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 38)
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Genres Rock, punk, pop, Ragga
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,
Website http://eurekamachines.com/

Chris Catalyst (born 11 February 1980) has been the guitarist and bass player from various British and American rock bands over the past decade, including The Sisters of Mercy,[1] Ugly Kid Joe, Ginger Wildheart, Mariachi El Bronx, The Dead Pets, Pato Banton, Rankin Roger, AntiProduct and his own band Eureka Machines, as well as stints playing keyboards for Terrorvision and The Scaramanga Six.

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.[2]

Biography[edit]

He was born in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England and now lives in Leeds, West 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,[3] AntiProduct, 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 also rumoured to be a 'Nameless Ghoul' in the band Ghost during the popstar tour of 2017

He is currently fronting his own pop-rock act called Eureka Machines, who released their debut album Do Or Die on 1 September 2008,[4] 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. Consequently, a further PledgeMusic campaign for their fourth album Brain Waves followed in 2014/15 resulting in the album released on 11 March 2015.

Catalyst released a solo album Life Is Often Brilliant in 2017[5] via a PledgeMusic campaign.[6] This was launched with a sold out gig at the Brudenell Social Club on his birthday. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Catalyst". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived October 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Vibrations Magazine". Vibrations.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  4. ^ [2] Archived December 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "ChrisCatalyst.com News Page". 
  6. ^ "PledgeMusic Campaign". 
  7. ^ "Venue event page".