Chris Eaton (UK musician)

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Chris Eaton
Birth name Christopher Neville Eaton
Born (1958-09-16) 16 September 1958 (age 58)
Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
Genres Contemporary Christian, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Associated acts Cliff Richard, Amy Grant, Roger Daltrey, Art Garfunkel, Jaci Velasquez
Website www.chriseaton.co.uk

Christopher Neville Eaton (born 16 September 1958) is a British Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, who has written songs for singers such as Cliff Richard, Amy Grant and Jaci Velasquez.

Career[edit]

Born in Sedgley, Staffordshire,[citation needed] Eaton was a member of the 1980s bands Lyrix and the Mark Williamson Band prior to his solo career. He has toured the US to promote his albums,[1] and also toured Europe as opening act for Art Garfunkel in 1998.[2] He worked on Roger Daltrey's 1987 solo album Can't Wait to See the Movie, singing backing vocals.

Eaton wrote Cliff Richard's 1990 UK Christmas No. 1 single "Saviour's Day" and has also written songs that have been performed by other CCM artists such as Amy Grant, who recorded a version of Eaton's "Breath of Heaven".[3] He also wrote several Jaci Velasquez songs including "On My Knees" and "God So Loved" as well as producing two albums.

Personal life[edit]

Eaton married singer songwriter Abby Scott in May 2009.[citation needed] He had been previously married to Gill, but the marriage ended in 1990.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1986: Vision
  • 1995: Wonderful World
  • 1997: Cruisin' (released in North America as What Kind of Love)
  • 2008: Dare to Dream

Songs recorded by other artists[edit]

Eaton has composed many songs recorded by other artists for their albums.[5] Below is a small selection of these:

Cliff Richard

Amy Grant

Jaci Velasquez

Note: * denotes songs released as singles

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Michael (6 April 1995). "Keaggy communicates with audience Christian musician has few doubts about fellow artists' sincerity". Peoria Journal Star. p. C3. 
  2. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (6 June 1998). "Higher ground". Billboard. p. 53. 
  3. ^ DeBoer, Terry (30 October 1995). "Duo Out of the Grey knows the way to inspire through music, movement". Grand Rapids Press. p. B4. 
  4. ^ Rimmer, Mike. "Chris Eaton: Cliff Richard and Amy Grant songwriter with his own album (1 April 1995)". www.crossrhythms.co.uk. Cross Rhythmns. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Chris Eaton Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved 13-06-2016.
  6. ^ Little Town at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  7. ^ Saviour's Day at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  8. ^ Santa's List at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2015.

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