Chris Payne  Photo: Mike Stewart © 2017

Chris Payne

Photo: Mike Stewart © 2017


Cornish born composer and musician

Studied at Chichester music college and Trinity College London.

Keyboard and violin player for Gary Numan/Tubeway Army from 1979 to 1990, other bands include Dramatis, Alan Darby and Celtic Legend. 

Composed Fade to Grey by Visage with Midge Ure and Billy Currie from Ultravox. Other writing credits include Johnny Warman, Mediaeval Baebes, Celtic legend, Kelly Osbourne, Dramatis, and recent co-writes with Rusty Egan, Gerard O’connell, Midge Ure and Tony Hadley.

Film and media composer having composed various works of Orchestral and Choral with LSO and Prague Philharmonic, early music and electronic music for Universal and Warner/Chappell.

Released solo piano album in 2012 called ‘Between Betjeman Bach and Numan

Recently joined Michael J. Stewart's (Mike Stewart) project ‘A Flock Descends’

Resurrected Electronic Circus in 2017.