Chris Gillespie is a performer in the contemporary Australian acoustic music scene.
In 2006 EP 'The Road To Tamworth' was released, and recieved airplay on FBi radio in Sydney and ABC Radio National.
After the EP's release, 'Chris Gillespie & The Wandering Hands' were formed. They are an entertaining and dynamic trio currently performing in various Sydney and Blue Mountains venues. The group also play at many music festivals around Australia.
The Wandering Hands are Ben Hazlett (bass, vocals) and Matthew Luciano (guitar, mandolin, vocals).
In 2007, Chris Gillespie & The Wandering Hands released their first EP 'Free To Roam'. The EP features 'Balmain', 'Free To Roam', 'M2 Cockatoo', 'John(Howard)' and other songs. This new EP features songs which have reached as high as number 3 on the Triple J Unearthed Australian Roots Charts.
Chris has held a residency performing solo at the Harbourview Hotel in the Rocks, Sydney, on Friday nights, since February 2005.
"Chris Gillespie tells stories of everyday Australian expieriences, unrequited love, dogs and the cockatoo that owns the M2, all delivered with a bit of a country storytelling feel you might associate with Jeff Lang's vibe and an Australian singing accent akin to that of Darren Hanlon or Paul Kelly. The music is a perfectly relaxed country tinged acoustica, with excellent space created for the suspense and emotion that comes through in the songs. Nice mandolin, slide guitar, harmonica and sparse backing vocals all help to create this space and the sort of feel that many artists could learn from. - Glen Mcvey ('The Stix' magazine)
"His songs have a freshness and simplicity about them that makes him stand out from the mass of singer/songwriters out there." - Malcom Fielding (92.1 FM Hobart Radio)
Visit www.myspace.com/chrisgillespiemusic to listen to songs by Chris Gillespie.