Christopher John Joannou (born 10 November 1979) is an Australian musician, best known as the bass and guitar player for the successful alternative rock band Silverchair. Born in Newcastle, New South Wales, he has a twin sister and an older sister. He was the first of the three band members to cut his long hair short. Joannou was nicknamed 'Lumberjack' by Silverchair fans for his love of trees, and plaid shirts. Joannou is of Macedonian heritage .
He has used mainly G&L and Fender Precision Basses, and almost exclusively uses Ampeg B-15 Portaflex combos. As reported to gearwire.com, Joannou uses an Ampeg SVT-2 into and Ampeg 810 cabinet and a new Ampeg B15 combo in his live set-up.
In 2006 Joannou spoke at the launch of a mental health scholarship set up to honor his cousin Nathan Trepezanov who had committed suicide at the age of 21 in January .
Teen spirit With stardom taken care of, Australia's Silverchair works on developing its own style on the sophomore CD, `Freak Show'
Feb 14, 1997; The Who sang about a "teenage wasteland," yet that has not applied to Silverchair, the Australian teenagers who sold 4 million...
Growing up in public Silverchair has aged out of the teen angst of its first CD. The band's new disc is full of sunny pop.
Jul 27, 2007; Remember that poetry you wrote as a shy teenager that earned praise from the English teacher for its maturity? How about the high...