Chris Okunbor


Chris, who hails from Australia, is a singer-songwriter penning roots originals as well as vintage music the way it used to be. Her mashup of blues, Americana and folk music draws on a lifetime of encounters with places, people, traditions, and magic, that echoes global grassroots traditions.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

The core of my being.

What is your music dream?

Have my music featured in a fabulous TV drama series or film.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Spread the Earth's resources equitably.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

only one?

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Fred McDowell, Bertha Lee, Memphis Minnie, Son House, Skip James, Planxty, Ali Farka Toure

What inspires you to make music?


How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Great most of the time

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Poverty. Need ethical pay rates for live music and royalties.

What do you think of Drooble?

only just joined...defer

What frustrates you most as a musician?


Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

yes...attend live music shows, support community radio