FORMER boy band singer Chris Weston is bringing some of the glamour of the London music scene to Horndean.
The 28-year-old is a songwriter and producer who has spent years in the capital writing music for the likes of Pixie Lott and JLS.
But after his daughter Megan was born 18 months ago he began to tire of the bright lights and longed to be near his family in Waterlooville.
So now the stars will come to him at his studio, The Chart House, Highcroft Industrial Estate.
Already he has lined up writing sessions with X Factor star Olly Murs and is expecting more stars and up-and-coming acts to visit the studio he runs with vocal coach and song writer Alix Robson.
X Factor hopeful Laura White and girl group Bel Ami have all worked on songs with Chris. He said: ‘I started my career with the band 3Style, replacing the original lead singer Sean Smith, who is now in Same Difference.
‘We spent years travelling around the country entering lots of competitions.
‘After that I moved to London where I worked with top producers and was nearly signed countless times.
‘I then bought my own recording equipment and began writing and producing songs and had a number one hit in Ireland, Germany, Malta, Portugal, Hungary, and China with the song Simple Thing by the Irish boyband Clozure – which I developed myself.
‘Since then I’ve been signed to Peer Music which is one of the world’s biggest publishing companies.
‘Now I work for Major Music, which has developed the careers of the likes of Pixie Lott, who I’ve known since she was 13.
‘I’ve noticed that so many of those at Major Music are from this area and I want to find and develop talent here.
‘I love getting in the studio and vibing and jamming until we find something good and home in on it.
‘The new studio is in an ideal location because it’s just off the motorway.’
He added: ‘When I was younger there was no one in the area to guide me, give me advice and with a recording studio like this.’
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