Fruit Bat Music 
publishing original Australian sounds

Acclaimed folk and roots singer songwriter, musician and entertainer Chris Fisher has released four studio albums, with a fifth in production, and has performed consistently through an enduring career in music.

Chris began his musical journey at the folk clubs and music festivals of Far North Queensland. His diverse Career includes many performances at Woodford, Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, appearances in Tamworth’s coveted ‘Star Maker’ quest grand final, the Gympy Country music muster, study in contemporary music, commissioned works for TV and conferences, plus hundreds of pub and club gigs, including tours of the UK.

Moving to the North Coast of NSW in 1989 he became well known as a recording artist and through performances throughout the region as a soloist and with

various band line ups including ‘The Essentials’, ‘The Dreamcatchers’ and most recently ‘Monkey & the Fish’.  Chris has won eight North Coast Entertainment Industry Association Dolphin Awards for original compositions released on albums: “Progress” (1989), “Green Hearts” (1994) and in collaboration with Marcelle Townsend-Cross and others “In Cahoots” (2000).  Two songs from “Singin’ for Change” (2011) were recognised at the 2015 Australian Songwriters Awards; ‘Spirit World’ 7th place in Spiritual category and ‘See The Signs’ 9th place in Rock Indie. Chris’s yet to be released tune ‘Change Is Good’ also received a top 3 nomination in the Protest category of the 2015 Dolphin Awards.

Chris’ songs reflect diverse and eclectic influences making his repertoire unpredictable and entertaining. Folk, blues, reggae, country, rock and jazz are intertwined with lyrics inspired by personal and universal themes. A true story teller fueled by the people, culture and community in which he lives, Chris’ songs are poetic, emotive and topical, with many conveying strong environmental themes. His latest single release in 2014; ‘Hand In Hand’ was inspired by the Bentley Blockade against CSG.

A confident entertainer and performer with excellent vocal and guitar work and a magic song craft. Chris also plays a ‘stomp box’ and harmonica and utilises ‘Loop’ technology in his live gigs, delivering a full sound and entertaining show.

© Fruit Bat Productions 2016

Chris Fisher - Singer Songwriter