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Chris Ostler

Of the many newly emerging musicians currently performing in the UK, Chris Ostler is one of the most exciting artists on the scene right now.

He is a fresh, lively act with a powerful voice and colourful chords woven together to resonate within others. Playing catchy original Pop/Rock songs with a transatlantic country feel, he motivates and enthrals listeners, making meaningful connections between their stories and experiences with his own. Performing as a dynamic package roaring full of emotion, solo or with his band, Chris wants to let all know that we can overcome barriers in life by believing in ourselves and others. Proudly neurodivergent, he wishes to help others and use music to make a positive difference in the world. Chris’ autism only serves to enhance the way he writes and plays.

Based in Exeter, UK, Chris creatively blends musical elements to create memorable tracks that brim with emotion and energy. His music is influenced by regular visits to Canada when he was a child, giving Chris’ sound a much more ‘trans-oceanic’ feel. Performing with strong vocals and skilful guitar playing, Chris’ music blossoms with great prominence and power. 

Chris loves to perform live and has dynamic energy and thirst for communicating with audiences. He is keen beyond words to travel far and wide playing to new audiences and existing fans. He welcomes every opportunity to showcase his music and add to the fire that flares to his sound.

Chris’s ventures so far have included performances such as Oceanfest, Glastonbudget Festival, Powderham Castle, Exeter Chiefs Premier League, many Foodies Festivals, and the Cornish Folk Festival. Previously opening for some international names including Joan Armatrading, Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) and Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Chris revels in playing live where his travels take him. Having tracks featured on several UK BBC Radio stations such as Devon, Leicester and the ‘BBC Introducing Southwest’, Chris is keen to travel to meet his fans far and wide. 


Great stuff! Would love to have him play again” – Martin Barre, Guitarist from Jethro Tull

Strong voice, lovely performance!” – Joan Armatrading

” …… A force to be reckoned with!” – EARMILK, June 2023

“…Absolute powerhouse of energy!…His captivating charm and energetic performances never fail to attract a huge crowd – FAME Magazine, June 2023.

“Big Fan!” – BBC Introducing South & West

Chris has a real love of the craft.” Olivier Behzadi – Director & Head of Production at Level 8, (Former Head of A&R at Sony Music).

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Opened for Joan Armatrading on her ‘Local Talent’ Tour and features on the subsequent album release.

Opened for Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), 3 Daft Monkeys, Leylines, Yes Sir Boss, Kelly Swindall and Sarah McQuaid.

Grand Finalist of Mayor of London’s GIGs competition

Featured on BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Leicester, and BBC Introducing Southwest, Devon & Cornwall as well as other local radio stations.

Chris’ Festival performances, venues and local charity events so far include:

Festivals: Oceanfest, Glastonbudget, Foodies festivals, Lakefest, Cornwall Folk Festival, Salcombe Live Festival, Rock Oyster Festival, Leopallooza Festival, Abbfest, Radio Exe’s Party on the Green, Alsager Festival, Bradnich Music festival, Exmouth Festival, Kingsbridge, and Exeter Food & Music festivals, Uffculme Music festival, Paignton Regatta and many more!

Venues: Powderham Castle, Exeter Premier League Rugby venue (Exeter Chiefs-Sandy Park), Land’s End firework spectacular nights, HMV Exeter, Britt Bar at Weston, Exeter Phoenix, O2 Academy Islington, and Timepiece Exeter to name a few.


 Bryan Adams, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, The Script, Rascal Flatts, Ole Borud, Sister Hazel, Chris Stapleton, Nickelback, Gavin Degraw, The Levellers, Lifehouse, PB Underground, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Thin Lizzy, Stevie Wonder, Stereophonics and many more!


 An eclectic mix of Bryan Adams, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, The Script, Rascal Flatts, depending on which track from Chris or the above artist you are listening too!


Trans-Atlantic Music and those who love pop, country, rock and funk with catchy melodies and lyrics that tell stories with fun, energy and emotion!


Chris often plays solo with his acoustic guitar and stomp box but can also be backed by talented, renowned session musicians as his regular band members. He loves to use a six-piece line with Drums, Bass, Keys, Lead Electric & Rhythm guitars all behind Chris on his electric acoustic- a truly all encompassing, phenomenal musical experience!   


Chris’ unsigned approach is truly unique, and he goes above and beyond to bring his A-game to every show.

Outstanding song melodies and lyrics are woven together with an ability to engage the audience into Chris’ world through his distinctive, powerful voice. It will never fail to leave you with an ear worm and a smile on your face.

The live audience is Chris’ natural home; his love and joy for music resonates in the people and even off the walls in the venue. His energetic vibrancy can be enjoyed and felt by all. In every show, in every song, he gives you his everything.

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