Chris Budd… lives in Somerset with his wife and two children. He plays guitar and gigs regularly, reads lots of books and graphic novels, and spends far too little time watching cricket. In between this, he runs Ovation Finance Ltd, the financial planning business he started in 2000.
As well as being the title of his first novel, A Bridge Of Straw is also a real song written by Chris. Written for his girlfriend when she was working in Australia, the lyric is a comment on the fragile nature of love. That girlfriend is now his wife, which perhaps shows that writing songs works.
A Bridge of Straw is one of three tracks written and recorded by Chris a few years ago. He also plays acoustic guitar, accompanied by Mike Milton (electric guitar and backing vocals) and Andy Bridgeman (lead vocals and lead acoustic guitar). Like all of his other tracks, A Bridge of Straw was recorded by Chris’ big brother, Matt Budd.