Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Local Hero

Nominee

2020 ACT Local Hero Nominee

Chris Endrey

State: Australian Capital Territory

Musician and arts advocate

Chris Endrey is a prolific and gifted songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, who has made a sustained creative contribution to Canberra's arts community. His impressive breadth of work spans music and comedy. He is also a committed advocate for arts and culture – which has built him a dedicated following and earned multiple awards.

After hosting cult variety show 'In Canberra Tonight', Chris set up 'Canbeurovision' – an annual suburban song competition that showcases local musical talent, while strengthening the community. Both the 2018 and 2019 events played to a sold-out theatre, uniting an audience of all ages, and capturing the country's imagination.

A cult icon at home, Chris has also represented Canberra and Australia on the world stage, supporting some of the biggest acts in music today in international festivals and global tours. A firm believer in the importance of the arts, Chris has hosted panels at writers' festivals and written widely about the need to support local artists.

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