Biography Chris Blackwell - drummer / composer


Chris had the best time drumming on two world tours with ex Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant with whom he recorded several albums; Now & Zen, Manic Nirvana, Knebworth (the Live album), Fate Of Nations, Sixty Six to Timbuktu and the 2006 boxed set entitled Nine Lives. From these Platinum selling albums came many World-wide hits co-written by Chris, including Tie Dye On The Highway, Watching you, and a Grammy-nomination for Calling To You.

Chris then expanded his musical career into Film and Media composition where he has become a very prolific writer with his own West London studio.

His advertising credits include multi award-winning campaigns for Reebok, Levi’s and major compositions for the Sony PSP and Land Rover 'Freelander'. Other clients include Guinness, Nissan, Pedigree Chum, Sega, Nike, Adidas, Diet Coke, Coca Cola, Neutrogena, Radox, Sanatogen, Ericsson, Ford, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Saab, Vauxhall, Opel, Braun, Alberto VO5, Kellogg’s, Lego, British Airways, Fosters, Bradford & Bingley, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Cinemas, The Sunday Times and The Observer.

He works extensively for TV and his work includes themes for The Davis Cup, FIFA, IMG Golf, The African Cup of Nations, The Daily Politics, Breakfast with Frost, Tomorrow’s World, and numerous other BBC themes and commissions.

Recently he has broadened his attention to Orchestral composition (recording at Abbey Road with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) and has composed hundreds of tracks for Audio Network, Imagem / Boosey & Hawkes and DeWolfe. Above all, he continues to have a great time!

Chris lives in West London with his partner Nicola and their sons Jake and Ollie.