Chris King is a highly sought-after accompanist, pianist/keyboardist and musical director in Sydney. Chris also produces custom arrangements, orchestrations and backing tracks. He is also a MIDI file programmer for BandTrax Australia.
His experience encompasses musical theatre, AMEB & Trinity College etc exam accompaniment, piano bars, tribute shows, pop/rock bands and film/television.
Chris's musical theatre work has led to him sharing the stage with Australian performing icons such as Barry Crocker, Little Patti, Peter Cousens, Lucy Durack, Amanda Harrison, Silvie Paladino, Trevor Ashley, Margi Di Ferranti, Chloe Dallimore and Michael Falzon among others.
Most recently Chris played keyboards on the Australian production of The Addams Family Musical and was musical director on Hats Off! 2013.
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"Chris is a skilled keyboardist, arranger and all round musician that has demonstrated - in the short period I have known him - a professional edge that makes him an enviable asset to any ensemble. Highly recommended."
Michael Galeazzi - Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Australian Institute of Music; Session Bassist
"Chris was terrific. He accompanied superlatively, worked beautifully with the cast, was prepared, was quick and was a joy to work with.
Stephen Helper - Supervisor, Music Theatre; Actors College of Theatre & Television
"Chris is always prepared for a show, at the first rehearsal. Chris is exceptional at re-creating sounds from recordings. These points make him an ideal Keyboardist for any session/covers gig to me."
Mark Spiteri - Manager, The Lockup Studios/Drummer/Percussionist/Tutor
“As a guitarist I've worked with Chris on several projects in musical theatre over the years. As both a musical director and keyboardist Chris was always well on top of the material, working collaboratively with others on the production team towards a professional and well-balanced production. Always affable and professional, I'd welcome the chance to work with him again anytime."
Richard Kerr - Session Guitarist
“I've had the pleasure of working with Chris on two successful stage productions: "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" (New Theatre) and "Beauty and the Beast" (RMS). During both shows, his depth of musicality and command of the band & orchestra were apparent at all times. Chris is a consummate conductor & musician and maintains a professional and focussed attitude at all times. He is well respected by his peers in the industry and based on my own experiences, I have no hesitation in recommending him.”
Adam Vujic - Creative Director, Studio AV; Keyboardist
“Chris is a great keyboard/piano player who is reliable and easy going. He would be an asset to any band.”
Scott Macdonald - Drummer/Drum Tutor
"A highly recommended musician with incredible talent and a great attitude!"
Chris Ninni - Session Vocalist, singer with Let's Groove Tonight corporate events band