Chris Baker [60s, 70s, 80s and 90s Covers, Solo Artist]
What an amazing singer! My wife and I went to the Bolton Arms for a meal, just as we thought that things couldn't get any better in walked Chris. The variety of music and Chris' outstanding vocals made this a truly memorable night. Many thanks Chris! We can't wait to see you again.
SanderMonday 11 January 2016
Thank you Sander, Look forward to it!
This was the second booking with us for Chris. Once again Chris gave his all on the night. I had asked for a difference act from last time ,and being Chris that is what we got. Chris is a true Pro in how he deals with his bookings. We talked about dress code, timings/sound levels/song types. He uses a Bose sound system which give's good quality, if not a little under powered for outside work We have booked him again for an event in 20016, which shows you are well we like him. Thanks again Chris
Brian LambSaturday 17 October 2015
It was a pleasure to be part of your celebrations!
I made my booking with Chris purely on his good reviews. Was I disappointed? N0 . Chris you are a great pro. You made my birthday celebrations memorable. You have a wonderful talent and entertained us superbly well. Each of my guest raved about you. The variety of music played was vast. Anyone thinking of booking you should not hesitate. Thank you for taking the trouble to learn my Olly Murs song. You went the extra mile. You really do cover 70s to present. Thank you very much...
Noreen LawrenceSunday 26 April 2015
Thank you for your kind review, I'm so glad you enjoyed as much as I did performing for you.
Booked Chris for the UK Dutch rabbit clubs social evening members had travelled from all over the country for this weekend Everyone said where did you get the singer from he was outstanding A great mixture of music many thanks to Chris from our members for making the night so special you are a top Entertainer
Graham LanganMonday 24 November 2014
Thank you for having me for a great evening!!
I hadn't seen Chris Baker for three years so was really looking forward to seeing his latest show at this cosy little pub on the outskirts of St Albans. It was a 'first' for Chris too as he had never performed before at the Rose and Crown.
Neither of us was disappointed. Chris received deservedly a warm response from the 'regulars' who seemed to greatly appreciate the variety of his act. And so did I. What a refreshing change Chris is from the run-of-the-mill pub entertainer. No "Brown Eyed Girls" or "Oh Pretty Woman"'s here. The diversity was simply mind-boggling - the phrase "something for every taste" taking on a completely new meaning.
Chris started off with a selection of swing songs, Billy Paul's "Me & Mrs Jones"; the Michael Buble interpretation of "Feelin' Good" and Sinatra's "You Make Me Feel So Young" before moving on to a several of Neil Diamond's memorable songs. But just when you think it's all getting too laid-back Chris throws in the first of a series of surprises starting with rock 'n roll, lifting the atmosphere with two pounding Chuck Berry hits "You Never Can Tell" and "Johnny B Goode".
Then comes surprise number two as the multi-talented Chris performs to perfection the operatic favourites "Nessun Dorma", "Music Of The Night" (from Phantom Of The Opera) and "La Donna E Mobile" from Rigoletto. Now, let's face it, you don't hear songs like this in many pubs.
Chris changes the mood in a flash by announcing after performing Mobile: "this was the B side" before launching into surprise number three - a raucous version of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", complete with Chris's falsetto voice and nifty dance moves. Mr Baker also has better diction than the song's creator.
Staying with the current material Chris performed also Pharrell Williams' multi-million selling "Happy" and Ed Sheeran's current hit "Sing". "I Believe", from the West End musical The Book Of Mormon, brought the first half to a lively end.
The songs of David Bowie provided for a memorable opening to part two and Chris managed a very fine vocal impression of the great singer on songs like "Space Oddity" and "Life On Mars".
Chris moved from the Thin White Duke to strutting his stuff on Rolling Stones' classics It's All Over Now and Paint It Black. This talented and confident all-rounder showed even more variety towards the end with a mix of punk ("A Town Called Malice"), soul ("Drift Away", "Soul Man") and ska (Madness).
It's no surprise that more and more pubs and clubs are discovering the talents of Chris Baker.
Colin Fenn, DJ, journalistThursday 14 August 2014
Thank you for a fantastic review, I'm glad that the changes I have made over the past three years have been well received. Thank you for your continued support and hope to see you again soon.