Indie, Pop, Rock
Oh Mercy, Tom Petty, Died Pretty, Teenage Fanclub
Chris George Bancroft
Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Oh Mercy, Died Pretty, Teenage Fanclub, The Church, You Am I, Wilco
Chris George Bancroft has always found comfort in the background with a guitar, since his late teens and through all of his 20’s Chris has spent his time playing guitar and creatively contributing in various bands. Currently Chris works with Brisbane bands Blue Chorus, Asha Jefferies, The Holy Rollercoasters. Although a thoroughly active and accomplished sideman in late 2018 Chris made the choice to quit his day job as operations/wholesale account manager of a local coffee brand, open up his horizons wider, focus all his time on something that meant something to him. He began writing music for a project tied entirely to his own name – Chris George Bancroft
The first fruit from this period of writing for the new solo project is his debut single ‘Hold On’. Recorded with old friend Alistair Richardson (Zefereli, Clea and The Cairos) in his Swan Pond Studio and mastered by William Bowden. Released in late May 2019 this debut single lands strongly with shining guitars, a personally reflective lyrical narrative, a slightly bitter aftertaste and stunning vocal support from friend and collaborator Asha Jefferies. For a debut from an unknown new artist ‘Hold On’ was well received, receiving play on local radio in Brisbane (4ZZZ) Sydney and Melbourne as well as play on Triple J Unearthed Radio Show TOPS. It’s just the first glimmer of light and example of Chris’s strength as a standalone songwriter.