I always wanted to write songs. I performed quite a few in public, solo but mainly with John Blackwell. John and I got 12 together for Walking on the Beach – the CD came out in early summer 2009. It includes audience favourites such as Things to do Before I Die, Walking on the Beach, A Horse on Radio, I’m not Dead – I’m 55 and Crazy Dreams

I sang and stumbled along on guitar with proper guitarists John Blackwell and bass guitarist  Gareth Huw Davies as well as terrific drummers Roy Dodds and Jim Hart. Gareth did an amazing job of arranging.


Appearances in 2009 included the Oxford Literary Festival.

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The Brighton Fringe Festival and The Hurstpierpoint Festival.


Unmissable. The pick of the week at Brighton Festival Fringe. Chris Sykes is a safe bet for a good night out.

The Latest, Brighton, Hove & Sussex

Mellow, sprightly, thoughtful, melodic, amusing, romantic and immensely enjoyable! I was knocked out. An excellent production.’

Jack Gratus, writer


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