Taking a break from recording with Buffy Sainte-Marie, this multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer & singer/ songwriter is releasing his own highly anticipated creative work
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Chris Birkett is a multi-talented music producer, sound engineer, musician, lyric writer and composer…a unique, visionary artist… His journey as an artist and his life are intimately connected and bear witness to his vision of a better world to come.
His music productions and collaborations have sold more than one hundred million records and earned him three Grammy Awards for excellence in the music business. One for Sinéad O’Connor’s, Nothing Compares to
He started his musical career as a guitarist for well-known Memphis artists: Rufus Thomas, Ann Peebles, Gene Knight and King Floyd
He then signed a major deal as an artist with Tony Visconti ‘Good Earth’ records. His career has since expanded to include the production and engineering and mixing of many UK and international hits.
His first solo artist single ‘Where Do We Go From Here’, was included on the Polygram album ‘One Voice One Love’ alongside other artists U2, Peter Gabriel, Dire Straits, Bob Marley, Tears for Fears and Queen. The royalties for this song were donated to raise money for the CARE international charity for Africa.
Chris has also collaborated, both in and out of the studio, with the following artists:
Led Zeppelin, The Kane Gang, Dexys Midnight Runners, Hans Zimmer; Randy Newman, Jean Batist Mondino, Alain Chamfort, Zazie, Rod Temperton, Quincy Jones, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Osibisa, The Bible, Mica Paris Trevor Horn, Mutt Langer, Mel Brooks, John Otway, Michael Winslow, Def Leopard and many many more.
Chris is currently recording new music in his Toronto studio, Chris Birkett Productions. Chris is producing Buffy Sainte-Marie’s next album, with Randy Bachman. He performs regular gigs throughout the GTA; Opera House, Hugh’s Room, The Mod Club, to name of few.