Chris is a classically-trained pianist and is comfortable playing both acoustic piano and keyboard/synthesizer. He has extensive experience in accompanying both vocal and instrumental candidates for HSC, AMEB & Trinity College examinations. Chris is also in demand on the Sydney musical theatre circuit and is currently working on the Australian production of Legally Blonde The Musical at Sydney's Lyric Theatre. Chris is based in Sydney and is available to accompany auditions, examinations, cabarets and any other performances. A full CV is available here.
Musical Director | Arranger
Chris is a highly regarded Musical Director/Conductor and has several credits in musical theatre. Highlights include Hats Off! 2012, Twisted Broadway Sydney Premiere, No Way To Treat a Lady (Assistant MD), Kiss of The Spiderwoman (Deputy Conductor) and the the Australasian premiere of Reefer Madness, starring Australian stage & screen legend Barry Crocker. He was also Musical Director for the City of Newcastle Drama Awards between 2003-2006. A full list of credits can be found in his CV.
Chris also works as a freelance Arranger & Orchestrator and has arranged music for everything from big bands, small jazz ensembles & string quartets to rock bands, medium-size orchestras, and jingles for television and radio.
Transcriptions & Transpositions
Chris has extensive experience in music transcription & transposition. Need an old, messy, hand-written chart tidied up? No problem. Sheet music doesn't exist for your song? Chris can transcribe it from the recording and provide you with a printed score (hard copy or PDF). The same applies for transpositions - need a song transposed into the key that's right for you? Chris can transpose your sheet music for you; AND your music stays stored on hard drive so it's easy to edit in future should you decide to make any further changes.
Authorized Distributor for BandTrax MIDI Files
Chris is an authorized distributor for BandTrax MIDI Files and also produces Custom MIDI Files and Backing Tracks, specializing in producing hard-to-find songs. Can't find your desired MIDI File/Backing Track from the BandTrax catalogue? Chris can produce it for you..
If you're looking for a MIDI File or Backing Track, please view the BandTrax catalogue here:
To listen to demos of Chris King's MIDI Files, click here:
Chris King MIDI File Demos