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 Chris Bailey 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kenyan-born Chris Bailey is the co-founder and singer of seminal Australian rock band The Saints.

Bailey grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland until the age of seven, when his family immigrated to Australia.

Formed in Australia in 1974, The Saints had their first hit with the classic punk anthem (I'm) Stranded. In early 1979 the Saints had split, leaving Bailey to continue the band, with a variable line-up, as a pop punk group before pursuing his own solo career.

Since recording his first solo album, Casablanca, in Paris in 1983, Chris has released seven solo albums. After several years of solo adventure, Bailey revived The Saints to record a further five albums which were all recorded under the name of The Saints.

Bailey also made a guest appearance singing the chorus vocals on Bring It On, on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ album Nocturama, then toured America with the group and performed with them on the Late Night with David Letterman show.

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