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NEWS

25/07/19

A quick lesson in understanding, and more importantly, getting comfortable with the rhythmic ideas behind Plini's tune 'Sunhead'. Plus, I give you some concepts on approaching & breaking down any 'difficult' time signature so you can play in whatever time signature is as comfortably as you can play 4/4.

Enjoy!

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk Foundation gig

15/06/19

I just returned home from one of the more surreal gigs I’ll ever do; playing with my buddies in Birdman THPS in San Diego at the invitation from Tony Hawk to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game, supporting punk rock legends Bad Religion. Tony even joined us on stage to sing the Adolescents classic “Amoeba”! Was an amazing experience & one I will never forget!

Photo: [motion]scape photography

Plini AUS&NZ

Plini Australia & New Zealand headline tour 2019

21/05/2019

This tour is going to be super fun! I’ll be playing for both Plini & Nick Johnston (CAN) and stoked to get to see Jakub & Dave in Australia & Heavy Metal Ninjas in NZ!

These shows will sell out so be sure to get your tickets early!

Plini supporting Periphery in Europe & the UK in November

02/05/2019

Title kind of says it all. I’ll be joining the Plini crew for two weeks of shows across Germany, the Netherlands & the UK as direct support for metal heroes Periphery with our buddies Astronoid opening up the shows. Can’t wait to get back over there!

GIgs

2019

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* JAN 25, 2019: Plini - Anaheim House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA, USA

Plini ‘sunhead’ asia tour

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* FEB 24, 2019: EBX Live Space, Singapore, SIN

* FEB 26, 2019: Daikanyama ODD, Tokyo, JAP

* FEB 27, 2019: TTN, Hong Kong, HK

* MAR 1, 2019: Corner House, Taipei, TAI

* MAR 2, 2019: MAO Livehouse, Beijing, CHI

* MAR 4, 2019: De Commune, Bangkok, THA

Plini ‘sunhead’ INDIA tour

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* MAR 6, 2019: Fandom At Gilly’s Redefined, Bangalore, IND

* MAR 7, 2019: Todi Mill Social, Mumbai, IND

* MAR 9, 2019: Infinite Cartwheels, Hyderabad, IND

* MAR 10, 2019: Studio XO Bar, Delhi, IND

PLINI 'SUNHEAD' NORTH AMERICAN TOUR W/ MESTIS & Dave Mackay

(Playing drums for both Plini, Mestis & Dave Mackay)

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* MAR 26, 2019: SOMA Sidestage, San Diego, CA, USA

