Shari Tallon & Chris Birkett are Free Spirits.
Chris Birkett is a multi-talented, award winning producer,
singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and sound engineer.
Shari Tallon is a multi-instrumental: flute, tin whistle, keys, singer/songwriter and former owner of an IndieLabel and Recording Studio.
Chris and Shari have been playing together for 3 years and are collaborating on new original songs and live concerts.
Our music blends rock. world, celtic, with original arrangements. There are so many great musicians and artists in the world that are inspiring: Mark Knofler, Jeff Beck, Yes, Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple.
Chris Birkett Producer/Artist Chris Birkett has been involved in Producing, engineering, writing and playing music since the 1970s. His collaborations have sold more than 100 million records world-wide over the last 30 years.
He started his musical career as a guitarist for well-known Memphis artists: Rufus Thomas, Ann Peebles, Gene Knight and King Floyd He then signed a major deal as an artist with Tony Visconti’s ‘Good Earth’ records. His career has since expanded to include the production and engineering and mixing of many UK and international hits. His first solo artist single ‘Where do we go from here’, was included on the Polygram album ‘One Voice One Love’ alongside other artists U2, Peter Gabriel, Dire Straits, Bob Marley, Tears for fears and Queen.
The royalties for this song were donated to raise money for the CARE international charity for Africa. Chris arrived in Toronto, Canada in 2012, where he recorded his 3rd solo album ‘Be Creative’. His work with Buffy Sainte Marie has earned 3 Juno awards, a Polaris Music prize and 2 Juno nominations in 2018. He has composed a musical called The Age Of Awakening due to open late 2018.
Chris has also collaborated, both in and out of the studio world, with the following: Led Zeppelin, The Kane Gang, Dexys Midnight runners, Hans Zimmer; Randy Newman, Jean Batist Mondino, Alain Chamfort, Zazie, Rod Temperton, Quincy Jones, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Osibisa, The Bible, Mica Paris Trevor Horn, Mutt Langer, Mel Brooks, John Otway, Michael Winslow, Def Leopard and many many more.