Chris Wilkinson

Chris began playing drums at the age of 13, heavily influenced by classic metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Van Halen. He joined his first band, Airstrike, when he was 18 and played gigs across the UK. Airstrike split in 2013, and after a period of downtime, Chris was ready to start looking for a new musical challenge. Chris joined Awake By Design in summer 2015, bringing with him his intense and elaborate power metal style drumming.

Name: Chris Wilkinson

D.O.B: 16/06/90

Hometown: Derby, UK

Gear: Pearl BRX masters studio. 22, 8, 10, 12, 14 ,16, 18. Pearl Pedals & Hardware. Variable cymbal makes, Vic Firth sticks

Top bands: Iron Maiden, Edguy, Stratovarious

Top Albums: Edguy – Rocket Ride

Top Songs: Iron Maiden – The Wicker Man

Favourite Food: Pizza

Favourite Drink: Coffee

Favourite Films/TV: Family Guy, South Park

Best ABD Moment: Drinking too much red wine at Dave’s 30th Birthday party