Chris Conner

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The drummer Chris Conner began performing with the San Diego band Channing Cope in 2002, and within several years both an EP and CD had been released by the group. Prior to any further description of…
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The drummer Chris Conner began performing with the San Diego band Channing Cope in 2002, and within several years both an EP and CD had been released by the group. Prior to any further description of this group's activities, it is important to present a disclaimer involving inevitable confusion over this name. To begin with, the drummer is not the same Chris Conner who plays jazz bass, and who also happens to live in San Diego. If he was the same person, he would have already been recording for at least 20 years and possibly may have gotten used to the frequency with which his name would be misspelled, not to mention how often he might be confused with famous female singer Chris Connor.

Providing the drummer stays in the music business, he will no doubt have much more of the same mess to look forward to. Changing his surname to a plural spelling will not help -- both the bassist and vocalist are routinely misidentified as both Connors and Conners. The drummer could certainly envy his bandmate, bassist and vocalist Ali Deniz Ozkan, who would not experience anything approaching this typographical torture unless he chose to return to his native land of Turkey. The third member of the Channing Cope trio is guitarist Kenny Schulte; the group is said to be influenced by progressive rock bands such as Mogwai, the Shipping News and Shellac.