Chris Corcoran is one of the most dynamic and exciting guitar players on the UK blues/swing/jazz scene. He has performed with a large number of the genres finest musicians including West Weston's Bluesonics, Si Cranstoun, Little George Suref, Lee Sankey, Jackson Sloan, Ray Gelato, Jeremiah Marques & The Blue Aces, Rollo Markee & The Tailshakers, Big Mamas Door, Pete G & The Magnitones, Big John Carter, Tracy Ray & The Mojos, plus international artists such as Ricky Nye and Hamp Goes Wild.
He runs his own instrumental trio which performs in London regularly, and this year Chris appeared at The Walldorf Rock n Roll Weekender, in Germany, the Festival of Vintage, Espom and provided the house band for the UK Boogie Woogie Festival. As well as many regular appearances in and around London, the Trio are also supporting James Hunter at the London Jazz Festival and performing two shows at The International Guitar Festival of Great Britain this November.
'Corcoran proved to be a dynamic guitarist. The Chris Corcoran Trio is one to watch out for.'
London Jazz Festival review by Sharnalee Foster, Blues & Soul Magazine
'The Chris Corcoran Trio have performed two years in a row at the festival and this year we put them on twice in one day! Their music is fresh and enjoyable for people of all ages to listen to. Feedback from people who came to see them was fantastic. We will definitely be keeping them in mind for future years at the festival.'
International Guitar Festival of Great Britain
'Brilliant set on Saturday evening at the UK Boogie Woogie Festival! Thanks for such quality!'
UK Boogie Woogie Festival, Sturminster Newton Arts Centre
‘The Chris Corcoran Trio reminded us how important it is to Keep Music Live. This trio of talented musicians brought an evening of fresh inventive playing to our Arts centre. Their mixture of classics and new compositions was well judged and Chris Corcoran's charm and skill as the leader was well matched by his outstanding gifts as a guitarist. A really memorable evening.’
Bridport Arts Centre
'Hi Chris, saw you at The Met in Bury last night . What a great performance. I was stewarding and was asked when are you coming back??'
The Met, Bury
Chris also writes music for Film/TV. A track he recorded with Boogie Woogie piano player Big John Carter has been used as the title piece for a short film entitled 'Taking Stock' by film maker Maeve Murphy. It has been shown at the Garden State Film Festival New Jersey, London Independent Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival in May 2012.
For a taster of the live show, here’s a slow blues recorded at Round Midnight Bar, Angel, London in March 2012, featuring Jamie Lawrence on double bass and Rob Pokorny on drums:
'The business when it comes to 50’s style swing guitar.'
BLUES IN BRITAIN MAGAZINE
‘Looks like a fifties college kid gone bad – sounds like BB King.’
JAZZ ON THE STREETS
'One of those rare, gifted guitarists who truly understands the rich, authentic flavours of the rocking vintage guitar'