Virtuoso guitar work, an unmistakably smoky-mellow voice and exceptional songs have lifted Chris Rea to international success. Sparing in his words and gestures, the artist shuns mainstream and fashionable trends to pursue his personal style, which has always been bluesinfluenced. Back in ’78, Chris Rea’s first solo single “Fool (If You Think It’s Over)” entered the UK and US charts. Since then, Chris Rea has sold over 22 million albums worldwide. His discography now embraces over 20 albums and he has never stopped appearing with his band in international concert halls.He considered it a great honour to be invited to the 2002 Montreux Jazz Festival.