Chris Standring

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Chris Standring
Born 1960 (age 56–57)
Buckinghamshire, England
Genres Soul jazz
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts SolarSystem

Chris Standring (born 1960 in Buckinghamshire, England[1]) is a British soul jazz guitarist known for his heavy use of 1970s-style musical nuances. Before launching his own solo career with his 1998 album "Velvet", Standring represented a third of the band SolarSystem,[1] a one-shot project that combined elements of jazz and hip-hop.

His "Hip Sway" was co-produced with Rodney Lee in 2000.[2] "Groovalicious" followed in 2003, then "Soul Express" in 2006. Love & Paragraphs (2008) spawned the title track hit radio single. Chris's 2010 album 'Blue Bolero' spawned the hit single "Bossa Blue" which went to No. 1 at contemporary radio across the USA and stayed there for nine consecutive weeks. Bossa Blue was named 2010 Billboard contemporary jazz track of the year. Electric Wonderland was released to the world on March 20, 2012.



  • Main Course (1989)
  • Solar System (1996)
  • Velvet (1998)
  • Hip Sway (2000)
  • Shades Of Cool (2001)
  • Groovalicious (2003)
  • Soul Express (2006)
  • Love & Paragraphs (2008)
  • Blue Bolero (2010)
  • Send Me Some Snow (Featuring Kathrin Shorr) (2011)
  • Electric Wonderland (2012)
  • Don't Talk, Dance (2014)
  • Ten (2016)
  • Live In London (2017)


  1. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Chris Standring: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  2. ^ Widran, Jonathan. "Hip Sway: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 

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