting and disturbed." Guardian UK, June 2007

"Diese Album ist ein hörenswerter Gegenbeweis; Da hat jemand viel gewollt und viel geschafft ". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, August 2007 "Letcher received glowing reviews for his debut solo album, 2007's Frieze, an intricately orchestrated, sincerely sung and often humorous offering" Critics Choice - Time Out London - February 2008

"Forget comfortably cathartic confessions of pop poster boys like James Blunt or James Morrison. A Chris Letcher break up ballad isn't the sacharine suicide sentiment of a Your're Beautiful. Frieze is way more insidious, sincere" -- GQ (April 2007)

"Keenly intelligent, musically dense, utterly memorable" - Billboard / Entertainment 10 - Radiohead: In Rainbows, 9 - CHRIS LETCHER: Frieze, 8 - Baroness: The Red Album, 7 - The Teeth: You're my Lover Now, 6 - Bats For Lashes: Fur for Gold, 5 - Sleepytime Gorilla Museum: In Glorious Times, 4 - Wolves in the Throne Room: Two Hunters, 3 - Grayceon: Grayceon, 2 - Battles: Mirrored, 2 - Jesica Hoop: Kismet. Etan Rosenbloom - Best Album 2007 - Prefix Magazine