Chris White

Chris White

born on 13/7/1955 in Bristol, South West England, United Kingdom

Chris White (saxophonist)

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Chris White (saxophonist)

Chris White (born 13 July 1955, Bristol) English jazz/rock saxophonist who toured with Dire Straits[1] from 1985-1995, and who has played with many bands and artists, including Robbie Williams, Paul McCartney, Chris De Burgh and Mick Jagger.


White took up the saxophone at the age of 13, whilst a pupil at Lawrence Weston Secondary School. He started gigging a couple of years later, and was soon playing in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and touring with other musicians (such as France Gall). He joined Dire Straits in 1985 for their two final world tours, and played at both the Live Aid concert and Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Concert in 1988. In 2002 he joined the band again together with Mark Knopfler, Guy Fletcher, John Illsley and Danny Cummings in the four small reunion gigs in London and Beaulieu Abbey.

In May 1990 he joined The Notting Hillbillies and one year later, released his first solo album, Shadowdance. A motorcycle accident in 1993 prevented him from touring with Pink Floyd.

In 2007 White played with Tom Jones and Bryan Ferry at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium.

He is currently part of the The Straits, a cover band & tribute band where "former members of Dire Straits perform the band's greatest hits", its members being Alan Clark, Chris White, Terence Reis, Steve Ferrone, Mickey Feat, Adam Philips and Jamie Squire. The Straits alps plan to work on eventually releasing original material.


  • Shadowdance, 1991.


  1. Bishop, Pete, Dire Straits merely magnificent, Pittsburgh Press, 7 August 1985, p. D7. URL accessed on 27 May 2010.

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