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Having completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in contemporary drum kit performance (Monash University, 2005) as well as returning to complete Honours (2013) and Master of Arts (Music Performance, 2016), Chris Cameron is a Melbourne-based drummer who remains devoted to furthering his drumming skills and musical experience.

Chris is currently the drummer for progressive rock band Acolyte, jazz quintet The Rookies and funk group Goat Control, as well as playing regularly with jazz/rock trio Soft Power and a number of other original music projects.

2018: Acolyte performed at PROGFEST, The Rookies released their third album Play Jazz and hosted the late night jam sessions at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Soft Power released their second album Easy Listening.

2017: Chris produced a series of videos documenting his ambidextrous approach to drum kit performance with his funk/fusion group Goat Control, The Rookies released their second album Live At The Jazzlab.

2016: Chris was named a finalist in Australia's Best Up And Coming Drummer competition and also independently released Chris Cameron - The Multi-dexterity Project; a series of live studio performances documenting an exploration of a multi-dexterous approach to drum kit performance. Chris joined Acolyte as they released their debut album Shades of Black and The Rookies also released their debut album Convincing Bulls#!t.

Previously: Chris contributed to the 2014 ARIA nominated album Vince Jones - The Monash Sessions, and has played on studio albums by prog rockers Aronora (Escapology, 2015) and The Ben Cameron Project (Tipping Point, 2014), as well as blues/rock artist Jarrah Thompson (Rio Claro, 2010 and Stargazer, 2008). Some performance highlights along the journey include: tours to Brazil (Jarrah Thompson 2010 & 2011), The Philippines (Snack Music 2009) and across Australia including at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Point Nepean Music Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Strawberry Fields Festival, Folk Rhythm & Life Festival, Melbourne's inaugural Emerging Jazz Festival, Castlemaine Jazz Festival, Grampians Jazz Festival, Nukara Music Festival...

Check out the MUSIC menu tab above for more info on past and current recordings and collaborations.

Chris is endorsed by Sleishman Drums.