Chris Fields

Academic Lecturer

Sydney-based drummer/percussionist Chris Fields is originally from the USA where he grew up in the thriving music scene of Atlanta, Georgia. 

A third generation drummer, he began playing professionally at the age of sixteen. Chris performed extensively in the USA, Mexico and Caribbean before moving to Australia in 2001. 

Since moving to Sydney, Chris has become an in-demand drummer/percussionist and a leading collaborator with musicians from all over the world.  He has performed with countless artists including Olivia Newton-John, Barry Gibb, Sandy Evans, Bobby Singh and many more. 

Chris is constantly involved with original works and has recorded on many albums as well as releasing his own album with his band Atma Blu in 2016. 

Aside from his training on Drum Kit, Latin Percussion and Classical Percussion, Chris has also studied North Indian tabla intensively under his guru, Pt. Ram Chandra Suman.   Chris is the author of Speaking Drums: Rhythm, Language & Creativity. 

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