About Chris Standring
This English native now lives in Los Angeles and has found considerable success by putting a soulful 1960s-style jazz guitar into modern, often electronically-backed material. Clearly influenced by Wes Montgomery, George Benson and Grant Green, Shandring concentrates more on crafting solid grooves than on spinning out flashy improvisations, although he can certainly let the sparks fly when he wants to. His tunes do very well on FM radio, and fans have enjoyed his collaborations with such like-minded musicians as Rick Braun and Duncan Millar. Standring was also a key member of the charter acid jazz group Solar System.