Christopher John Dyke Acland was born in Lancaster Infirmary September 7, 1966.  Burke's Peerage & Baronetage 104th Edition notes that he was the son of Oliver Geoffrey Dyke Acland and Judith Veronica Williams. He was the great-grandson of Sir Francis Dyke Acland, the 14th Baronet Acland.

Chris Acland best known for being a founding member and drummer of the London-based band, Lush. He played in a number of other bands before Lush, including The Infection and Panic.

Acland was a fan of football and a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur F.C..

Chris having a bit off fun while Lush toured as part of the Lollapalooza music festival, 1992

Tragically we lost Chris October, 17 1996. The band never reformed without him.