Chris has been on staff at Birmingham Org for 13 years and is the Lead C/S.‘My life has changed totally . All the effort on living has simply blown. Situations which I now encounter do not phase me. My intention is pure, crisp and full of ARC so that I achieve my intention.’
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I can honestly say, that I have never - ever - played with a Bass Guitarist who's rythmn, timing and groove are as exeptional [sic]as Chris Malin's. ' ...
Chris Malin Biography (written by fellow Scientologist)
Chris Malin - Biography - Chris Malin - Bass Guitarist
Despite numerous reports to the contrary, Chris Malin was in fact born as a human being in Birmingham, England, August 1978. His mother was herself a guitar player, and Chris spent the majority of his formative years surrounded by music, primarily one of his mother’s favourite bands – Guns ‘N’ Roses.
Despite such an introduction to the world of thrashing guitar and thundering bass, Chris was not altogether taken by music at all. Fortunately this affliction lasted only until the age of fifteen. The precipitating factor in his significant change of viewpoint occurred in a science class of all things. Perhaps a divine visitation, perhaps something else entirely, Chris was overpowered by an all-embracing certainty regarding his purpose and direction in life. To this day he still has no idea why the concept of playing Bass Guitar came to him. He had no previous experience with the instrument, and certainly no great admiration for it. Nevertheless, how he has since become a consummate master of the instrument has been the subject of many an alcohol-fuelled debate between friends, admirers, groupies and other assorted cohorts and compadres.
Propelled by the aforementioned moment of revelation Chris then spent four years practising for the better part of eight hours a day. His parents, until that time relatively understanding and decent people, became concerned, even anxiety-ridden, regarding their son’s apparent loss of connection to reality. He returned from school, from work, from anywhere, and immediately he was in his room playing bass guitar. Sometimes he did not eat; often he did not sleep. He collected bags beneath his eyes that could carry luggage. Chris started playing live gigs, he joined bands, gained an almost unparalleled reputation…even internationally-acclaimed rock bassist Billy Sheehan was completely awestruck at what this kid could do. Billy, having heard Chris play a solo to him personally one afternoon (Chris was only 16 at the time), took the liberty of informing many bass players at one of his clinics as to Chris’s abilities. Chris became someone to look out for, someone to watch, and his ascendancy has been nothing short of miraculous since that time. The session work swiftly followed, playing live, touring, forever in demand. He worked as a songwriter for Sony, penning work for artistes such as Kylie Minogue and Jamiroquai. American rap artist P.Diddy tracked Chris down for his tour, but due to the imminent birth of his daughter Chris had to reluctantly decline.
Chris Malin has played with the best. From moments of sheer unadulterated genius – caterwauling up and down the fretboard like a derailed freight train, to some of the most glissando and soulful bass that could ever grace human ears – Chris has constantly astounded listeners the world over. The reactions are always the same – amazing, breathtaking, stunning. This is Chris Malin. Roadies have been known to collect dropped jaws by the sackful from the floors of gig halls and venues.
I have known Chris for a long time. He is a truly remarkable musician. There is nothing this guy cannot do with this instrument. I am relying on him to take the instrument back the forefront of music, as it deserves.❞Roger Jon Ellory
Best Selling International Author, Musician, and friend for nearly fifteen years.
(you, too, can get a ringing endorsement from R J Ellory - all you need to do is donate huge sums of money to $cientology!)