Chris Sharkey (Roller Trio / Acoustic Ladyland / trioVD)


Chris Sharkey is a musician from the North-East of England.

Based in Leeds since 1999, Chris has dedicated the last 20 years to making forward-thinking new music that blurs boundaries between improvisation, production, composition and the associated genres of these often separated fields.


An active national and international performer with Acoustic Ladyland, trioVD, Shiver, The Geordie Approach, Roller Trio and as a solo artist, he is a guitarist, bass-player and electronic musician.


Chris' production credits include albums by ACV, Mole, Taupe, World Service Project, trioVD, Shiver and Roller Trio and remixes for artists including Troyka, Leverton Fox, Sebastian Rochford and Shatner's Bassoon.


SInce 2010 Chris has developed a method of delivering learning and participation projects based on an inclusive, experimental and collaborative approach. These include commissions from Tall Ships Regatta, Great Exhibition of The North, EFG London Jazz Festival, Sage Gateshead and Birmingham Symphony Hall.