Chris Watson


Chris’s love for music started when he was very young listening to his parents playing old Motown Chartbusters compilations and Beatles records. Particularly his Dad’s cassette of The Beatles’ White album that was on constant rotation in his Ford Capri.

After spending his young school days learning one-handed tunes on a small keyboard it was at 15 his Dad bought him his first guitar. Without hesitation Chris would pick it up every night and managed to teach himself enough chords to start playing a few songs. It was from then on that Chris developed his passion for playing guitar.

Whilst currently gigging and recording with The Moons Chris loves using his Hofner Verythin Custom which he says is undoubtedly his instrument of choice for playing live.


"The Moons’ new album became the soundtrack to the final week of the Tour de France. It’s the best Moons album yet." Sir Bradley Wiggins

Produced by Stan Kybert (Oasis, Massive Attack) and recorded over three weeks at Edwyn Collins’ West Heath Yard studio, Fables of History brims with tight harmonies and shimmering layers of guitar and organ, and is laden with orchestration reminiscent of Love or Mickie Most-era Donovan, but with a driving beat.

The Moons possess an incandescent style of pop underpinned by a timeless British tunesmith sensibility. The Moons see upholding the tradition of classic British songwriting as their sacred duty. “A little hook just isn’t enough. We look to our icons to craft the perfect song." 



The Moons


Electric guitar - Verythin Custom






Lauded by Paul Weller (who made a guest appearance on album track Something Soon) The Kinks’ Dave Davies and The Zombies’ Rod Argent, The Moons have also supported The Coral and Mystery Jets, as well as Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye, who handpicked the band for a series of sold out arena shows across Europe. 
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Fables Of History

"The Moons return with a fantastic follow up to Life On Earth. If you haven't heard of this band before, give them a listen - you won't regret it"







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