About Chuck and Chrissy
We have both been playing music for as long as we can remember…from singing in the cot to performing for family occasions and at school functions, then in various cover bands.
When we met, I was ‘a little bit country’ and she was ‘a whole lot rock n roll’, so the melting pot became ‘the blues’. Our collaboration began in the rotunda on Highgate Hill swapping guitar and harmonica riffs in the evening air with the city lights awakening.
Our first gigs as a partnership were in SE Qld prisons …the result of being related to a Prison Chaplain! With just guitar, harmonica and electric piano, we played up a storm for the guys with everything from Johnny Cash and Tony Joe White to Sonny Terry/Brownie McGee and the Eagles…and so it began.
Then two little boys entered our world making noise that gradually became more musical as they grew up. As their music matured STOCKADE started as a family band in northern NSW, playing Bush Dances with a definitive Australian edge. The two of us also performed as EUSTON RD duo, covering everything from Country Rock to Old Time dance with R&B and Easy Listening added… plus playing solo in restaurants and being seconded to other outfits …anything to keep us working as musos.
2005 saw us return home to Brisbane after 25 years and STOCKADE became the vehicle for original music in the Folk-Roots & Blues genre, with 3 albums recorded. The Folk Redlands family were a huge support, embracing our music and launching us into the folk and festival scene.
Our long standing love of all things jazz, roots and blues has urged us to start performing again in this style as a duo, called ‘Mister Chuck & Missy Chrissy’. Chrissy plays up a storm on piano/accordion & harmonica while I get to play all my guitars, especially my resonator!