Chris Lloyds

Jazz/Swing/BigBand Singer/Entertainer

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Professional singer Chris Lloyds travels the country performing the jazz standards and pop classics. He performs as a solo performer, with a Big Band or any line up in between. In 2018 Chris performed to a full house at QPAC in Brisbane with the 30 piece Australian Symphony Orchestra under the baton of George Ellis performing his The Hits of the Crooners Show.

In 2016 Chris and Art Phillips released an acoustic swing version of Forever and Ever as a tribute to Demis Roussos who passed away in January 2015. Art Phillips was Demis' musical director for 3 years in the 1980s.

Chris released his 3rd solo album, Chris Lloyds Sings Matt Monro on Fanfare Records through Ambition/Universal Music in 2013. He appeared on Channel 7s 'The Morning Show' promoting it during his Flashback Friday segment. Australias most popular radio station 2GB named it album of the week in April that year.

In 2011 Chris released So Good So Far with guitarist Art Phillips. 10 standards and 2 original songs were recorded live in the studio as Perry Como and Tony Mottola had done in the 1960s. Art Phillips was also Barry Manilow's MD during the late 80s.

Chris was born in Melbourne and started singing at the age of 7. He became head chorister at Christ Church in South Yarra. His professional singing career began in the late 1970s as lead singer of the touring band Skintite. In the 80s Chris fronted the jazz/rock outfit Big Red who were signed to Mercury/Polygram and released the top 10 hit The Traveller and appeared on Countdown, Sounds and Simon Townsends Wonder World. The late 80s saw Chris move to Los Angeles where he remained for 2 years writing songs and recorded at Pasha Studios, Studio West, Salty Dog Studios and Herbie Hancocks private studio in Hollywood.

On returning to Sydney, Chris became one of the countrys busiest session singers and was one of the most heard voices on Australian radio and TV and sang on many overseas commercials. He also sang the theme songs Carry On and Runaway for the TV series The Henderson Kids starring Kylie Minogue. Chris signed to Mega/Sony records and released the stirring duet Sometimes When We Touch" with Laurin James (Lori Balmer) and later the single Its Driving Me Crazy.

In 1995 Chris achieved success in Malaysia with his first solo album Caught in the Magic released through Pony Canyon/Devine Music. Whilst performing in Kuala Lumpur, his original song Forever went to number 5 on the charts.

Chris is a regular face on TV and recently appeared on Mornings with Larry and Kylie singing a duet with Kylie Gillies, The Daily Edition, Ernie and Denises In Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane Today, The Midday Show with Ray Martin, Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton and The Don Lane Show while at the same time continued a busy recording and performing schedule.

After being spotted at a recording session he was asked to audition for Neighbours and was thrilled when he got the call to play Rod Baker, Beth Brennans (Natalie Imbruglia) fiance for a few months. Hes also appeared in The Straits, GP and E-Street. His movie credits include the musical, South Pacific and detective series The Shanahan Mysteries. Other highlights in Chris\\\' career have been opening for international acts Blondie, Joe Cocker, Jose` Feliciano and Meatloaf and many chart topping Australian bands; touring nationally with 'Long Way To The Top', Dr Hook and Birtles, Shorrock, Goble, and performing a simulcast jazz version of I still call Australia Home at Sydneys Darling Harbour on Australia Day for HRH Prince Charles and thousands of revellers.

Chris hosted the very popular Mornings in the Arena show at The Reef Hotel Casino for more than seven years.

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Thu, 9th Feb 2023
Hits of the Crooners in Ingham
Chris Lloyds (Jazz / Swing / BigBand Singer / Entertainer)
10:30AM J L Kelly Theatre
   
