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Chris Cox

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Chris Cox is an Oxford UK based singer / songwriter. He has played with and written many songs for UK acoustic band 'Telephone Bill and The Smooth Operators' as well as releasing two solo albums of his own material. He plays Acoustic guitar, Mandolin and Double Bass with which he appears in local Jazz groups. Since 2014 he has fronted The Missing Persians, an Oxford based rock band who have also r ... read more

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About Chris Cox

Chris Cox is an Oxford UK based singer / songwriter. He has played with and written many songs for UK acoustic band 'Telephone Bill and The Smooth Operators' as well as releasing two solo albums of his own material. He plays Acoustic guitar, Mandolin and Double Bass with which he appears in local Jazz groups. Since 2014 he has fronted The Missing Persians, an Oxford based rock band who have also released two albums of his songs. A contemporary of Robyn Hitchcock, he has played on many of RH's records and has toured with the Robyn's band The Egyptians in the 1980s. Robyn recorded one of Chris's songs 'After the Bullfight' in a private collection in 2014.

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Chris Cox
10 months ago

I have long wanted to try this on the mandolin - the first of JS Bach's famous Preludes and Fuges for keyboard (in C Major). It's less than 90 seconds long but as a collection of notes and chords represents musical perfection (IMHO Bach had one of the most remarkable musical minds ever). I offer this in hope that this crazy time will soon pass....

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Chris Cox
11 months ago

‘Cowboy Boots ’ is a tribute to the Flying Pig - a wonderful music venue in Cambridge that we played at many times in pre-Covid lockdown days. Landlady Justine has been unfailingly supportive of local live music and we fervently hope that when this madness is over we’ll play there again. Oh and there’s those boots....

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Chris Cox
1 year ago

Sometime back in the Era 1 BC (Before Corona) four chaps from Oxford went into a studio - all at the same time, together with an engineer and wearing no facemasks (GASP! - I know this is now hard to imagine) - and recorded the following tunes, 'Cruising' and 'On the Hook', playing simultaneously with minimal social distancing and minimal post production. The noises we made are hereby offered as light relief in these uncertain times. Enjoy....

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Chris Cox
1 year ago

I've been asked to upload this tune - from the archives of the Telephone Bill days. An old pop - soul song of mine, here beautifully sung by Steve Reynolds who was in the band at the time. Steve still sings with bands in Cambridge and is in as good a voice as ever. Enjoy, and a Happy Christmas to all

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Chris Cox
2 years ago

"To be or not to be" is kind of a companion piece to"Frozen in Motion" - uploaded earlier this year - in that they bookend a life between them. "Once upon a time" is in one of the classic American Songbook formats - a single verse beginning and ending the tune with a mandolin instrumental sandwich filling (that perhaps rather less classic!). Polymath Jazz pianist Kenny Hung does the honors on the keyboard chops here. Feedback as ever welcome!

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