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Chris Childs and Harry James



Photo credit: Jason Joyce

Chris Childs has worked in a wide area of the music and entertainment industry - from film, radio and television sessions to West End theatre productions, in recording studios and stadium rock venues. His recording credits include: Go West, Andy Summers (Police), Thunder, Beverly Craven, Paul Young, Andy Taylor (Duran Duran), Helen Terry (Culture Club), Colin Blunstone, Then Jericho, Russ Ballard (argent) and Don Airey (Deep Purple).

He has appeared on albums alongside other world-class bass players such as Nathan East, Pino Palladino and Abraham Laboriel. He's also currently involved in recording and producing albums for a number of other artists, as well as mixing, mastering and graphic design. 

Since 1996 Chris has been a member of Thunder, generally regarded as one of the UK's top classic rock bands, adding his own individual style of playing to hundreds of shows and numerous albums, including the critically-acclaimed new album Rip It Up.


Best known for his work with Thunder, Harry James is one of the best-loved drummers on the rock circuit. Heavily influenced by his late father and the likes of Ian Paice, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland, Phil Rudd, Billy Cobham and Cozy Powell, Harry started playing drums at the age of eight and has been a gigging player since his early teens.

Harry has toured and recorded extensively with Magnum and worked with many other acts including Snakecharmer, Bad Influence, Shadowman, The Ian Gillan Band, Graham Bonnet, Don Airey, Mick Ralphs and Paul Young. 

Backed by Pearl, Paiste, Pro-Mark and Protection Racket, Harry is renowned for his distinctive and powerful playing style, his love of live performance and rapport with the audience. And his undying love and support of Crystal Palace FC!

You can currently find Harry out on the road touring with Thunder and Cregan & Co.

Opening Times

10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 18:00*

*Please note the Gear Hall closes at 5pm on Sunday. 



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