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CHRISTOPHER RAYSON to release debut solo album 'It's Been Going On'

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Christopher Rayson
releases his debut solo record, 'It's Been Going On', on 30 June 2017 via CRC. The album features ten new tracks, all self-penned by the singer-songwriter-guitarist, that deal with the fallout of an estrangement with his twin brother with whom he had formerly always performed and written music with. In happier times the brothers had formed 'The Light' and worked extensively in both France and the UK before the band imploded. The energy from that collapse led to much soul searching and, ultimately, the creation of 'It's Been Going On'.

Christopher himself says, "Music is my life's passion, a driving force that fixes my moods and bad days. It brings people together and is a friend that never leaves."

Heavily influenced by the likes of Oasis, Crowded House, Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles, Christopher has however found his own path. The album was recorded amongst the olive trees in southern France, at La Source, a studio near Grasse. The Oasis album 'Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants' was recorded ten minutes away at the Chateau de La Colle Noire in Montauroux, and perhaps some of that creative energy is still in the air. Additionally, Christopher used instruments that gave a nod to The Beatles, a Hofner bass and a Gibson - as well as a Strat style guitar and Marshall amps. The record was produced, mixed and mastered by Nick Dawes who instinctively understood the sound Christopher was looking for.

TRACKLISTING:

This Don't Sit Good With Me / No Big Secret / It's Been Going On / It Is What It Is / Message Taken Not Understood / Not Listening / Growing Apart / Living The Dream / Believe It Or Not / Who's To Say What's Next

This is an interesting and beguiling record from a new talent, albeit one who has taken the long road to reach this point. This is music born through adversity as well as the creative process, music from the heart. Without the support of Christopher's producer, but also his parents, it's unlikely the record would have been finished. And this is just the start for Christopher Rayson, as the final track on the album asks, 'Who's To Say What's Next'. Indeed.


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