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This profile was last updated on 3/30/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.


Company Description: Community Pharmacy Wales represents the 700 plus pharmacy owners in Wales on NHS matters. Our main objective is to secure the best possible NHS service...   more

Employment History

  • Graphic Designer
  • Pharmacist Director
    Walter Lloyd & Son Ltd
  • Student AWA(1) School
    US Navy
  • Pharmacist
    Network Healthcare
  • Fans Know Vocalist and Lead Guitarist
  • Heavy Middleweight Designer
    Storm Creative Communications
  • Middleweight Designer
    good impressions
  • Mid Weight Designer
    good impressions

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Web References
Community Pharmacy Wales - Board Members, 30 Mar 2014 [cached]
Chris James - Chairman
Chris James is a Community Pharmacist with one pharmacy in Carmarthen, West Wales. He studied at London School of Pharmacy and completed his pre-registration training at King's College Hospital, London in 1986. He is a member of Mid & West Regional Committee and previously the old Dyfed Powys LPC. Chris was a Board Member of Carmarthenshire LHG and subsequently Carmarthenshire LHB where he chaired the Audit Committee.
Community Pharmacy Wales - Health Minister Mark Drakeford visits Walter Lloyd & Son Pharmacy in Carmarthen, 30 Mar 2014 [cached]
The launch was hosted by Chris James, Chair of Community Pharmacy Wales and proprietor of Walter Lloyd pharmacy.
Main photo : Minister Mark Drakeford and CPW Chair, Chris James with members of Stroke Association Cymru
Stop and Think About It, 25 Dec 2013 [cached]
Blues fans know vocalist and lead guitarist Chris James and bassist Patrick Rynn as the leaders of their own band, the Blue Four, as well as for their stellar work with a dazzling array of blues legends.
"Confessin' The Blues," the 1941 classic by Kansas City pianist Jay McShann (with Walter Brown his vocalist), holds personal significance for Chris.
Chuck Berry was the first guy that was really a big influence on me," says Chris.
Chris tracked down a BBC radio documentary on Berry.
At the tender age of 13, James joined Courtney's band as a harpist. "I only played harmonica with him for maybe six months or something like that, and then the bass player quit," says Chris. "And then Tom just gave me a bass and said, 'Okay, boy, here's the bass. The bass player's quit. I need you to learn this by next week!'" Chris followed Tomcat's instructions, though he would soon switch axes one more time to guitar, developing his own slashing style along the way. James learned his lessons well during a long stint in Courtney's band, though he did take a brief hiatus when he was 17 to study with jazz saxists Gene Porter and Jimmie Noone, Jr. "I wanted to get myself a music education," he says.
Making his first pilgrimage to Chicago in 1990, Chris happened to hear the muscular piano riffs of Detroit Junior (whose sly "Call My Job" remains a Chicago blues standard) emanating from a nearby bar. Sitting in on a guitar borrowed from the cook, he impressed the diminutive keyboardist enough to earn a regular gig. In his spare time, James made the rounds of the North Side blues jams, including one at now-defunct B.L.U.E.S. Etc., impressing just about everyone in the house with his sizzling fretwork apart from his future musical partner, Patrick.
"We did not hit it off when we first met each other," admits Chris, who dropped by the Guitar Center where Patrick worked a short time later in need of picks and a harmonica.
And I turn around, and it's Chris.
With both young bluesmen settled in the Windy City, the more experienced Chris drilled Patrick on the traditional aspects of the blues.
With giants like Louis and Dave Myers, Sunnyland Slim, and David "Honeyboy" Edwards in attendance, Chris was in awe.
"There's Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Sam Lay and all these guys, looking at us playing," says Chris.
"The phone rang, and Chris runs in the house, and he's in there for about a half hour," says Patrick.
Just My Luck, the C-Notes' 2003 encore album, was released on Earwig and featured guest appearances by Lay and Dave Myers, who grew close to Chris and Patrick.
More recently, the pair has recorded with piano man Dennis Binder on his 2007 Earwig disc Hole in That Jug and Chicago guitar legend Jody Williams on his encore comeback CD, 2004's You Left Me in the Dark, where Chris had the dual honor of playing alongside not just Jody but another of his avowed heroes, Robert Jr. Lockwood.
Chris and Patrick began playing with Williams in 2000 after backing him unexpectedly at a Mississippi blues festival; Jody hired the Blue Four, then including Chicago drummer Willie Hayes, and they subsequently toured Europe and Japan.
And Chris and Patrick backed James's original mentor, Tomcat Courtney, on his just-released and long-overdue national debut album, Downsville Blues.
In 2005, Chris toured Europe as a member of harpist Bob Corritore's band.
Chris James, chairman of ..., 21 Feb 2014 [cached]
Chris James, chairman of Community Pharmacy Wales, said: "This campaign made a real difference in the quality of care that people received for their eye health when visiting pharmacies. . . . We look forward to much of what has been learnt in the campaign being taken forward in the Welsh Government's eye care plan."
Community Pharmacy Wales - Lower Your Risk Of Stroke, 5 Jan 2013 [cached]
Chris James, Chair of Community Pharmacy Wales said "Community pharmacies are the most accessible part of the NHS family and are ideally placed in high streets, town centres and villages around Wales to be giving advice on how to avoid a stroke and to help people recover from one if you do get one.
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