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Christopher Kenneth Kimsey (born 1951, Battersea, London) is an English record producer, mixer and musician most famous for having co-produced The Rolling Stones' Undercover and Steel Wheels albums. He was also an engineer on their 1971 album Sticky Fingers as well as 1978's Some Girls and 1980's Emotional Rescue and assisted Mick Jagger and Keith Richards closely in preparing 1981's Tattoo You.
He has also worked with Peter Frampton, Marillion, The Cult, Peter Tosh, The Psychedelic Furs, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Ten Years After, Johnny Hallyday, Louis Bertignac, Diesel Park West, JoBoxers, Killing Joke, New Model Army, Ash, The Chieftains, Soul Asylum, Duran Duran, Yes, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, INXS, Anti Nowhere League, Moral Code X, The Proclaimers and Golden Earring
He was the recording engineer for Frampton Comes Alive! in 1976.
Chris is the credited producer, mixer and engineer on the new album by British post punk band New Model Army. The album "High" was released in June 2007.
Kimsey is partner in JDC MUSIC GROUP established in 2007. JDC MUSIC GROUP is a record label. Kimsey has produced and engineered for the bands Very Emergency from Lexington, Kentucky and Saint Jude from London, England in 2008.
Selection of his work
- Rolling Stones – (Sticky Fingers, Some Girls, Undercover, Flashpoint, Emotional Rescue, Steel Wheels) albums.
- Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive, Camel, I'm in You, albums.
- Johnny Hallyday – (Flagrant Délit, Country,Folk,Rock, Insolitudes, Je t'aime, je t'aime, je t'aime, Rock à Memphis, Parc des Princes 1993, Rough Town, À La Cigale, Lorada, Lorada Tour, Destination Vegas, Live at the Aladdin Theatre) albums.
- Terry Reid – Rogue Waves album.
- The Cult – Dreamtime album.
- Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery album. (E)
- Soul Asylum – Candy from a Stranger album. (P)
- Colin James – Colin James and the Little Band album.
- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts's – Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth album. (P)
- Killing Joke – Brighter Than A Thousand Suns and Night Time albums.
- Duran Duran – Liberty album. (P)
- Wendy James – Now Ain't The Time For Your Tears album. (E)
- INXS – Full Moon Dirty Hearts album. (E)
- Peter Tosh – The Toughest album. (P)
- Marillion – (Misplaced Childhood, Clutching at Straws) albums.
- The Psychedelic Furs – Midnight to Midnight album.
- Golden Earring – Tits 'n Ass album.
- Strapps – Secret Damage album