Chris Rea is a British singer and guitarist that enjoyed a run of popularity during the late ‘80s to early ‘90s, despite having been recording music for about a decade prior to this.
He began by performing with a local group, Magdalane, and in 1975 the band won a national contest as the Beautiful Losers, yet failed to get a recording contract out of this. Soon after, Rea broke away from the band to pursue a solo career, which would lead to a culmination of over 30 million album sales over 40 years.
Chris Rea’s husky vocals and expansive body of work has seen him become a very highly successful solo artist. Still playing live to this day, he has released an impressive 24 studio albums, the most recent being 2017’s ‘Road Songs for Lovers’, an album met with commercial acclaim.