Chris Payne (musician)

Chris Payne is an English musician.[1]

He is known as a member of Gary Numan's backing-band[2][3][4] and the co-writer of Visage's 1981 synthpop hit single "Fade to Grey".[5][6] Payne plays keyboards and viola and also a number of medieval instruments. He formed the band Dramatis with other members of Numan's backing-band in the early 1980s.[7] Payne has composed music for television and films and formed the band Celtic Legend. He has composed, scored, recorded and conducted his orchestral and choral works in London and Prague.[1]



  1. ^ a b c "Chris Payne". Production Music Online. Archived from the original on 12 November 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ Green, Thomas H (19 May 2012). "Q&A: Musician Gary Numan". The Arts Desk. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  3. ^ Maiolo, Alex (16 June 2016). "Gary Numan on Touring with Vintage and Modern Gear". Reverb. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  4. ^ Green, Thomas H (20 November 2009). "Gary Numan at the Brighton Dome, review". Reverb. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  5. ^ Perrone, Pierre (9 April 2012). "Cedric Sharpley: Drummer who played with Tubeway Army". The Independent. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  6. ^ Wilson, Matthew (17 August 2017). "We'll have a grey old time, pledges synthpop pioneer". Henley Standard. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Dramatis". Retrieved 26 August 2017.