Christian P Taylor, Born 1967 in Lancashire, England. His Dad was a Singer, Drummer and Comedian. His Mum did all the hard work of bringing him up while Dad was on the road, permanently. Growing up in an All girl household, Christian was a small, sickly child with Asthma, Skin problems and no father figure.
Aged 5 he ventured on to the stage at the Church Pantomime and was starstruck, he's been on the stage ever since. The call of the stage is so strong, that he is happiest with a microphone in hand. Years of broadcasting his voice around the World with at first CB radio and then Ham radio, he enjoys the thought of his voice travelling through space from nothing more than a box of transistors and a length of wire.
With a strong interest in Magic, he chased the dream of becoming a great magician like his hero Paul Daniels and an escapologist like the great Houdini. Many a time you would find him chained to a fence and padlocked by his friends, only to escape, much to their annoyance. They preferred him chained up. When he saw The Amazing Kreskin hypnotise an audience, he knew he needed to learn the art and back then, the internet was a library full of books. That is where he would spend his spare time, reading everything he could find, Hypnosis, Magic, Theatre, Stagecraft, Juggling and Biographies. When he felt he could hypnotise, he would practice on friends and family, who didn't really take him seriously, aged 12.
It wasn't until he was in his late teens, that his "Gift of the Gab" paid dividends and he went to work for Club 18-30 holidays, at last away from his home town. The travel bug bit hard and even though he hated working for the company, he loved entertaining tourists and seeing that they were not ripped off by many of the people that worked in resorts. He wanted to entertain them and protect them. This was 1989 and He found that he had a very persuasive nature and one of his favourites restaurants started to pay him for bringing new customers. He promised the tourists a great meal at a decent price and he would be rewarded with a meal and payment for bringing them in. Everyone was happy. Until the 18-30 gig ended and he was back in the UK.
He got a job as a Kissagram, standing in for a friend who went to work in Canada, he proved so popular with his skinny frame and big glasses, that he became the most requested Kissagram the agency had. He would dress as a Caveman, Policeman and his favourites, The man who came to pubs wearing a white coat and carrying a tray of Cockles, Mussels and "Who wants me Crabs?", singing happy Birthday to the poor hapless birthday person after he'd stripped off to his thong. Not a pretty sight, but hilarious. He would play his harmonica, beatbox, sing, dance, tell rude rhymes and dirty jokes and the crowds would love it. No Microphone, No Backing, No Backup. Just him, in his Doc Martens and thong. Fearless. That is what did it, when he went travelling.
Working in South Africa with his Dad Peter Taylor, who got him work on Cruise Ships "The Odysseus" and the ill fated but Beautiful "Achille Lauro", he learned all about working at sea and in the Theatre, as in South Africa, he worked as Assistant Stage Manager for the "Billy Joel Show" and as Spotlight operator and on the Lighting desk for the "Cole Porter Musical: Paris in the Springtime". Once sailed back to the UK on the Achille Lauro, he arrived in Southampton June 1991 with a new love of the sea and an appreciation for solid ground, being a ships DJ's with Vinyl records, a Turntable on hanging Springs and a Rocky Boat, the music was scratchier than he was.
Wanting to leave the UK again and after a disastrous move to L'Estartit as a DJ for a campsite, he returned home with money in his pocket and after fruitful weeks of personal tuition from the great Spanish Stage Hypnotist "Jay Luis" who gave him his act "As long as you don't do it around here".
He couldn't wait to travel again and set off with his new Karrimor rucksack to see the World, hitchhiking through Europe he would stay in Hostels and Hypnotise fellow travellers, for fun. By the time he reached Corfu, it was now 1992, he was ready to perform. He did and the first show was a success, everyone wanted to hire him, he worked in two places, got fed, watered, an apartment and money. He wanted to travel more and cleared off to Santorini, then Athens and flew back to the UK. Why? He'd been offered a gig with Bass Breweries, to entertain in their pubs all over the North West of England, some of the roughest pubs around in 1992, he nailed it and thanks to his friend Brian Carter, they took the North of England by storm.
Under his stage name of Micheal Moon, he was booked to work the 1993 summer season at Blackpool at the Foxhall, he was known as the Singing Hypnotist and packed the venue twice a week for 16 weeks. When the season was over, he was at a loss, but he bumped into an old friend from Corfu, "Andy Gap" and he told Chris all about Tenerife. He didn't need telling twice and within a month he was in Playa De Las Americas, performing his show at the Orlando Apartments every Sunday night as "The Hairy Hypnotist" because of his long hair and his ability to take the Micheal, throughout 1994, Tenerife was his home, but he wasn't happy with his stage name.
In 1995 Chris reinvented himself and used his old CB handle as his stage name. Taking his old Cockle and Mussel White coat, and Rocky Raccoon (Thank you David Williamson) the new Character was born. Doc Strange the Comedy Hypnotist Bloke in a White Coat, he stormed Tenerife. At one point, he had 9 shows a week, all over the south of the island. When he finally left the Playa in 1996, he wanted to travel, but he'd fallen in love with a girl and he ended up in South Wales. Performing shows in the Valleys one minute, being flown to Mediterranean resorts the next. He was an extra in loads of TV shows and Movies filmed in the UK and got a tip to go to Australia. It seemed like a good move, but within a few weeks, he had injured his knee and it put the kibosh on his travels, he needed to come home.
By 1999 he was in Bristol and realised that he Loved the place. It was here that he met his future wife, started his company, became a father and wrote a book all about How to be a Stage Hypnotist.
Chris now spends most of his time Entertaining Children and Family audiences with his Comedy Magic as Chris P Tee the Refreshingly Different Children's Entertainer. He does Sometimes perform hypnosis, but as he's a family man now, for the last 15 years a stayed very close to home. Now that his daughters are older, they kind of want him out of the house. So he's started performing his Comedy Hypnotist Show again at Army Bases, Football Clubs, Corporate Functions and the like. Just when he thought he was out, they Pulled him back in.
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