Chris Catalyst

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Chris Catalyst
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Background information
Also known as Robochrist
Born (1980-02-11) February 11, 1980 (age 35)
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Genres Rock, punk, pop
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instruments Guitar, bass, vocals, piano, trombone
Labels Wrath Records
Associated acts Eureka Machines, The Sisters of Mercy, Mariachi El Bronx, Robochrist, The Scaramanga Six, AntiProduct, Ginger

Chris Catalyst (born 11 February 1980) is an English guitarist from the rock bands Eureka Machines[1] and The Sisters of Mercy.[2] He was also known as Robochrist, a solo industrial comedy act with face paint and props which he used to perform, but is now on hold for the time being.[3]


He was born in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. He has played in many varied bands, including Catylyst, Mr Shiraz, The Dead Pets, Robochrist, The Sisters of Mercy, Mi Mye (also featuring Whiskas of ¡Forward, Russia!, Napoleon IIIrd and Jamie Lockhart), Ginger of The Wildhearts,[4] AntiProduct (with Alex Kane from Life, Sex & Death and Clam Abuse, and Ben Graves from Murderdolls and dope), Napoleon IIIrd, The Scaramanga Six, Mariachi El Bronx and The God Damn Whores (with Ginger of The Wildhearts, and Jon Poole of Cardiacs).

He is currently fronting his own pop-rock act called Eureka Machines, who released their debut album Do Or Die on 1 September 2008,[5] and the single "Everyone Loves You" on 4 May 2009. Their second album, Champion the Underdog, was released in May 2011, and third album Remain In Hope – funded by a successful PledgeMusic campaign – was released in February 2013.

In May 2010, Catalyst played bass guitar for Mariachi El Bronx on a European tour with Gogol Bordello, deputising for their absent guitarrón player.


  1. ^ "Interview: Eureka Machines | What's On in Leeds | Eating Out in Leeds | Listings | Leeds Guide Magazine". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Chris Catalyst". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Vibrations Magazine". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]