Chris Rea

Chris Rea

English singer and guitarist
British singer-songwriter scored MOR hits in the 1970s, respected blues singer by the '90s.
BornMarch 4, 1951
HometownMiddlesbrough, England
Net worth$8 million
Height5'8" (1.73m)
SpouseJoan Lesley Allport
ChildrenJosephine Rea , Julia Christina Rea
ParentsWinifred K. Slee , Camillo Rea
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Top Stories

10 of the best summer anthems, picked by Metronomy

  • 10 of the best summer anthems, picked by Metronomy. Chris Rea to Len, Stereolab to Finley Quaye – to celebrate a decade of their classic summer album The English Riviera, Metronomy founder Joe Mount shares a sun-soaked playlist

Videos

Carefree Chris Rea fan has time of his life dancing to busker in Swansea

This busker had one avid and carefree fan who was seen strutting his stuff in Swansea. Video shows the man dancing enthusiastically to Brit rocker Chris Rea's hit "Road to Hell." According to the filmer: "Every day he dresses up in different outfits. The guy singing isn’t anything to do with the dancer, it was just by chance they both were there at the same time. He was dancing for an hour." This video was taken on Friday, March 29.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Parting Shots
Parting Shots
1h 34min
1999

Albums

Blue Street (Five Guitars)
Blue Street (Five Guitars)
2003
Road to Hell: Part 2
Road to Hell: Part 2
1999
Passione
Passione
1996
Best of Chris Rea
Best of Chris Rea
1995
Very Best of Chris Rea
Very Best of Chris Rea
1995
Espresso Logic
Espresso Logic
1994
God's Great Banana Skin
God's Great Banana Skin
1993
Auberge
Auberge
1991
Dancing with Strangers
Dancing with Strangers
1987
On the Beach
On the Beach
1986
Shamrock Diaries
Shamrock Diaries
1985
Wired to the Moon
Wired to the Moon
1984
Water Sign
Water Sign
1983
Chris Rea
Chris Rea
1982
Tennis
Tennis
1980
Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?
Whatever Happened to Benny Santini?
1978
Era 1: As, Bs & Rarities, 1978-1984
Era 1: As, Bs & Rarities, 1978-1984
2020
From Love to Love
From Love to Love
2020
Cleveland Calling
Cleveland Calling
2020
Urban Samurai
Urban Samurai
2020
One Fine Day
One Fine Day
2019
Josephine
Josephine
2018
Road Songs for Lovers
Road Songs for Lovers
2017
Last Train
Last Train
2017
Happy on the Road
Happy on the Road
2017
Road Ahead
Road Ahead
2017
Journey 1978-2009
Journey 1978-2009
2011
Santo Spirito Blues
Santo Spirito Blues
2011
Driving Home For Christmas [Single]
Driving Home For Christmas [Single]
2009
Still So Far to Go: The Best of Chris Rea
Still So Far to Go: The Best of Chris Rea
2009