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Chris Jones

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Session Guitarist/Bassist/Keyboardist based in Liverpool looking for paid work. Playing and gigging professionally for 9-10 years onward.
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I am a Liverpool based Session Guitarist/Bassist/Keyboardist. I have been playing and gigging professionally for 9-10 years onward and I have gained a First Class Bachelor's Degree in Music. If you are wanting that little bit extra to make your rehearsal, gig, recording session, etc, much more enjoyable, then please don't hesitate to get in touch! Rock Progressive Rock Metal Soul Motown Jazz Country Pop Instrumental Funk Ska Blues Folk Acoustic And many more to name but a few!!!

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Tom H
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in West Kirby
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4 out of 5

West Kirby Arts Centre’s jazz club night is going from strength to strength and last Friday they hosted Merseyside-based Zingaro band for the first time in what is sure to be a regular booking. Although without a singer for this event, they excelled as a jazz four-piece with many pieces showcasing the incredible Chris Jones on both upright and guitar bass. At several points he took centre stage and delighted the audience with his inventive - and often surprising - solos. The musical chemistry between Jones and excellent drummer Paul Keelan is at the heart of the Zingaro sound as they moved effortlessly from bop, through classic 70s fusion to acid jazz and beyond. Guitarist Brian McCusker and keyboardist Kev Lovelady – whilst never loud or flashy – were inventive throughout and showed they could deliver tasty solos of their own when called upon. Early in the first set the band showed what they could do with a clever reworking of Take Five and then they really began to cook in the second set, after tearing through Hancock’s Cantaloupe Island they peaked with an extended version of Liston Smith’s Expansions. When the band had left the stage, Mono-Tone DJs played some classic jazz and funk on their vintage sound system to round off a very enjoyable evening. Plans are already afoot for a return gig: stay tuned.

Will W
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Crosby Rd N
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5 out of 5

Zingaro provided the live element for one of my Planetary Jazz Foundation evenings at the Workshop in north Liverpool in 2017. Kev (the keyboards player) & I had discussed the basic structure of the night prior to the gig and their acid jazz, latin and soul jazz interpretations of some classic jazz & funk grooves perfectly complemented the sounds I was playing. The level of musicianship is superb and they work brilliantly off each other. I saw them again at another gig in 2018 and they did not disappoint again. I have no hesitation in recommending them and hope to work with them again at some point.

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Chris' Song list

Can't stop the Feeling
Living on a Prayer
Walking on Broken Glass
Shake it Off
Power of Love
I Wish
Signed Sealed Delivered
Are you gonna be my Girl
Sing it Back
Billie Jean
Crazy little thing called Love
Don't stop me now
Disco Inferno
Just the way you are
Don't Stop Believin'
Black Velvet
A little less conversation
Mr Brightside
All these things that I've done
Sex on Fire
Town called Malice
Uptown Funk
Runaway Baby
Marry You
Locked out of Heaven
I'm yours
Mr Blue Sky
Shut up and dance
Sweet Child o' Mine
Paradise City
Come Together
I saw her standing there
Love Shack
Proud Mary
There she goes
9 to 5
I'm still standin'
More than a feeling
Somebody to love
Play that funky music
Always a Woman
Thinkin' out loud
When Doves Cry
Play that sax
Teenage Dirtbag
Chelsea Dagger
All the small things
American Boy
My Girl
Be my Baby
Thinking of you
Will you still love me tomorrow
Johnny B Goode
Sweet Home Alabama
All Star
Cosmic Girl
I feel good
Don't get me wrong
Don't leave me this way
Owner of a Lonely Heart
We are the Champions
The Chain
Mr Jones
Don't let me down
Get Lucky
She's Electric
Beat It
Never too much
Isn't she lovely
I want you around
Wish I didn't miss you
Young hearts run free
Show me love
Sorry not sorry
Best Part
Love like this
Blame it on the boogie
Bad Blood
Stronger than me
Somebody else's guy
Seven Nation Army
Long train running
Master blaster
You've got the love
Best of my love
The Time is Now
Lovely Day
Place your hands
Time after time
What's up
Trouble Coming
You make my dreams
Since you've been gone
How you remind me
The Zephyr Song
Baker Street
Message in a Bottle
Highway Star
Hammer to Fall
Working Man
Purple Rain
The Spirit of Radio
Immigrant Song
Heaven and Hell
Fly by night
Waiting for an Alibi
The Boys are back in town
Comfortably Numb
Stacy's Mom
Cowboy Song
Parisienne Walkways
Still got the Blues
You can call me Al
Carry on Wayward Son
Many of Horror
Softly as in a morning sunrise
Wayfaring stranger
Keep on moving
Take five
Cantaloupe Island
So What
Get Carter
Song for my Father
Pinball Mania
Children of the Ghetto
Everybody loves the sunshine
Ain't no sunshine
Afro Blue
I heard it through the grapevine
Let's stay together
Pride and Joy
I put a spell on you
Sitting on the dock of the bay
I need a dollar
I'm a believer
Don't look back in anger
Take me out
Last Nite
Here comes the sun
Take me to church
Killing me softly
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