During a career in music, spanning four decades, Kris has graced some of the world's greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists. These include The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri.
His guitar skills have always been admired, in whichever genre he has played. Now those skills are honed to perfection and they need to be. He has chosen a field where his playing is at it's most exposed. A man, a guitar and sometimes a voice. No room for error and nowhere to hide. With largely an acoustic repertoire, a fair portion of that being instrumental, in the vein of John Fahey and Jack Rose, precision playing is expected and delivered.
Kris took the decision to perform as a solo artist 16 years ago and has toured relentlessly, travelling the UK and Europe, earning a hard core following of loyal fans which is growing by the day. This is backed up by the success of his first four albums, "02/01/1978", "Now Was The Time", "No Ghosts In This House" and "All Grown Up", which all received great reviews from the music press, both at home and abroad. "All Grown Up" was featured on Radio 2's Blues Show, and a track from the album reached number 4 in the iTunes Blues chart.
Kris burns with a passion for his music and wants to bring it to as many people as possible. If you know him from his past life, don't fear change. Follow Kris down new roads and you'll feel all the richer for it.
"Kris is the kind of Artist that is always a wonder to behold for a festival like us, hugely accomplished, hugely accommodating and a pleasure to have around, he made many friends here and is undoubtedly a key ingredient to any festival line-up" - Harvest Time Blues Festival
"Kris Dollimore, one of the first division of solo bluesmen". Blues Matters
"Bursting with soulful, funky blues and played to perfection". Maverick
"Great instrumentals that really show off his picking, but Dollimore has a fine, bluesy voice to match". Rock'n' Reel
"If you like your blues authentic, you won't find better this side of the Mississippi". Record Collector.
"Definitely the man to see". Moore or Less Folk Club
" What a great talent". Bottleneck Blues Club
"Kris's gig last night exceeded even my own high expectations" Scarborough Blues Club
"If you get the chance to see Kris live, do whatever you have to, to be there. You will not be disappointed". New Crawdaddy Blues Club