Chris Whitten made a name for himself providing drums for the classic 80’s hits ‘What I Am’ by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians and ‘The Whole Of The Moon’ by The Waterboys.
He went on to appear on Paul McCartney’s critically acclaimed ‘Flowers In The Dirt’ album and the 1989/90 record-breaking world tour. Two years later Chris embarked on the mammoth, 18 month long ‘On Every Street’ world tour with Dire Straits.
In the 1990’s Chris started collaborating with record producer Peter Henderson (Supertramp, Rush and McCartney) on several drum sample libraries, notably ‘Superior Custom & Vintage’ for Toontrack in Sweden, ‘EZX Vintage Rock’, ‘EZX The Classic’ and ‘EZX Kicks and Snares’. In 2017 the pair recorded a factory sound library at Real World and Rockfield Studios for Roland Corp’s newest flagship hybrid drum module, the TM-6 Pro.
Chris’ extensive studio credits include Paul McCartney, a pair of albums with Swing Out Sister, a James Bond soundtrack (The Living Daylights) with The Pretenders, sessions with ABC, The The, World Party, Julian Cope, Holly Johnson, Johnny Cash, Tom Jones, Louise Goffin and Jeff Trott, plus more recently, two acclaimed albums by soulful newcomers ‘The Beauty Room’.
It was so amazing to get to talk with Chris Whitten and learn about the amazing sessions he has worked on!
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