Session Musician and Singer, Music Teacher, Songwriter, Producer, Sound Engineer

Session Musician, Music Teacher, Songwriter, Producer, Sound Engineer

 

Instruments Played

  • Sing – Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Electric Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Double Bass
  • Drums
  • Piano
  • Banjo
  • Mandolin
  • Fiddle
  • Ukulele

 

Session Work and Tours

  • Chesney Hawkes (Chrysalis Records / EMI / Warner Music Group)
  • Sonna Relé (Universal Motown / Sony RCA)
  • Lynete

 

Original Bands

  • K (Road Warrior Entertainment / Pledge)
  • The Treatment (Spinefarm / Universal records)
  • Eyes Wide Open (MCPS)
  • Marner Brown
  • Paper Tigers
  • God Sacks Man
  • She’s Got Issues

 

Producers

  • Gavin Holligan
  • Mo Brandis
  • Livi Brown

 

Record Label, Management and Agent

  • Magic Hat Records
  • Psycho Management
  • MCPS
  • FLP

 

Endorsements – Past and Present

  • Sovereign Guitars
  • Ultimate Ears In ear Monitoring
  • Gibson Guitars
  • Yamaha Guitars
  • Marshall Amplification
  • Alfa-Romeo Cars
  • ACS In Ear Monitoring Solutions
  • Lee Cooper Jeans
  • Grolsch Lager and Beer
  • Pretty Green Clothing
  • Republic Clothing

 

Tribute Bands

  • Try This Pink – P!nk
  • Runaway Boys – Stray Cats
  • Wildwood – The Jam and Paul Weller
  • Bryan Adams Experience – Bryan Adams
  • Oasish – Oasis
  • Stereotonics – Stereophonics

 

Function Bands

  • Chip Shop Boys
  • #LadsLadsLads
  • Fully Funktional
  • MIB
  • Version
  • The In Thing
  • Paradox
  • Shadow Monkeys
  • Locomotion
  • Pop of Ages
  • Breeze
  • Mojo
  • Zing!
  • The Copy Cats
  • Wizmic
  • Echo
  • Toxic
  • Version
  • Indie Patrol
  • Locarno Beat
  • Beato Burito
  • Bustin Timberlakes
  • Travelling Hands
  • 007teas
  • Hit Squad
  • Wizmic
  • Copy CatS

 

Duos

  • O’Fiddleary with Liam O’Leary
  • Identical Hand Twins With Tiffiny Townsend
  • Boy Meets Girl with Claire Wheatley
  • KrissCross with Kirsty Turner

 

Solo

  • Chris O’Leary Singer and Guitarist

Teaching
Teach Privately – Chris O’Leary – Music Teacher and Freelance Musician
Academy of Music and Sound – Swindon College North Star
New College Swindon
Swindon Music Co-Operative – Warneford School, Swindon Academy, Robert Le King

Work Abroad
P and O cruise ships
DFS, Amsterdam
Thompson Gold
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Biarritz, France

Musicals
Reading Performing Arts – Jesus Christ Superstar
Commonweal School – Grease

Sound Engineer
Stratton Live
Area 51
Magic Hat Records

Radio appearances
BBC Radio 2
BBC London
BBC Wiltshire
BBC Asian Network
105.5fm
XFM
Brunel radio

TV appearances
BBC 2
BBC 1
Justin.TV
LinkUp.TV
Alfa.Live

Venues
London O2 Arena with Lynette
Ronnie Scotts with Emily Holligan
Koko with K
Cheltenham Town Hall
Bath University

Studios
-Recorded in many famous studios including one of the UK’s finest Metropolis studios in London with the
song writer and lead singer for Busted with Eyes Wide Open and Abbey Road Studios with The Chip Shop Boys

Music Written
-Wrote and performed the Swindon town football anthem which was played at Wembley stadium for their game
in the finals
-Banjo for Graeme Osbourne for kids TV

Music Study
-Achieved a 2.1 in a B.A. Honours Degree at the highly acclaimed Academy of Contemporary Music in
Guildford (A.C.M.)
-Grade 8 with distinction in electric guitar
-Grade 5 with merit in classical guitar
-Grade 5 with merit in music theory
Diana Bickley
Darren Hunt
Andres Pezacin
Andy Skitterel
Mitch Keen – Studio Recording and Operations
Stuart Row – Music Technology
Jamie Humphries – Sightreading
Drummer Andy Wraight studios
Brian
All the ACM Teachers
Guthrie Govan
Eric Roache

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