Chris Connelly (musician)

Chris Connelly
Born (1964-11-10) 10 November 1964 (age 54)
OriginEdinburgh, Scotland
  • Musician
  • singer-songwriter
  • author
  • Vocals
  • guitar
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Chris Connelly (born 11 November 1964) is a Scottish musician and author[3] who became famous for his industrial music work of the late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly his involvement with the Revolting Cocks and Ministry. He has since established himself as an alternative singer-songwriter, and continues to release solo albums.

Early years

Connelly was born in Bruntsfield, Scotland to Michael and Sadie (née King) Connelly near the city centre of Edinburgh. Connelly's father died in a swimming accident early in his life,[4] causing Chris to focus on artistic interests outside the home to help fill the void. Connelly's Scottish ancestry includes Irish descent through the Connellys and Murphys, who originally came from Ireland to Scotland. His mother’s side, the Kings and the McCullochs were from the Highlands and migrated to Glasgow in search of work.[5]

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