Chris Eaton (aka Banjovi) was born in Liverpool, England in 1963 at about the same time as the Beatles, which he feels, is significant.
He played guitar and sang on the Liverpool pub and club circuit well before he was old enough to legally be in them, and after 5 years working in an office, packed it in to become a professional musician. He played all over Europe in various outfits until settling down in Devon in the mid 1980s. It was here that he had his most creative period to date, firstly with rock-poppers “Eaten Alive” and then with the much more earthy three piece, “The Ex-Presidents”. Both bands received extensive airtime on local and national BBC radio and recorded live sessions which went to air in the mid 90’s.
A brief stint in Australia saw him disappear from the public eye, only to re-appear in a bowling club car park in Northern New South Wales playing a banjo with what was to become “Round Mountain Girls”.
He now lives in the shadow of the mountain, the only one in the band brave enough to do so.
He is not a real girl.
Banjovi endorses Deering banjos and plays a Deering 5 String Maple Blossom.