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Lover of vintage guitars classic amps smelly cheese and the finest wines known to humanity...
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London

Cc thorn guitar Raised in Hastings on the south coast of England Chris started playing guitar at 14 and soon fell in love with the blues and the sound of the waves hitting the beach at night. A couple of years later he moved in with his guitar teacher and his guitar teachers mentor and spent many hours literally playing till his fingers bled. A year later Chris moved to London and straight away got involved with the blues scene joining a band from Camden called trouble in mind. This was the first of many blues and r&b bands that Chris played in before forming his own in 1991 called Special Blue. A year later Chris joined jazz funk outfit TriBeCa playing mainly tower of power and herbie Hancock covers With band members Niel cowley Greg Leppard Steve lamb Richard Saddler Richard wargent playing Ronnie Scott's, jazz cafe and generally ripping it up on the acid jazz scene and actually playing live with members of Living Colour at the Worlds End in 1993. Chris , Steve and Greg later joined Louise Elliot's band the jazz hearts who included, Annie whitehead, Mervin Africa, Mark bassey claud deppa Richard edulali and embarked on 10 years of jazz services funded tours and shows all over the uk including playing the world stage at Glastonbury and even supporting the Yellow Jackets and recording a live album at Ronnie Scott's Following that Chris played with various bands from Espree, londons favourite party band! To Vero, urban columbian hip hop , recording sessions and playing live with chart toppers Mint Royale! Cc,s love of vintage guitars and classic valve amps has always complemented his natural tone and feel, along with his ability to play many styles with enthusiasm and taste. Ruby and the Dukes has reignited his love of the blues swing and rocknroll in which he originally grew up playing and formed the early roots of his style

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Genres:
Vintage, Blues, Jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Cabaret, Pop, Motown, R&B, Americana, Funk, Disco, Acoustic, Covers, Tribute, Funk rock, Soul, Rock, Pop rock, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Song list

(Mixed Corporate)
Lovely day A
I feel good D
I'm coming out
Upside down
Blame it on the boogie
Play that funky music
Long train running Gm
Kiss
All night long
Hot hot hot
Happy
Let's dance
Superstition
Respect C
Sex machine A
Every little thing she does is magic
Uptown funk
Good times
Get lucky
Locked out of heaven
Le freak
Valerie
Mercy
Brown eyed girl C
Don't leave me this way (Thelma Houston version is the vibe!)?
Sing it back
American boy
Forget you
Footloose
Message in a bottle
Don't stop me now
Jonny be good A
Sex on fire
Lizzo Juice
(80's 90's 00's)
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Mercy – Duffy
Forget you – Cee Lo Green
Rolling in the deep – Adele
Price tag – Jessie J
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Pokerface – Ga Ga
You Got the Love – Candi Statton
Heart of Glass – Blondie
I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
American Boy – Estelle
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Daft Punk- Get Luck
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Let’s Get Physical – Olivia Newton John
99 Red Balloons- Nina
(50's 60's)
In My Life The Beatles
When I’m 64- The Beatles
My babe- little Walter
Sweet child of mine- post modern Jukebox
Fever – Peggy Lee
Trouble – Jackie DeShannon G
Blue Suede Shoes- Carl Perkins A
As Long as I’m Moving – Ruth Brown C#
Voodoo Woman – Koko Taylor B
Scorched – Varetta Dillard C#
Shaking All Over- Jonny kid and the pirates
Miserlou- dick dale
Dance with me Henry – Etta James F
I just wanna make love to you- Etta James
Funnel of Love – Wanda Jackson G
Put on my Shoes – Mary Ann Fisher G
Hit the road jack
I’m Shakin’ – Little Willie John F
Whipper Snapper – LaVern Baker E
Rip it Up – Little Richard F
King of the swingers- jungle book
Rock around the clock- Bill Hayley
Tainted Love – Imelda May A
Rock this Town – Stray Cats

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Daniel A, 3 years ago

"We hired Ruby & the Dukes to play at our wedding in September and they were amazing. They put on a great show, adding our first dance into their set list and contributed to a great evening atmosphere at the wedding. We know that our guests really enjoyed their performance and some have already recommended them to others."

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Sue H, 3 years ago

We just loved this band at Home Farm . The dance floor was full and they created a great atmosphere for a wedding in the country . Hopefully they will come this way again - Sue Harrison, Home Farm Events - https://www.homefarmevents.co.uk/

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