Born in Melbourne, Australia, Chris began playing guitar at the young age of ten and has ever since devoted his life to his art. Through practice and determination Chris has learned to master his sound in developing and expressing himself in a very original style, an attribute that has earned him high respect amongst his peers in the industry.
Receiving his musical education and instrument tuition at high school (incorporating guitar & piano), Chris began to develop rapidly as a knowledgeable musician and a very competent player. Gaining the attention of the schoolâ€™s music department, Chris was called upon to perform in all musical productions, a role that gained him a reputation as the schoolâ€™s top guitarist.
Following high school Chris spent two years studying at the Audio Visual College, where he acquired diplomas in audio engineering & live sound mixing. Along with this Chris was also gaining for himself a name as one of the cityâ€™s top guitarist, performing around Melbourne in various rock bands supporting such acts as Roar and Southern Sons (both bands which propelled Virgil Donati to high acclaim in Australia).
Chris has composed, recorded and produced a number of albums for local unsigned artists, as well as producing solo projects for himself in his home studio.
His latest album The Manhattan Project is a sheer example of his unique musicianship/production & arrangement skills, in showcasing outstanding guitar playing.
One Review Stated:
"Each track is a melodic glance into the different styles of Chrisâ€™ playing, and you canâ€™t help but be enchanted by the journey on which this album takes you".
Asked in a radio interview about his approach to writing, Chris replied:
" I don't have a certain style or structure to the way i write, i just write. 90% of the time its is done as i record, add an instrument here and there, a certain melody sparks a mood and you run with it, and by the time i have finished the song, it could sound anything from Alicia Keys to Mettalica".
A flattering remark from an advertising executive was:
"Your songs are like jingles and your jingles are like songs, very different".
Ransom Ep - Ransom: Artist / Co Writer / Co Producer.
Da'Silva (demo Ep) - It's All Live: Engineer / Producer.
Nothing But Trouble - We've Arrived: Artist / Producer.
Chameleon Ep - Love & War: Engineer /Producer.
Tide Ep - Tide: Producer.
Chris Devenish - Praying For The Rain: Artist / Writer / Producer / Engineer.
Nothing But Trouble - Eleven Live: Artist / Co Producer.
A Moment In Time - Tide: Writer / Engineer / Producer.
Los Alamos Ep - Los Alamos: Artist / Writer / Engineer / Producer.
Chris Devenish - The Manhattan Project: Artist / Writer / Engineer / Producer.
Nothing But Trouble - Live At The Esplanade: Artist / Engineer / Producer.
Chris Devenish - Watching Sunsets: Artist / Writer / Engineer / Producer.
Steve Turner - Schrodingers Cat: Engineer / Co Producer
Chris Devenish - On The Lighter Side: Artist / Writer / Engineer / Producer. ( in production )
Chris Devenish - Bita Ducey: Arist / Writer / Engineer / Producer. ( in production )
Greg Limberis - In Limbo: Musician / Co Writer / Co Engineer / Co Producer. ( in production )
Check out the artist's website:
1. Groaves Groove
2. Los Alamos
3. Mr. 740
4. Romance The Rain
5. In The Pocket
6. Loop It Up
7. Touch Of Jazz
8. Jump Into It
9. Eau Rouge