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    Johnny The Fox - Demos & Recordings Johnny The Fox was formed in 1985 - featuring Chris Bannister, Martin Talbot, Andrew Talbot and Andrew Rudd, all with a passion for rock based guitar music. With influences such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rush and The Police, the band quickly created a unique blend of guitar driven rock 'n' roll.   A successful live act, Johnny The Fox recognised the importance of writing and recording their own material  and during regular studio sessions between 1985 and 1989 the band recorded over a dozen original songs.   Chris Bannister's emotive lyrics and powerful vocals, Andy Rudd's infectious layered guitar arrangements and the high energy Talbot borthers' rhythm section combined to produce a catalogue of songs that received critical acclaim from the local music press.   These cd's were produced as a short run to raise funds for Croston, a local village that flooded badly in the Boxing Day floods in 2015. Over £2000 was raised from a reunion concert performed at Park Hall, Chorley in January 2016. The packaging is a simple plastic wallet with inlay and tracklist.    
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    About October Already: In 2003 Chris released his third album October Already, recorded at Revolution Studios with legendary producer Andy McPherson (The Who, Teenage Fanclub, Doves). Featuring drummer Roy Martin, Neal Morgan on bass, Ian Wilson and Steve Butler on backing vocals, the album was Chris’ most ambitious to date and features the live favourites ‘Avenham Parade’ and ‘Stars’. October Already also saw the return of Dave Rowlands on pedal steel – his first sessions with Chris since Only Human in 1992.
  • About October Already: In 2003 Chris released his third album October Already, recorded at Revolution Studios with legendary producer Andy McPherson (The Who, Teenage Fanclub, Doves). Featuring drummer Roy Martin, Neal Morgan on bass, Ian Wilson and Steve Butler on backing vocals, the album was Chris’ most ambitious to date and features the live favourites ‘Avenham Parade’ and ‘Stars’. October Already also saw the return of Dave Rowlands on pedal steel – his first sessions with Chris since Only Human in 1992.
  • About Only Human: Chris Bannister recorded his first album Only Human in 1992. Featuring 10 original tracks, the album was produced by Bob Galvin at Chameleon Studios in Liverpool and featured songs like ‘Wild Horses’ and ‘As Bright As The Tears’ which in spite of it’s independent label were played regularly on both Radio 1 and Radio 2. The album was championed by legendary DJ ‘Whispering Bob Harris’.
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    About The Unicorn & Other Stories: In 2014 Chris was given a book of folk songs from Nova Scotia, compiled by respected folklorist Helen Creighton in the 1930’s. Chris was fascinated by the stories in the book and decided to write new melodies to some of his favourite songs. This led to the album ‘The Unicorn & Other Stories’. The album’s arrangements were a result of Chris’ collaborations with Chris Nole (John Denver, Faith Hill, Don Williams). Chris Nole’s wonderful piano playing, the ethereal vocals of Debbie Jones and Chris’ powerful acoustic guitar and vocals made this Chris’ most successful album in terms of airplay.  
  • About Truth: This album was mainly written during the months of June and July this Summer. We are living in strange, unpredictable times and these songs reflect my feelings about what is proving to be an era of change both in the way we communicate and the way we decide what is true and what isn't. Truth is a tricky concept, everyone has their own and in 2019 there seems to be not just two sides to every story but countless versions of the same event depending on which lens you're viewing it through. The one thing I've always relied on is music, these songs represent my best work and my truth.
  • About Truth: This album was mainly written during the months of June and July this Summer.  We are living in strange, unpredictable times and these songs reflect my feelings about what is proving to be an era of change both in the way we communicate and the way we decide what is true and what isn't.  Truth is a tricky concept, everyone has their own and in 2019  there seems to be not just two sides to every story but countless versions of the same event depending on which lens you're viewing it through.  The one thing I've always relied on is music, these songs represent my best work and my truth.