In the USA record man David Geffen released the albums so Chris was on the same label as Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell. Faces manager Billy Gaff had signed Chris up and for a while it looked like there might be some good progress, blues singer Long John Baldry recorded one of Chris's tunes and Rod Stewart was thinking about it too, but it was not to be. Chris carried on all the same and its a testament to his belief in himself and by other musicians who supported him that he can look back on some seven albums with some satisfaction in that they contain songs that many people including his brother, Bob Geldorf and Dave Stewart have admired for the lyrics and content.
Chris continues to play a lot across Europe, in Germany, Austria, Italy and Holland where people like the music he presents and his on stage show, altogether different from his brother but entertaining and humorous in the Jagger tradition. 'Its quite a name to live up to' Chris admits, 'but then it's a good benchmark too and many people forget that my brother is a good songwriter above else.
I write different songs because we are really quite different personalities. Musicians like new tunes to play because that gives music an originality. A cover band is OK but too predictable. It's hard to come up with a new twist but we have done our best with 'Concertina Jack' and I think it succeeds in parts.
The new record made last summer by the band featuring 11 new songs and titled Concertina Jack after a great uncle of Chris' who left his home and children to sail to Sydney, Australia around 1880. It also has brother Michael on backups and on another track 'diamonds and pearls.' the record is quite bluesy and zydeco influenced, many tracks recorded live.concertina jack ready for pre xmas release.....finally.All things being equal....says chris, we should have this record out in the beginning of december and a short video to go along with the title track, so thats a good start.He admits the process has taken time but at this point it does need to be right.'Most everyone I have played it to thinks its great so hopefully that will be the general response.Chris hopes it will make a good stocking filler and knock One Direction off the top spot.