There are few professional bands with the expertise and experience of The Chris Barton Band.
Choosing the best songs for an audience to generate the energy to get everyone dancing, and to really get people enjoying themselves is an art form that they have successfully mastered through performing at hundreds of engagements over many years.
With £20,000 worth of sound and light equipment The Chris Barton Band Band can comfortably accommodate all venues and gatherings from 40 to 3000 people. The band’s extensive repertoire caters for all tastes and age groups, from jazz and standards, through Rock ‘n’ Roll, to the most popular chart hits.
All band members are all top professionals with a broad range of experience……….
Keyboard Player Chris Barton was trained at the Royal College of Music. He is experienced in live and recording work, including an album with Shirley Bassey, TV work for the Cutting Edge series, Touring with pop band ‘Magik’ and production work with various pop artists.
The other musicians within the band also have some seriously impressive credentials having worked with Elaine Paige, Paul Weller/The Style Council, Womack and Womack, Jimmy Ruffin & Matt Bianco, Robert Palmer, Olivia Newton John, Chaka Khan, Sister Sledge, Anita Baker, ABC, Five Star, The Christians, Mary J. Blige, Errol Brown, The Lighthouse Family, Randy Crawford, Super Furry Animals, St Etienne, The Blow Monkeys and Chris de Burgh.
As one of the best professional party bands on the circuit The Chris Barton Band has played at an impressive list of corporate and private engagements since 1995, including Jarvis Cocker’s 40th Birthday Party in 2003.
** For smaller events or more intimate settings The Chris Barton Band can also perform as a duo (comprising Keyboards/vocals, Guitar), or as a trio (Keyboards/vocals, Guitar, Drums) totally live without backing tracks.
Corporate clients include:
Walkers Crisps, Gillette, Exon Mobil, BMW, Hydropure Group, Redifon MEL, Gearbulk UK, Institute of Public Relations, Eurotunnel, B.A.M.M, Nortel, IBM, Pronet Enterprises, Norwich Union, Thales Communications, Nestle, Shell UK, Microsoft, Danske Bank, Logica UK, Mott MacDonald, EPP Communications, The National Lottery etc.
Madam Tussauds, The Savoy, The Lanesborough, The Cafe Royal, The Ritz, Amberley Castle, Leeds Castle, Lulworth Castle, Claridges, The Park Lane Hotel, Hampton Court Palace, Brands Hatch, Epsom Racecourse, The Grand Hotel Brighton, The Law Society, Tower Bridge, Syon Park, Kew Steam Museum, The Middle Temple, The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, Stoke Rochford Hall, Nutfield Priory, Polesden Lacey NT, Oxford University, The Royal Holloway College, Alton Towers etc.
"You really were fantastic, the music was spot on and I think the dance floor really was packed all night. I really cannot recommend your band enough. You really helped to make our day so perfect and so many people have said what a fantastic band we had at our reception.." Sarah Barnett - wedding
"Everyone agreed that you completely made the day. You were absolutely fantastic and thank you so much for everything. It made it a perfect day for us, one we will always remember." Clare and Gavin - wedding
"I thought I must write to thank you for being such a perfect band for the occasion. We have already had a large number of favourable comments about the band's contribution to a very successful and happy day. Clearly everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves dancing" caroline and James - wedding