For someone who, by his own admission, is ‘the least qualified person he knows in any field ‘ Chris Mac has achieved a great deal .
Growing up in Darwin Australia, Chris, a natural performer, spent his formative years craving the spotlight. His dream was firstly to be a comedian with his own show, or an actor, a radio host or a musician- in that order. Subsequently he could always be found putting on shows at home and school. In fact anywhere he could perform, whether it be in local productions, performing improv comedy, singing in community choirs or playing in bands.
Cut to today and it seems Chris has accomplished much of what he set out to do. As the bass player for NZ band Six 60 he has toured extensively and played at some of the biggest festivals throughout the world . Their first album released 3 years ago went platinum 4 times , won 6 awards at NZ music awards and still holds the NZ record for time spent in the charts. The second SIX60 album certified platinum winning ‘radio airplay', 'peoples choice' and ‘highest selling single' awards.
His first passion has always been comedy and over the years Chris has become a regular of the stand- up circuit. Recently Chris has hosted 'The Slab" NZ music show and a re-occuring guest host for 'What You Want' for The Edge TV, host and MC for Smokefree Rockquest web/tv series, guest host for The Edge radio drive and appearences on 'Jono and Ben' and 'All Star Family Feud'.
Personality plus with just the right knack for getting people on board Chris has also turned his hand to corporate gigs and over the years has MC ’d everything from sport , music and community events.
When he’s not working across all his dream jobs he is indulging in his latest hobby photography, adding to his record collection , perfecting the ultimate ‘dirty martini’ , exploring the marvels of food and wondering whether his fear of sharks will always stop him from taking up surfing.