Chris became part of Pete Haycocks’ “Climax Blues Band” which became the regular band IRS used for many of their recording and live projects which included “Wishbone Ash , Steve Howe (of “Yes”) Robbie Kreiger (“the Doors”) Jan Akkerman (Focus ) and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) to name a few and included the very successful “Night of the Guitars” series of live tours and albums.
Other collaborations include performing on the score to Feature film “Taking care of Business” featuring James Belushi, work on , Pete Haycock’s Album Guitar and Son, the album Guitar Speak for IRS Records and development of “River City People” signed to EMI . Also during this period Chris played in Mike Steven’s Band touring with “The Temptations”, Dionne Warwick, Freddie Jackson and Brenda Russell (Mike Is Currently MD for “Take That” and “Annie Lennox”)
In 1999 Chris formed “Runaway Productions” with John Briley who was Vice president of International Artist Development at EMI and previously MD at Zomba/Jive Europe. Runaway has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Toshiba EMI, Konami and Sony producing and writing over 60 releases to date including the theme to Konami’s “Castlevania” featuring Russell Watson. More recent collaborations include The Blueskins signed to Domino Records and Venus in Motion on Blanco Y Negro Records.
Even at fourteen it was obvious to Chris that Sam was a special talent and so he was delighted when Sam signed to B&B Productions later that year. During the next two years Sam was afforded the support, resources and experience of both Chris and Livingstone which allowed him to develop into the artist he has become today.
B&B signed a world wide deal with Sony/BMG in 2006 and in 2008 'No Definate Answer' was released. The debut single 'What You Look For' was play listed by BBC Radio 1 and was DJ's Scott Mills and Jo Whileys record of the week.
Their debut single 'Twist' achieved A list status on the BBC Radio 2 playlist in the summer of 2011, staying on the playlist for an amazing eight weeks, while also achieving several thousand plays on the BBC Local Network playlist. 'Twist' also became the first single by a debut act, on an independent label (not affiliated to a major label) to make the BBC Radio 2 A list in over 20 years. Quite an achievement !
Miss 600's following singles 'Typically Me' and 'Hello' also made the Radio 2 and BBC Local Network playlists, while also achieving TV placements on such shows as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Eastenders and Not Going Out. 'Hello' also featured as the main theme to Channel 4's coverage of the Crufts dog show in 2013.
Since then Cubit has achieved a steady stream of releases and successfully licensed tracks worldwide to labels such as Universal Spain, Universal Poland, Sony Germany, Membran, Next Music South Africa, ViDisco Portugal, Dance Paradise Russia and many more.