Chris Sainsbury as guitarist sounds like:
Chris Sainsbury plays a mixture of jazz, folk, surf music, classical and ambient guitar sounds. Recent work
includes the Random Earth Band recordings (a new group formed in 2019, directed by Chris, with Guy Strazz, Steve Marquis, Christina Sainsbury and Rosalie Bourne). CD lauch will be at our Smiths
Alternative gig Canberra, last Sunday October 2019 (hosted by CJ Shaw). Hear Random Earth Band at:
Song (<<click to hear) Engineered by
guitar legend Rod McCormack (guitarist for KD Lang, Keith Urban).
Djagamara (<<click to hear)
Older work sounds like this (tracks
from solo guitar CD of 2008 - Anima):
Marigolds (<<click to hear)
"I've played it before, but I love it."
(Lucky Oceans, programmer ABC Radio 2008)
Love (<<click to
Also hear Satori (from the Bouddi Band
Satori (<<click to hear)
My 2019 Lake Music installation with photo-media artist Rowan Conroy responds to Lake George (Weereewa)
one of the world's oldest lakes, and just up the road! For a regional gallery exhibition in Australia's oldest inland city - Goulburn. This features a number of all acoustic guitar tracks using
whacked out techniques (bi-tones, metal thimbles on the right hand, acoustically created vibrato, and more, also bass, add a little reverb and that's it!). Hear at:
Music (<<click to hear)
Hear Australian guitar great Ken
Murray playing Mango Tango (utilises bi-tones) at: Mango Tango (<<click to
hear) from North Country Sketches - 2001.
Chris's Concerto for Guitar was premiered
by Spanish virtuoso Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey. Hear an excerpt at: Guitar Concerto (<<click to hear) soloist Gallardo del Rey with Darwin Festival Orchestra live 2002. He
has also worked with the Netherlands leading contemporary guitarist Izhar Elias and Italy's virtuoso Gian Marco Ciampa.
Chris and Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey (soloist for the
This track features Sydney guitarist Giuseppe Zangari (and Michaele Archer on voice):
Storm (<<click to download image with music) 2011 from Brackish
Songs (for mezzo-soprano and guitar), from the Brackish Songs photo/music show with CSU
photo Lecturer Dr Jamie Holcombe, exploring regional images and music.
*A Compendium of Bi-tone Techniques (whacky, but they do lend some interesting sounds and harmonic
concepts). Email Chris.
* Tropical Harmony for Alpine Frets (an almost finished first position chord book for beginners to
intermediate players). Lotsa fun! Email Chris.
Guitars played by Chris:
Instruments made by:
Michael Kelly guitars.
Check out these other great Australian and international players:
Lucas Michailidis: http://www.lucasmichailidis.com
Guy Strazz: http://guystrazz.com
Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey (Spain): https://gallardodelrey.com/en/
Izhar Elias (Netherlands): https://izharelias.com