Chris Eaton (UK musician)
|Birth name||Christopher Neville Eaton|
16 September 1958 |
Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
|Genres||Contemporary Christian, pop|
|Associated acts||Cliff Richard, Amy Grant, Roger Daltrey, Art Garfunkel, Jaci Velasquez|
Born in Sedgley, Staffordshire, 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, and also toured Europe as opening act for Art Garfunkel in 1998. 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". He also wrote several Jaci Velasquez songs including "On My Knees" and "God So Loved" as well as producing two albums.
- 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
Eaton has composed many songs recorded by other artists for their albums. Below is a small selection of these:
- 1981: Wired for Sound album: "Lost in a Lonely World" and "Summer Rain"
- 1982: Now You See Me, Now You Don't album: "Where do we go from here"*, "Little Town"* (rearrangement of "O Little Town of Bethlehem") and "Discovering"
- 1987: Always Guaranteed album: "Under Your Spell"
- 1989: Stronger album: "Joanna"
- 1990: From a Distance album: "Saviour's Day"* and "All the Time You Need"
- 2001: Wanted album: "Let Me Be the One"*
- 2003: Cliff at Christmas: "Santa's List"*
- 2004: Something's Goin' On album: "For Life", "I Don't Wanna Lose You" and "Faithful One"
- 2015: 75 at 75 album: "Golden"*
- 1992: Home for Christmas album: "Breath of Heaven"* and "Emmanuel, God With Us"
- 1991: Heart in Motion album: "Hats"
- 1996: Heavenly Place album: "On My Knees"
- 1998: Jaci Velasquez (self-titled album) album: "God So Loved"*
Note: * denotes songs released as singles
- Miller, Michael (6 April 1995). "Keaggy communicates with audience Christian musician has few doubts about fellow artists' sincerity". Peoria Journal Star. p. C3.
- Price, Deborah Evans (6 June 1998). "Higher ground". Billboard. p. 53.
- DeBoer, Terry (30 October 1995). "Duo Out of the Grey knows the way to inspire through music, movement". Grand Rapids Press. p. B4.
- 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.
- Chris Eaton Credits at AllMusic. Retrieved 13-06-2016.
- Little Town at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
- Saviour's Day at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
- Santa's List at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
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