On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by keyboard wizard, singer and songwriter – Christopher Holland.
His session and touring work has featured the likes of Green On Red, Squeeze, Sam Brown, Ethan Johns, and Ray Davies & Stereophonics.
He is a hugely talented musician who joined the Paul Weller band for the Heliocentric Tour in 2000.
Chris is also part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra so we talk studio creations like the fabulous co-write I’m Gone – which Paul delivered lead vocals on, along with TV show Later and the Hootenanny and playing with Paul as part of that set up.
In between working with other artists, Christopher continues with his first passion of writing, recording and producing his own music. Check out more details below…
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EP131 – Christopher Holland – Keyboards, Singer, Songwriter, Heliocentric Tour – Desperately Seeking Paul : Paul Weller Fan Podcast
Paul Weller – Heliocentric Tour – Live at the Royal Albert Hall
I mean… what an incredible band and performance..
Christopher Holland co-write with Jools – Paul Weller on vocals
Amy Winehouse – Paul Weller – Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
Any excuse to share this one. Look out for Christopher playing in the background too!
Christopher Holland – Music
Cosmic Harmony Companion ~ 1999
Brother Sun Sister Moon ~2004
Butterfly Effect (EP with Lisa Covington) ~ 2006
Everything You Can Imagine Is Real ~2008
Corner Green ~ 2013
Golden Hour ~ 2019
In 2020 Chris wrote and recorded a brand new song titled ‘Great Awakening’ for NHS Heroes Charity album.
March 2021 saw the release of another new song / single titled ‘Thankyou For The Love’ which is dedicated to the loving memory of his mum with all sales donated to Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Written and recorded in isolation during the third lockdown + mixed by Ron Burrows at Box Towers.
The song reflects on growing up in simpler times and unconditional parental love we don’t always appreciate as a child.