* MAR 27, 2019: Slim's, San Fransisco, CA, USA

* MAR 29, 2019: Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR, USA

* MAR 30, 2019: Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC, CAN

* MAR 31, 2019: The Crocodile, Seattle, WA, USA

* APR 2, 2019: In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

* APR 3, 2019: Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO, USA

* APR 5, 2019: The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS, USA

* APR 6, 2019: Amsterdam Bar & Hall, Minneapolis, MN, USA

* APR 7, 2019: Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL, USA

* APR 9, 2019: Crofoot Lounge, Pontiac, MI, USA

* APR 10, 2019: MOD Club, Toronto, ON, CAN

* APR 11, 2019: Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC, CAN

* APR 12, 2019: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA

* APR 13, 2019: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, USA

* APR 14, 2019: The Sinclair, Boston, MA, USA

* APR 16, 2019: Canal Club, Richmond, VA, USA

* APR 17, 2019: Blind Tiger, Greensboro, NC, USA

* APR 18, 2019: The Masquerade (Hell), Atlanta, GA, USA

* APR 19, 2019: Orpheum Theatre, Tampa, FL, USA

* APR 20, 2019: Soundbar, Orlanda, FL, USA

* APR 21, 2019: The Parish Room, New Orleans, LA, USA

* APR 22, 2019: White Oak Upstairs, Houston, TX, USA

* APR 23, 2019: Trees, Dallas, TX, USA

* APR 24, 2019: Barracuda, Austin, TX, USA

* APR 26, 2019: Club Red, Phoenix, AZ, USA

* APR 27, 2019: El Ray Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA

SEIMS ‘Luminance’ australia tour

* May 2, 2019: Lazy Bones Lounge, Marrickville, NSW, AUS

* May 3, 2019: Betty’s Espresso, Brisbane, QLD, AUS

* May 4, 2019: Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC, AUS

SEIMS ‘Luminance’ JAPAN tour

* May 10, 2019: Live Freak, Shinjuku, JAP

* May 11, 2019: Babel Rock, Tachikawa, JAP

* May 12, 2019: JAMMIN, Nagoya, JAP

* May 13, 2019: Lush, Shibuya, JAP

* May 16, 2019: Gattaca, Kyoto, JAP

* May 17, 2019: Sengoku, Osaka, JAP

* May 18, 2019: Neverland, Nara, JAP

* May 19, 2019: Arthouse, Kobe, JAP

* JUN 1, 2019: Instrumental (adj.) - NICEFEST 2019, Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC, AUS

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* JUN 6, 2019: Instrumental (adj.) - AAC Showcase, Lazy Bones Lounge, Marrickville, NSW, AUS

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* JUN 9, 2019: Birdman THPS - Tony Hawk Pro Skater 20th Anniversary Celebration feat. Bad Religion

The Observatory, San Diego, CA, USA

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Plini AUSTRALIA & New Zealand tour w/ nick johnston + Jakub Zytecki*, Dave mackay* & Heavy Metal NINJAS**

(Playing drums for both Plini & Nick Johnston)

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* OCT 10, 2019: The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD, AUS *

* OCT 11, 2019: Howler, Melbourne, VIC, AUS *

* OCT 12, 2019: The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW, AUS *

* OCT 13, 2019: The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW, AUS *

* OCT 16, 2019: Whammy Bar, Auckland, NZ **

* OCT 17, 2019: Whammy Bar, Auckland, NZ **

* OCT 18, 2019: Valhalla, Wellington, NZ **

* OCT 19, 2019: Club Tavern, Christchurch, NZ **

Plini Europe/uk tour (supporting periphery)

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* NOV 1, 2019: Essigfabrik, Cologne, DE

* NOV 2, 2019: Grünspan, Hamburg, DE

* NOV 4, 2019: Backstage Werk, Munich, DE

* NOV 5, 2019: Schlachthof Halfhouse, Wiesbaden, DE

* NOV 6, 2019: Columbia-Theatre, Berlin, DE

* NOV 8, 2019: Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NE

* NOV 9, 2019: Melkweg, Amsterdam, NE

* NOV 11, 2019: 02 Bristol Academy, Bristol, UK

* NOV 12, 2019: The Garage, Glasgow, UK

* NOV 14, 2019: O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK

* NOV 15, 2019: 02 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK

ABOUT

Photo: Devin Barnes Photography

Photo: Devin Barnes Photography

 

DRUMMER

Chris is a session drummer based out of Sydney, Australia, where he has established himself as an exciting musician within the niche circles he tends to favour.

Bringing together his love of odd rhythmic phrasing, improvisation & strong sense of groove, Chris’ macro approach to creating music has seen him work with artists such as Plini (AUS), Mestis (USA), David Maxim Micic (Serbia), Dave Mackay (UK/USA), SEIMS (AUS) & more.

Outside of session work, Chris has worked on several original projects including the prog/fusion trio Instrumental (adj.), rock band Angelas Dish, improv/noise outfit Kurushimi, indie rock band Los Espinas & math/grind band Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt.

If you'd like Chris to appear on your record or go on tour, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Educator

Chris has a strong passion for education. Having completed a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the Australian Institute of Music in 2007 & has studied with some of Australia's finest drummers including Dr Dave Goodman, Dave Plenty & Dr Andrew Gander. 

As an educator with over 10 years experience, Chris is currently teaching at the Drum & Percussion Co-Op in Enmore, as well as via Skype. If you are interested in getting lessons with Chris, use the contact form at the bottom of this page!

 

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