NAME: Christopher Holland / organ / keyboards
DATE OF BIRTH: 18/9/66
PLACE OF BIRTH: Greenwich
YOUR MUSICAL HISTORY: Started playing about
age 10 - had some lessons, then taught myself. Had 1st band at school,
built up local following as B#Sharp. Left school to do tour with
Squeeze as 2nd keyboards. Had a couple of singles out as (indistinct)
and the Pearl on IRS with twin brother Richard on drums & school friend
Lisa on guitar. Joined Green on Red in 88/89. Touring over Europe/USA/Japan.
Started playing organ in JH Big Band. Doing various session work
in between working with Shakin' Stevens, Mamas & Papas, Chuck Prophet.
Currently working on own materal in between gigs.
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Michael McDonald, Gram
Parsons and Emmylou Harris, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lowell George, Chuck Prophet,
Mac Rebberneck, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, Stevie Wonder, Aretha
Franklin, Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner, Lennon & McCartney, Billy Preston,
Oscar Peterson, Difford & Tilbrook, James Taylor, Steve Winwood, Jimmy
Smith, Randy Newman, Fats Domino, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Julian Holland
FIRST ALBUM BOUGHT: Motown Chartbusters
2 / Songs in the Key of Life
LAST ALBUM BOUGHT: Bob Dylan - Saved / Aretha
Franklin - Gospel
FIRST GIG SEEN, WHERE: SQUEEZE (Skyco) The
Kids - St. James Church Hall, Kidbrooke.
LAST GIG SEEN, WHERE: Black Crowes / Velvet
Underground - Glastonbury
FAV BANDS: Take That! / Eternal / Scritti
Pollitti / The Jacksons / Prince / Isley Bros / Kinks / Little Feat / The
Band / Beatles / Black Crowes / Jimi Hendrix / Neville Brothers / Carpenters
/ Crowded House / Elvis Costello and the Attractions
FAV ALBUMS: Aretha Franklin - Almighty Fire,
Spirit in the Dark, Together Again / Stevie Wonder presents Syreeta, Innervisions,
Fulfillingness First Finale, Talking Book / Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks,
Saved / James Taylor - Live Recordings / Squeeze - Some Fantastic Place
FAV JOOLS OR JHBB SONG: Lady Don't Fall
FAV JOOLS OR JHBB ALBUM: A-Z Piano
BEST JHBB GIG AND WHY: Blackheath Concert
Halls, Dec/93 - Best gig because it was with full orchestra including strings,
and was local - so easy to get back after. P.S. Also coz there was a certain
female person there!