CHRIS ALDRIDGE

Place of Birth:
Walsall

Educated at:
University Of Wolverhampton

First Musical Memory:
Being banned from recorder class aged 7 for miming

First Serious Music Hero:
Charlie Parker

First Public Performance:
Playing for an old folks do with my dad playing drums on the keyboard for me

First Professional Band:
The Red Lemons

First Album Performance and Age:
Montreux Jazz Festival compilation Aged 16

Favourite Decade for Music:
50's

Bands Before Climax:
Bizarre Inc, Mother, Gold Blade amongst others

Five Musical Heroes:
Prince, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa, Michael Brecker, Roland Kirk

Musical Projects outside CBB:
Lots including session work, my own quintet, visiting lecturer at Wolverhampton University

Equipment Used:
Keilwerth saxophones, Hohner and Lee Oskar harps, TC Voicelive 3, endorsed by D'addario reeds, Saxxas ligatures, Corry Bros Mouthpieces, AKAI (EWI) and AMT microphones

Any Superstitions:
Just the writing on the wall...

On Stage Drink:
Yes please! Jack Daniels and a small beer

Interests Outside of Music:
All music really except for occasional cycling and home-brew (but not together ;-)

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