Chris Birkett is a multi-talented, award winning producer, singer/songwriter,
His career began as a guitarist, playing in London clubs before touring with Memphis artists Rufus Thomas, Ann Peebles and King Floyd. At 23, Chris joined the pop group Love Affair, whose song “Everlasting Love” ruled the UK charts. The following year, he joined Omaha Sheriff who had just signed a major recording deal with Tony Visconti, manager of Good Earth Records and producer for David Bowie and the
At the same time, Chris own single Where Do We Go From Here? was picked by
In 1993, Chris left the UK for France and built a recording studio inside his chateau near Bordeaux. There he produced albums with the Buena Vista Social Club and other world-class musicians, including Etran Finatawa, whose album received the best world music album in 2006. He then moved his studio to Paris, where he released his second album, Freedom and received growing acclaim for his work with world musicians like Algerian sensation Ali Amran.
Chris is no stranger to Canadian music, having produced three albums for Canadian artist Buffy Sainte-Marie, including her Juno award-winning album Running for the Drum in 2009. In 2012, he moved to Canada opened a recording studio in Toronto and finished work on his third album “Be Creative” featuring performances from many talented Canadian artists including Glen Milchem (Blue Rodeo) and Rick Emmett (Triumph).
Now a permanent resident of Canada, Chris latest credit is co-producer of Buffy