“They are out there beyond the reach of almost anyone” – Maverick Magazine
The Chris Stout Theory, like most of Chris’ music, is almost impossible to singularly define. Blending the purest traditional music with wildly diversifying influences including jazz and a myriad of styles drawn from around the world the only safe words to apply here are “totally unique”.
With Chris leading from the front on fiddle the quintet also encompass Rabeca (brazilian fiddle), harp, keyboards, saxophone, guitar and double bass.
The band are: Thomas Rohrer (saxophone and rabeca), Catriona McKay (harp and piano), Ian Stephenson (guitar) and Neil Harland (double bass)
In January 2010, Chris brought his Brazilian project Quartet Original together to play with the Theory band to create a special concert for Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. ‘Chris Stout’s Brazilian Theory’ was born, and received 5 star reviews from the media including the Herald, “..a gloriously exuberant and at times emotionally glowing collaboration.”