Manager, The Blues Train
Over the past 10 years, Chris has worked extensively in the Music, Entertainment, Event, Tourism and Ticketing industries, gathering in depth knowledge and experience in all aspects of event and project management - including programming; ticketing; logisitics; memberships; event co-ordination and management.
Having grown up in Point Lonsdale, Chris was first introduced to Hugo T Armstrong through the Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) youth in schools program.
Over the following years, Chris became actively involved in the Queenscliff Music Festival, and struck up a strong working relationship with Hugo that has continued through various organisations and roles through to today.
After departing QMF, Chris went on to work with Community Organisations, Government and private companies including Ticketmaster; the 2006 Commonwealth Games; A Day on the Green; Falls Festival; Apollo Bay Music Festival; Knox City Council and the Borough of Queenscliffe before being head hunted to take the helm of community radio station PBS 106.7FM's membership team and program their successful 'Live Music Week'.
In 2006 he received the Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year award for the Queenscliff region, a reflection of his contribution to the local community and music industry.
After steering PBS 106.7FM's membership Department through a period of significant change, which resulted in 3 straight years of membership growth, Chris resigned and took up a position with the Legendary Blues Train.
In 2011, Chris was appointed Associate Music Programmer for the long-running Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival, held last weekend in July.