Chris FleggMore tour dates have been announced for the ever popular Chris Flegg.

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 most recent 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.

March 2016

Wed 9 The Moon and Stars Mill End, Rushden, Buntingford, Hertfordshire  SG9 0TA

Tel: 01763 288330 Admission Free — From 8:00 p.m. (The Jazz Trio)

Sun 13. St Albans Market St Peters Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1

Tel: 01727 836781 Open air market music from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Jazz Band Busking in support of British Heart Foundation

Mon 14. 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 and John Bridge Jazz Duo

Thurs 31. Portland Arms, 63 Portland St, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4RA

Tel 01727 844574 Admission Free – From 8:30 p.m.

Chris Flegg Trio with guest musicians

April 2016

Wed 13. The Mermaid, 98 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Herts AL1 3RL

Tel: 01727 568912  Admission Free — From 8:30 p.m.

Chris Flegg solo acoustic set with golden oldies and originals

Thurs 28. Portland Arms, 63 Portland St, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4RA

Tel 01727 844574 Admission Free – From 8:30 p.m.

Chris Flegg Trio with guest musicians

May 2016

Sat 28. St Leonards Church St. Leonard’s Road, Bengeo, Hertfordshire SG14 3LL

Tel 01992 413691 Chris Flegg solo – Fundraising concert from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

June 2016

Sat 4. The Anchor 73 Western Rd, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 4BH

Tel: 01442 823280 Admission Free — From 8:00 p.m.

Chris Flegg solo acoustic set with golden oldies and originals.

Thurs 16. Stortford Music Club British Legion, 28 Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts CM23 2NG

Tel: 01279 653284 Ticket £5.00 — From 8:00 p.m. Chris Flegg solo

September 2016

Mon 19. Herga Folk Club Pinner Green Social Club, Rickmansworth Road, Pinner, Middlesex HA5 3TJ

Tel: 07747-768 868 Tickets £8.00 — Doors 8:00 p.m. Chris Flegg with Terence Blacker and George Papavgeris

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