Chris Dair was inspired to play the guitar at an
early age by Manitas De Plata who triggered a passion for guitar and a
love of flamenco guitar. At age 14 he developed a passion for blues and
gigged in London at venues like Ronnie Scotts with John Mayall, John
McVie and George Melly.
As a young lead guitarist Chris jammed/played with many of the R&B and
rock legends of our time, including Rory
Gallagher, Jimmy Paige, Ginger Baker,
the late Paul Kossof, Captain
Beefheart, Dick Stubbs (Juicy Lucy), Linda Lewis (Ferris Wheel), Dave
Davies (The Kinks), Roy Wood (Wizard), Mickey Finn (T-Rex), Mark
Knopfler, Led Zeppelin,
Jeff Beck. Most unforgettably with the great blues legend
Bukka White. More recently Noel Redding
(Jimi Hendrix Experience) and John
Coughlan (Status Quo).
Major influences include Jimi Hendrix,
John McLaughlin, and Frank Zappa.
Composer for film/media industry:
Bermuda Cablevision; French Films; Nickelodeon; E!; Romanian
General and Broadcasting; Singaporean Films; USA Television and Cable;
Guinness World Records (USA); Intimate Portraits (Cable TV USA); The
Vibe, Brian Waddell (USA); The Surf Show (USA); True Hollywood Story
(USA); Australasia (Apra) Films; ITV; Channel 4; Planet Television;
London Weekend TV; Central TV.