The Christians burst onto the music scene in the late 80s when their triple platinum debut album THE CHRISTIANS (which still remains to this day Islands Records highest selling debut album) was being played in every household. Their follow up album COLOUR knocked off Phil Collins from the Number One slot in 1990 and the band went on to enjoy years of UK and European success with Words, Father and other hits from subsequent album HAPPY IN HELL. Their cover HARVEST FOR THE WORLD for Unicef was complimented by the Isley Brothers and is played constantly to this day. Garry Christian’s distinctive lead vocals can also be heard alongside Paul McCartney and Holly Johnson on the Ferry Across the Mersey (recorded after the tragedy at Hillsborough 1989).
Lead singer Garry still sounds as good today as he did back then and the band are constantly touring as well as being invited to appear at many prestigious festivals where The Christians have made a name for performing a belting set packed full of the hits that bring back pure happiness and nostalgia to the crowd.
Described by Chris Evans as ‘the best gig he’s ever been to’ The Christians are a reminder that not everything from the 80s was uncool! The surprisingly meaningful and appropriate songs combined with a voice that ‘penetrates the soul’ … explains why THE CHRISTIANS seem to be celebrating such a big resurgance!
Garry is joined onstage by band members Joey Ankrah and Neil Griffiths.
They will perform at the Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax on March 14th.