Every once in a while the unexpected happens. No, this isn’t an advert for relief for heartburn, but In this instance, it’s about stumbling across new talent. At a open mic recently, hosted by good friends Donna Worthington and Dave McCartney at the Dockside, Weston Point, Runcorn (definitely the place to be for great talent), I had a chance to discover an emerging artist, who put on a great performance.

Introducing, Chris Tavener a solo artist originally from Northwich, Cheshire. This unassuming musician who quietly entered the establishment for the open mic went on to impress me with his confident, witty, humorous, creative original songs and the entertaining way he performed them. He songs were well played and his personality on stage entertained us all. He describes himself as a satirical singer-songwriter with mischievously witty lyrics, well-crafted song-writing and a vintage sound. He started off as a musician from seventeen years old writing and producing demos and in doing so crafted his own style of music focusing on interesting characters, ironic takes on social behavior and his observations rather than on himself.


Since then he’s been busy performing throughout the North West and has five albums under his belt. He received praise for his last EP release from the public and from BBC 6 Music pre-release. 2016 will see Chris broadening his horizons playing over 300 gigs Nationwide: Hull, York, London and Birmingham to name a few. Chris is currently gearing up to launch his upcoming EP on 19th May featuring guest musicians and a first-time performance with a full band on some of his songs. His tour and EP dates can be found at the links below.

Check out his unique style of music, a well-produced music video and keep updated on all upcoming gigs and more at the links below:



unZined, an offshoot of Little Indie Night, a night aimed at hosting what is becoming one of the best live music events in the Northwest, has been given free run to find local talent, find out a bit more about what makes them tick and spread the word around to promote local music. If you are interested in being featured or know of any musicians/bands who would be, contact Mal Keenan by either leaving a comment or at mal@littleindienight.com