Coming from a musical family, inspired by his grandmother and uncle, Chris was

never truly happy unless he was singing and performing

Aged just ten, his natural talent for this creative side of life won him the

‘performing arts award’ at his school

So Chris had discovered a passion for anything to do with musical theatre and

music, and we found if he wasn’t singing around the piano with his grandmother,

he was listening to great singers and being inspired by them

At the age of 14 he started performing in local variety shows, singing anything

from Elvis to Paul Robeson songs

He became noted in Cornwall for his beautiful bass baritone voice and became a

popular soloist with male voice choirs and local charities

His favourites included ‘Ol’ Man River’, ‘On The Street Where You Live’,

‘Some Enchanted Evening’, ‘Music Of The Night’ and songs from ‘Sweeney Todd‘

It wasn’t long before Chris was spotted by David Hudson, and Chris was invited to sing in a concert with up and coming students from MJ-UK Music and Arts in the Cotswolds

He began having lessons with internationally renowned opera singer Maria Jagusz, and within weeks of this had been offered the role of Judge Turpin for Longborough Festival Opera’s ‘Young Artists Production’ of Sweeney Todd

This then was a major turning point in his life and this rare opportunity seemed the chance for him finally to fulfil his dreams

Tragically, Chris died in a car accident on 15 January 2012

..but even though this opportunity was taken from him, as he was taken from his loving family, our wish is this fund will enable another aspiring young singer to fulfil their dreams, as Chris should have done

..Chris had a very generous heart, was an inspiration to, and often encouraged, other talented young singers.  We, his parents, believe that the help this Fund can give will be the best celebration in memory of our very special son

Good luck

All about Chris