Chris Flegg to entertain audiences across December and into the new year.

Chris Flegg is a singer, noted guitarist and song writer based in St Albans. Originally from Eastleigh in Hampshire, he moved to London to graduate in physics from Imperial College, becoming involved first with Imperial College Folk Club and later the Troubadour Folk Club, where he became co-resident with

Redd Sullivan and Martin Winsor. This started his song writing and solo work and at the same time he took an interest in jazz, notably through a chance meeting with guitarist Diz Disley, and went on to be involved in bands covering a wide range of styles including gypsy jazz, mainstream and Dixieland jazz, as well as playing pop covers in a number of dance bands and groups.

Moving to St Albans in 2000 he discovered the local folk scene through meeting singer/guitarist John Breeze and became resident at John’s ‘Windward Folk Club’ alongside songwriter George Papavgeris and this rekindled his urge for songwriting.

Chris Flegg plays a blend of folk and jazz garnished with all that he has learned across the years singing and playing guitar and sax in a variety of folk and jazz formations. The song may occasionally be a folk song but the guitar work is that of a seasoned jazz player.

A player of Gibson and Martin Guitars, he has done much to promote both instruments, especially his favourite Gibson L5. His album with John Rees-Jones entitled ‘Her Favourite Flower’ promoted the beautiful sound of the ‘Gibson L5 Custom’ electric guitar whilst ‘My Green Guitar’ featured the legendary Green Gibson L4A. His recording ‘Gazing At The Stars All Night’ is an album of thought provoking original songs sprinkled throughout with the writer’s dry sense of humour. Acoustic guitars are at the forefront of most of the arrangements, with piano provided by Richard Simmons, percussion from Rod Brown,

Jez Guest on sax and Terry Ede on clarinet. Coming right up to date The Road To The Rainbow’s End is Chris Flegg’s tenth album. The album features all original material drawn mainly from his acoustic singer/songwriter performances in folk clubs plus numerous jazz outings and a variety of live work. There are eight new songs plus a reworking of an old favourite entitled ‘There’s A Sound’ and two contrasting instrumentals. Two tracks, Everybody Gets The Blues Sometime and I Guess I’ll Have To Call It A Day, are often found in his jazz set list but here are given a relaxed acoustic interpretation.

December 2017 Dates

Chris Flegg and John Bridge Jazz Duo

Mon 4. Cafe Brio 36A Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ, Tel. 01234 717000 Admission Free To Diners 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

 Chris Flegg

Sun 10. St Albans Market St Peters Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1, Tel: 01727 836781 Open air market music from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Jazz Band Busking in support of British Heart Foundation

Chris Flegg

Wed 13. The Mermaid, 98 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3RL, Tel: 01727 568912  Admission Free — From 8:30 p.m.

Chris Flegg solo acoustic set with golden oldies and originals

Chris Flegg and John Bridge Jazz Duo

Sun 31. Olivios Restaurant 72 High Rd, Bushey, Hertfordshire WD23 1GE, Tel: 020 8950 0014 Admission Free —  8:00 p.m.  – 12:00 Midnight

 January Gig Date

Chris Flegg and John Bridge Jazz Duo

Mon 15. Cafe Brio 36A Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ, Tel. 01234 717000 Admission Free To Diners 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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