Chris Townsend
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Chris Townsend

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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What Are You Waiting For EP (2006)
Copenhagen Album (2008)



23-year-old singer/songwriter Chris Townsend has just finished recording his debut album with top producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Opshop, Catatonia).

Since early 2006 when he supported chart toppers The Feeling he has played shows all over the UK taking in the cities of Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Southampton, London, Oxford and Cambridge and culminating in a 3 night sold-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2007. He also played a number of concerts in Copenhagen, Denmark during a six-month stay there between August 2006 and January 2007.

Townsends songs explore the classic themes of love, life, loss and regret but these now have an added originality with the use of effects pedals, creating drumbeats, bass and lead lines and vocal harmonies live onstage around his acoustic guitar and vocals to create an ethereal and dramatic sound; similar to that of Crowded House, The Verve and Coldplay with further comparisons being drawn from the likes of multi-platinum US artists Gavin Degraw, John Mayer, Howie Day and The Dave Matthews Band.

His independently released What Are You Waiting For EP has sold over 2000 copies reaching audiences all over the world thanks to online resources such as Myspace where Chris regularly features in the top UK artists and has had over 220,000 plays and since February 2006.

The future looks bright for this young artist as he adds the finishing touches to his debut album.

“Copenhagen” was released in June 2008 and has since received great reviews!