HE is a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, and on Wednesday evening Chris Coney will let us hear what he is made of, with a special date at The Stables in Wavendon.
The Bedfordshire-based talent is using the show as the official launch for his new album release Airways Mansions, writes Sammy Jones.
While the mainstream media licks its lips and fills its columns with tedium and ‘musicians’ who couldn’t play a tambourine (let alone write a tune without the aid of a team of songwriters), Chris simply gets on with the job in hand, pushing out fine, crafted produce.
And though Airways Mansions isn’t officially in retailers racks until October 17, you don’t need to wait until then to hear what he has been up to – Chris has another three long-players available now: Manifesto of a Broken Heart with his earlier band The Ravines, and the solo albums Built To Be Burned Down and last years’ Sans Everything opus.
When not writing and recording his own produce, you will find him employed to sprinkle the magic on the work of others, and he has built up a cracking reputation for his skills at the production desk, with artists including Joe Elliott from Def Leppard, Tracie Hunter, The Quireboys and fellow Bedfordian’s The Whybirds using him.
Chris has also hit the road with the rock-flow of The Quireboys, supporting Spike and Co on both their UK and European tours.
If you caught them at The Stables last year you will have seen Chris at play making light work of the dobro, mandolin and lap steel.
Aside from Chris and his band, the Stage 2 delivery will feature trained classical pianist Tensheds (above, left), who took the Performing Rights Society UK Unsigned Award in 2008.
Looking for a quality ridden night of true talent? You’ve come to the right place.
Tickets are £10 in advance, two quid more on the door.
Get yours by giving the box office a ring on MK 280800.