Chris Catalyst

Chris Catalyst
Background information
Also known as Robochrist
Born February 11, 1980 (1980-02-11) (age 31)
Origin England
Genres Rock, Punk, Pop
Occupations Guitarist
Instruments Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Piano, Trombone
Labels Wrath Records
Associated acts Eureka Machines, The Sisters of Mercy, The Bronx (band), Robochrist, The Scaramanga Six, AntiProduct, Ginger

Chris Catalyst (born 11 February 1980) is the guitarist from the rock bands Eureka Machines[1] and The Sisters of Mercy.[2] He was also known as Robochrist, a solo industrial comedy set with face paint and props which he used to perform, but which is now on hold for the time being.[3]

He was born in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. He has played in many varied bands, including Catylyst, Mr Shiraz, The Dead Pets, Robochrist, The Sisters of Mercy, Mi Mye (also featuring Whiskas of ¡Forward, Russia!, Napoleon IIIrd and Jamie Lockhart), Ginger of The Wildhearts,[4] AntiProduct (with Alex Kane from Life, Sex & Death and Clam Abuse, and Ben Graves from Murderdolls and dope), Napoleon IIIrd, The Scaramanga Six, Mariachi El Bronx and The God Damn Whores (with Ginger of The Wildhearts, and Jon Poole of Cardiacs).

Chris is currently fronting his own pop-rock act called Eureka Machines, who released their debut album Do Or Die on 1 September 2008[5] and the single Everyone Loves You on 4 May 2009. Their second album, 'Champion the Underdog', was released in May 2011.

In May 2010, Chris played bass guitar for Mariachi El Bronx on a European tour with Gogol Bordello, deputising for their absent guitarrón player.

Chris is an avid juggler and has stated that one day he would like to attempt the world juggling record for most continuously juggled balls.

Chris is endorsed by Ibanez, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and Gibson guitars, Marshall Amplification, Blackstar Amplification, RotoSound, TUK Shoes and Doctor Martens boots.