About Me

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Born in the U.K. as a Musician and Singer raised in Swindon, Wiltshire.

I attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford before moving to Epsom in 2004 where I refined my skills and gained a following. After many sessions in London moved to Cambridge to play in rock band God Sacks Man (now called The Treatment), their first E.P. did very well commercially, achieving many interviews on radio (Star FM) and great reviews in magazines such as Classic Rock Magazine.

I appeared on BBC TV for 7 days, the BBC website for over a month and went live on BBC radio performing with Sonna Rele (of Sony/R.C.A.) as session guitarist in 2010 on many festivals across the country including the Leicester and London O2 Mela.

I am proud to endorse Sovereign Guitars and Shure microphones

Early career
I started playing guitar at the age of 4 taught by and first performed on stage with my father Liam O’Leary at the age of 6. After Guitar I picked up the Bass, Drums, Piano, Banjo, Fiddle, Singing and Mandolin along the way as can be seen and heard on several commercial tracks with me overdubbing with multiple instruments.

After school, I studied my A-Levels in Music, Music Technology, Media and Computing at the New College in Swindon. Whilst there I achieved 100% in all performance exams, earned the “Musician of the Year” award, the highest ever level achieved on a media film production and also the “Modern Musician” award in my 2nd year there.

After college, which all lead to the next career move of University, I studied and earned a B.A. Honours Degree in “Contemporary Music and Performance” at the highly acclaimed A.C.M (Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford) and met many important people and connections in my life there.

Major label success
I was then signed to a publishing deal with Eyes Wide Open, (British Pop-Rock inspired act created around one of the original members of Busted, Ki Fitzgerald) in 2008. Whilst with Eyes Wide Open, I recorded at Metropolis Studios, London creating a cover version of Maria by Blondie and an originals track produced by Bryan Adam’s Producer Rick Baraclough. The band performed at many notable venues including the London Hard Rock Cafe and Turnmills, London. Eyes Wide Open created a lot of interest in the media.

I was signed to a record, management and production deal with God Sacks Man (now called The Treatment) in 2009 to Cambridge based Magic Hat Records, and Full Circle Productions ran by Laurie Mansworth of bands Airace, and More.

Performed and sung on cruises for the large P & O ships across the World as Lead Male Entertainer.

I Co-wrote, sang and played guitar for the Swindon Town Football Club anthem which was played live at the Wembley stadium when Swindon played in the cup final match of the Season, 2010.

Appearing on the front cover of Wiltshire music magazine Knight Out with a very positive review on the front cover, “O’Leary has helped out the local music scene a lot”.

I appeared on BBC TV for 7 days, the BBC website for over a month and went live on BBC radio performing with Sonna Rele (of Sony/RCA) as session guitarist in 2010 on numerous festivals across the country including the Leicester and London Mela’s.

Now currently touring with The Chip Shop Boys I am enjoying it to the full. This band is full of so much energy and guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face!

Currently in talks with British custom boutique guitar makers Sovereign over a Signature model to be created for me later this year.

© Chris O'Leary - 2017 - 7 Eccleston Cl, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 2AY - 07525 355111