BIOGRAPHY: Chris Cardle
Chris grew up on the west coast of Scotland and is from a family of musicians. He began playing bass at the age of seven, forming his first group at age nine, with his brother and his father. He worked his way from folk groups at age eleven through rock groups at age fifteen and, by the time he left high school was performing with many local bands. At twenty he was working for Scottish Television as the bassist for the 'Terry Neason Show' a primetime variety series. He also worked for the BBC both in live radio broadcasts and in television, including the popular 'Highway' television program. At twenty one Chris appeared on the BBC's 'Wogan' show as an successful entry in the Song For Europe contest. In addition to his TV and radio work Chris has worked with popular rock groups such as 'Del Amitri' and toured with 'The Crystals' and 'Legends In Concert.' He was also involved in the jazz scene working with such notable artists as Tommy Smith. Locally, in addition to Hat Trick, Chris is involved in producing and performing for 'Stayin Alive' a nine piece disco show-band.