Chris de Burgh (born Christopher John Davison on 15 October 1948 - Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe, Argentina) is an Irish / British musician and songwriter. He is the son of a British diplomat and an Irish secretary. Few artists can lay claim to international success spanning three decades but, beginning with his very first release, Chris de Burgh has achieved precisely that. The foundations for a remarkable and durable career were laid back in 1975 with the release of Chris’s debut album, ‘Far Beyond These Castle Walls’, featuring a single, ‘Flying’, which spent 17 weeks at No. 1 in Brazil.