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Of the many musicians currently performing in the South West, Chris Ostler is one of the most exciting solo artists on the scene right now.
Based in Exeter, Chris writes original pop, rock, country and funk music.
He is motivated and innovated by his observations of life, people and emotions. As well as writing musically, his voice is both powerful and haunting and his ability to enthral a room is locally renowned both acoustically on his own, and with the full lineup of his house band.
Due to his upbringing, music influences and regular visits to Canada when he was a child, Chris’ sound has a much more transatlantic feel which allows his voice to blossom further with more prominence and power.
Chris is autistic, which only serves to enhance the way he writes and plays. When he was younger, he found it very hard to communicate, but through the power of music, it actually became his greatest strength and he began to write the music that he has come to be loved for. His songwriting is embellished through his motivations via his visual imagination and particularly by a connection to colour, but reinforced by a visceral relationship with strong underlying melodies.
Chris is happy to travel far and wide to perform and welcomes every opportunity to showcase his music.
Bryan Adams, Nickelback, Rascall Flatts, Gavin Degraw, The Levellers, Lifehouse, Ole Borud, PB Underground, Maroon 5, Sister Hazel, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Thin Lizzy, Stevie Wonder, Stereophonics and many more!
FOR FANS OF
Bryan Adams, early day Nickelback, Rascall Flatts and other Trans-Atlantic Rock, Pop and traces of Funk and Country.
“Great stuff! Would love to have him play again” - Martin Barre, Guitarist from Jethro Tull
“Strong voice, lovely performance!” - Joan Armatrading
“Chris is a singer I have admired for many years. One of the best” - Trevor Lock – Editor of ‘Music in Leicester’ magazine
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Opened for Joan Armatrading on her 'Local Talent' Tour
Opened for Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
Grand Finalist of Mayor of London's GIGs competition 2018
Played to Newton Faulkner (Multi award winning artist), Lauren Churchman (BBC Radio 6 Music), Fuzz Choudhrey (Wisebuddha Producer for BBC Radio 1,Jack Saunders Show and formerly Head of Radio for Caroline International),Swarzy Macaly (Presenter KISS FM UK), James Brister (The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance / Amour Music) and presenter Abbie McCarthy (BBC Radio 1 and BBC Music Introducing)
Featured on BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Leicester and BBC Introducing in Devon & Cornwall
Chris is thankful and blessed to have friends that are renowned session musicians playing alongside him. He continues to play many locations as a solo performer and with up to a 5 piece band. His unsigned approach is truly DIY and he goes above and beyond to ensure that everything is perfect.
Matt Gardner (Drums)
Joseph Lees (Bass)
Ben Homer (Keys)
Rohan Knowles (Lead Electric Guitar)