Chris Wells


A soul fan since his elder brother introduced him to Otis Blue back in the sixties, Chris fell in love with Marvin, Curtis, Womack and Al Green in the seventies, while pretending to fulfil his parents’ dream for him to become a lawyer. He gave up all that tedious legal stuff in the 1980s for a far more entertaining career as a full-time music journalist and has since risen through the ranks at Echoes to become its Editor and joint-owner/publisher. Even after around 1800 interviews and thousands of reviews, his enthusiasm for writing about new soul music remains undimmed. He has a wife, three children and a great set of headphones.