Hailing originally from Annecy, France, Christophe Godin is known for his sense of humor, svirtuosic guitar skills, as well as his energetic and “wacky” personality. Christophe Godin has lit up the stage with musicians, like Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses), Andy Timmons (Danger Danger), Mattias Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Kiko Loureiro (Angra, Megadeth), Guthrie Govan, etc.
As he got older and grew in ability, he cut his teeth as a local guitar hero with a number of french bands until his band Temple gained him both wider international exposure and a wave of positive reviews. But it was the next group, Mörglbl (formed with Ivan Rougny and Jean-Pierre Frelézeau), that would see Christophe make large strides and an indelible mark in French rock/metal for years to come.
By the early 2000’s, Mörglbl’s first two albums had led to international exposure, a performance at NEARfest, and the opportunity for Christophe to play with Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big), Frank Gambale (Chick Corea), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson).
During the 2000’s, Christophe continued to collaborate and experiment, as well as to grow relationships with with well-regarded brands in the music industry. In 2001, Christophe formed the band Gnô, releasing the album “Trash Deluxe” with extensive dates in France through 2003. Next he pulled double duty, releasing an album in partnership with Pierrejean Gaucher as 2G, while simultaneously releasing his solo project called Christophe Godin's Metal Kartoon, where all the ingredients that made the career of the guitarist what it is are to be found on this record: humor, virtuosity, and a mix of jazz, funk, and metal.
Over the following years, he has continued to stay very busy, releasing new albums with bands Mörglbl and Gnô; forming a new acoustic duo with extraordinary guitarist Olivier-Roman Garcia; teaching at E.T.M. music school of Geneva (Switzerland); building his reputation as a clinician with the release of an instructional video (Heavy metal : les techniques/Birdland); and writing numerous instructional columns for dozens of guitar magazines.
Christophe is an official international ambassador and tours worldwide for the following companies : Laney amps (UK), Vigier guitars (France), Lâg acoustic guitars (France), Zoom effects (Japan), Palmer effects (Germany), Gruv Gear (US). He was also voted fifth best international guitarist by Guitar Part magazine.