- Chris Sanders is an Irish born, Liverpool raised, now New Zealand based sing-songwriter and Children’s book author. Chris believes that his talent for singing and writing stems from having been subjected to endless traditional Irish story-telling songs, classic Liverpool music like the Beatles (of course) and having 3 amazing girls around him daily in his wife and 2 daughters to give him endless inspiration. His debut book Angel Star which also included a CD of the song (also called Angel Star) was released on October 20 2016 and went straight to #1 in the iTunes Children's Charts, #8 in the general Pop Charts, #16 in the Canadian and #33 in the Australian iTunes Charts respectively. Further, Chris re-released Angel Star with the Browns Bay School Choir on Dec 23 with the song debuting at #1 on the iTunes Children's charts where it remained until Christmas day. As an original songwriter, Chris has performed with and supported the likes of Tim Finn (Crowded House), Dave Dobbyn, Anika Moa, Don McGlashun, Goldenhorse, Boh Runga and many more. Chris Sanders has also had a single included on an NZ on Air Hit Disk with the likes of Neil Finn.
- 1. Angel Star debuted at #1 in the NZ iTunes charts and #8 in the general pop charts. We expect a similar result in Australia. Even though it hasn't been "officially released" in Australia or Canada yet it also achieved #33 and #16 in the iTunes charts respectively in those countries. 2. A hugely popular story for the 0-7 age group, or gift for expecting parents or new parents. 3. Illustrated by Kat Merewether, a #1 NZ Best Selling illustrator. Kat Merewether is the author of the "Kuwi the Kiwi" books which are consistently at #1 in the NZ bookseller charts. 4. The Angel Star song was produced by Kiwi music icon and APRA Silver Scroll winner, Rikki Morris. 5. Author and songwriter/singer Chris Sanders is a talented musician and has previously supported musicians such as Tim Finn (Crowded House). 6. A portion of the sale of the book and song will be donated to Act For Kids Charity helping to identify and prevent Child Abuse in Australia. 7. Why is Angel Star such a unique Children’s book? Angel Star is a modern day nursery rhyme that all the family will enjoy singing and reading together, today and for generations to come. It symbolizes a new era of Children’s storybook writing using adult contemporary music intertwined with simple beautiful lyrics that will resonate in the heart of every child and parent.
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