From a Irish Italian family backround he had a band together with his 4 sisters and
2 brothers lasting from early 70s till his start as solo artist-songwriter in 1978.
A single taken from his 1st solo album charted in the USA in 1978, the next LPs
went nowhere till WATER SIGN reached many european charts in 1983.
After a illness (cancer) he started his own label in 2002 and changed his former
poprock to his beloved bluesrock.
Hes a great guitarplayer, who often is involved as session player too.
Style-Genre: Poprock - Singer-Songwriter ; Bluesrock ; Rock ;
see: Delmonts; Hofner Bluenotes ;
Chris Rea - lead vocals, guitar, slide-guitar;
Martin Ditcham - drums; James Ahwai - bass-guitar, rhythm-guitar; Neil Drinkwater - keyboards;
Producer: Chris Rea; Engineered & mixed by: Alex Robinson; Mastered by: Tim Young;
Art Direction & Design: Melanie Fordyce, Stuart Crouch Creative; Cover-Collage: Chris Rea;
Photos: Adam Crowe;
Tracks all songs by C.Rea
Happy on the Road
Nothing left behind
Road Songs for Lovers
Two lost Souls
Rock my Soul
The Road ahead
Angel of Love