Chris Francis is a rock guitarist based in Oxford, England. He won Guitarist Magazine’s Guitarist Of The Year title in 2000, having reached the finals in 1999. A former Yamaha endorsee, he has released two solo albums (Chris Francis, 2001, and Studs ‘N’ Sisters, 2006), as well as an instructional video (Up To Speed with Chris Francis, 1999). Francis was lead guitarist in British melodic rock band TEN from 2002 to 2008, with whom he recorded several albums and undertook tours of the UK and Japan in addition to various festival appearances around Europe. Chris is an experienced music transcriber and has many years’ experience as a guitar instructor and session guitarist on pop and rock projects as well as performing on recordings for film and television. He lives with his wife and four children, writing and recording new music daily.