Composer Christopher Evans-Ironside has Died, Aged 82


Born in 1940, in England, Christopher Evans-Ironside was a songwriter, composer, and music producer primarily based in Hamburg, Germany. 

At age 21, Evans-Ironside organized and wrote music for famend singer Gerd Böttcher, and later met Drafi Deutscher, with whom he labored with intently for a few years. Different artists who he labored with embody vocalists Vicky Leandros, Ulla Meinecke, and Werner Böhm. 

In an obituary written by Deutscher’s son, René, he describes Evans-Ironside as “a grasp of catchy sounds.” His best-known work, “Guardian Angels,” (co-written by Deutscher) was launched in 1984 below the alias Masquerade. The tune was quickly lined by Nino de Angelo in each German and Italian and peaked on nationwide charts.

His different album collaborations included progressive rock albums Stonehenge and Symbols with David Hanselmann, plus an idea album with Michael Chambosse titled The Timemachine. He additionally created a solo rock album, Empty Areas.

Moreover, Evans-Ironside was a prolific soundtrack composer, writing for movie, tv, theater, and ballet productions by the Görlitz Theater. His many awards included Gold and Platinum discs for collaborations with de Angelo and Deutscher for the albums Combined Feelings and Masquerade.

“Trying again through the years and contemplating what a luminary of his style Chris was…he actually was a ‘Guardian Angel’ — my father’s at the very least!” René Deutscher wrote. “And so I say: Farewell…and thanks for every little thing!”

Our condolences to Mr. Evans-Ironside’s household, associates, and colleagues.


Under is the 1984 broadcast of “Guardian Angel” carried out by two actors lip-syncing to Drafi Deutscher’s vocals.