Chris Letcher

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Chris Letcher
BornDurban, South Africa
GenresIndie folk, baroque pop, experimental, film score
Years active1998–present
LabelsSheer, Warner/Chappell

Chris Letcher is a South African singer-songwriter and film composer based in London and Johannesburg.

He has played with Urban Creep. Two of his albums made South Africa's Mail & Guardian "20 Best CDs of the Decade by South African Artists" list.[1] Frieze, his 2007 album, is listed for that year in the Sunday Times Albums of the Decade. His second solo album, Spectroscope, was named 2011 album of the year.[2]

He wrote the scores for Claire Angelique's debut feature film, My Black Little Heart,[3] the BBC production of Women in Love, and director Ntshavheni Wa Luruli's film, Elelwani.[4] which was shown at the Berlinale Film Festival 2013.[5] He also composed the score for the BBC film, Challenger, which stars William Hurt.[6] Letcher co-scored the film Black South-Easter in 2013 with Sub Pop's Spoek Mathambo.


  1. ^ Mzansi's groove
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Claire Angelique's debut film My Black Little Heart Archived June 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]