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Thompson has also been involved with the SAS Band (Spike's All Star Band) where he has performed numerous songs, especially from his repertoire with Manfred Mann's Earth Band."Chris Mann is a breath of fresh air…a true artist…few and far between" --Brian Mc Knight "His lyrics are romantic, his melodies are soulful and his voice is exceptional and he has the charisma to be one of the next great singer/songwriters." --Boston Music Spotlight With a soulful, powerful voice, hook-filled songs and dynamic live performances, Chris Mann has emerged on the scene as an artist-to-watch.According to the special features of the DVD Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds - Live on Stage, Thompson designed some artwork for the show.Thompson has been featured on several albums by artists such as Alan Parsons, Jan Hammer, Steve Hackett, Bonnie Tyler, Mike Oldfield, and Sarah Brightman, as well as providing backing vocals for Brian May of Queen, during his first few solo concerts in South America in 1992.In 1980, he co-wrote and sang backing vocals on the track "No Stoppin' Us Now" with Patrick Simmons and Michael Mc Donald, on the Doobie Brothers' album One Step Closer.In 1983 he contributed vocals to Simmons' solo album Arcade as well as co-writing several of the tracks.After several years with Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Thompson left in 1979 and formed the Los Angeles-based outfit Night, which enjoyed two hits during its lifetime.One of them, "If You Remember Me," the unused theme song for Franco Zeffirelli's remake of The Champ , was initially credited solely to Thompson; later pressings of the single were credited to "Chris Thompson and Night." (But this source After the band broke up in 1982, he rejoined the Earth Band.
He recorded the song "It's Not Over" for the soundtrack to the film Playing for Keeps, and this track was also featured (with a slightly longer fade-out) on his new solo album, High Cost of Living, released later the same year.Also in 1990, Thompson recorded the single "This Is The Moment" as the official theme song for the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.In 1992, Thompson performed at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert as a backing musician, harmonising with respected backing vocalists Maggie Ryder and Miriam Stockley.His path was forever changed when he visited an Italian psychic on the opera's closing night; The cards were overturned and his destiny as a future pop star was revealed and consequently Chris returned to the U. to concentrate on his true calling--writing and performing his own pop songs.Chris has worked with music industry heavy-hitters including Greg Wells (One Republic, Katy Perry, Mika), Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion), Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, James Morrison, KT Tunstall), Mark Hammond (Josh Groban), and Humberto Gatica (Babyface, Andrea Bocelli).