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A Day In The Life Of A Fool Am
A Fine Romance C
Accentuate The Positive
Ain't Misbehavin’ C
All Of Me C
All Or Nothing At All
All That Jazz (I’m in love with you)
All The Way Eb
Almost Like Being In Love G
Alright Okay You Win G
Always On My Mind D
Anema e Core
Anything Goes
Around the World
As Long As I'm Singing
As Time Goes By Eb
At Last G
At This Moment
Autumn Leaves Em
Bad Bad Leroy Brown G
Because Of You
Besame Mucho Cm
The Best Is Yet to Come Bb
Beyond the Sea F
Birth of the Blues
Blue Eyes F 1st chord Bb
Blue Moon F
Blue Skies Dm
Blues In The Night
Body and Soul Db
Born Free
But Not for Me
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
Bye Bye Blackbird F
Bye Bye Love F
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Cairns Nth Qld That’s Where I Want To Be
Call Me Irresponsible
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You F
Can't Take My Eyes Off You D
Cast Your Fate To The Wind
Cheek to Cheek
Chicago
Close To You
The Coffee Song
Come Dance with me
Come Fly with me B
Come Rain Or Come Shine F
Crazy Little Thing
Cry Me a River Em (Slow 6/8)
Dancing In The Dark
The Days of Wine & Roses F
Dedicated to you Bb
Do you know what it means to Miss New Orleans C
Don't Get Around Much Anymore C
Dream
Dream a Little Dream of Me G
Embraceable You
Englishman in New York B minor
Everybody Loves Somebody
Everyday I Have The Blues Bb
Falling In Love
Feeling Good
Fever
A Fine Romance C
Fly Me To The Moon C (1st chord Am)
A Foggy Day In London Town F
For Once in my Life Bb or (C Slow)
From Russia with Love
Georgia On My Mind G
Girl From Ipanema F
Girl Talk Ab
Give Me the Simple Life
Groovin’ C
Gypsy In My Soul
The Good Life
Have You Met Miss Jones? F
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Hey, Jealous Lover
High Hopes
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
I Could Write A Book C
I Don't Know Why I Just Do
I Get A Kick Out Of You Eb
I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
I Got Rhythm
I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
I Love Paris
I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
I Only Have Eyes for You C
I Still Call Australia Home
I Thought About You F
I Wanna Be Around
I Will Wait For You
I Wish I Were In Love Again
I`ll Be Seeing You
I’m A Fool To Love You
I'm Beginning To See The Light G
I’m Confessin’ That I Love You
I’m In The Mood For Love C
I'm Your Man
I've Got A Crush On You
I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
I’ve Got Plenty Of Nothin’
I've Got The World On A String F
I've Got You Under My Skin
In A Mellow Tone Ab
Invitation Cm RVB page215
Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
Isn't It Romantic Eb ORB page 238
Isn’t She Lovely Am or Gm
It Don't Mean A Thing
It Had To Be You G
It Happened In Monterey
It Looks Like I'll Never Fall In Love
It Only Happens When I Dance with You
It's Only a Paper Moon G
Jealous Guy G
Jeepers Creepers
Jingle Bells
Just a Gigolo
Just Friends G
Just In Time C
A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Kissing A Fool
The Lady Is A Tramp C
Learning The Blues
Let There Be Love
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Let's Face The Music And Dance Cm
Let's Fall In Love C
Let’s Get Lost (C)
Light my Fire Am
The Look of Love
L-O-V-E
Love and Marriage
Love for Sale Bbm
Love Me or Leave Me
Love is a Many Splendored Thing Eb
Lullaby of Birdland Fm
Lullaby of Broadway
Lulu's Back in Town
Lush Life Db
Mack the Knife
Makin' Whoopee Eb
Maybe This Time
Me and Mrs Jones C
Memories Are Made Of This
Minnie the Moocher
Misty Eb
Mona Lisa Eb
Moon River C
Moondance G
Moonlight Becomes You
Moonlight In Vermont Eb
More Ab
The More I See You Eb
Mountain Greenery
My Funny Valentine Cm
My Home Nth Qld That’s Where I Want To Be G (Swing blues)
My Kind Of Girl F
My Kind of Town Starts in F
My Lean Baby
My Way D
The Nearness Of You F
Nevertheless
New York, New York
New York State of Mind Ab (Fm)
Nice & Easy
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Night And Day
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
On Days Like These
On Green Dolphin Street
On the Street Where You Live C
On the Sunny Side of the Street
One For My Baby and One More For The Road Eb
One Note Samba
Our Love Is Here To Stay F
Papa loves Mambo
Paper Doll
The Party's Over
Pennies From Heaven Bb
Please Baby Don’t G
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
A Portrait of my Love
Prelude to a kiss C
Put Your Head On My Shoulder
Quando,Quando,Quando
Rags to Riches
Real Live Girl
Rock Around the Clock
Route 66 A
Satin Doll C (dm)
Save The Last Dance For Me
Save Your Love for Me
Second Time Around C
The Shadow Of Your Smile Em or G
She's Funny That Way
She's No Lady
Smile G
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Eb
Softly As I Leave You
Solitude
Someone To Watch Over Me
Something’s Gotta Give
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
A Song For You
Stardust Db or C
Stella By Starlight
Steppin' Out with my Baby
Stormy Weather
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Summer Wind
Summertime Fm
Sunny Side of the Street
Sway Dm
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Lorraine
Swingin' Down The Lane
T'aint What You Do
Taking A Chance On Love
Tangerine
Tenderly
The Tender Trap
That Old Feeling
That's All
There's A Small Hotel
These Foolish Things Eb
They Can’t Take That Away From Me C
They Say It’s Wonderful
This Guy's in love with you
Thou Swell
Time After Time C
Try A Little Tenderness
Unchained melody
Unforgettable F
The Very Thought of You
Walk Between The Raindrops G
Walkin' My Baby Back Home
What Now My Love
The Way You Look Tonight Eb
Walk Away
We'll Be Together Again
We’re All Alone Eb
What A Difference A Day Makes
What a Wonderful World F
What Are You Afraid Of?
What Is This Thing Called Love? C
What Now My Love?
When I Fall In Love Eb
When Sunny Gets Blue G
Who Can I Turn To? Eb
Witchcraft F
Wonderful Tonight
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life G
You Don't Know Me
You Go to My Head F
You Gotta Have Heart
You Make Me Feel So Young
You Were Always on My Mind
You Were Meant For Me
Young At Heart
You'd Be So Easy To Love
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
You’ve Got Possibilities


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