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Local Musician brings UK Tour to Knutsford

By on November 22, 2012

A Knutsford man whose father has led the Knutsford May Day precession for over 30 years is returning to Knutsford as part of his UK Music Tour to raise money for charity.

Chris Gate, who grew up in Rostherne, is half of the folk duo ‘Chord’ and they’ll be at the Rose & Crown on 23 November to raise money for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

An ex Yorston Lodge Pupil, Chris moved to France 11 years ago when he met his now Wife in the South of France.  Chris is a professional scenic carpenter by trade but spends his free time with his family and his band where he gets to continually explore his life-long passion for music.

Chris is a keen musician and has played the drums, guitar and piano for over 15years.

Chris and fellow British musician Stamford started playing as a duo three years ago which led on to small local gigs. They used to ‘Sing for their Suppers’ in and around the South of France and have since developed their folk duo “CHORD” as a result of their popularity.

Chord’s UK Tour started on the 19th November in Hythe, Kent and will finish on the 23 November at the Rose & Crown Knutsford.

Over the last three years, Chord has helped raise money through music events for three charities, one of which being CAFT which is especially close to his heart.

Commenting Chris said: “We’ve done several fundraising gigs, originally raising money for WaterAid and this summer for ‘The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust’.  Stamford and I are really looking forward to be able to do our first Tour to raise money for such great charities.

“We are looking forward to performing in Knutsford and seeing lots of old friends and family too.  The gig will be full of music, fun and naturally a bit of audience participation too.”

Chord hopes to raise £1000 from the tour which will then be divided up between two of the chosen charities.

Chris, his partner in music and their voluntary roadie Colin, would love to share an evening with you. Please come along to the Rose & Crown at 9pm on Friday night.

Submitted by Abi Whitfield

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