Please take a listen to the music clips on this page - They're all recorded LIVE with no overdubs, second-takes, or fixed mistakes. Please take a look at my first few GigSalad reviews, I take great pride in making VERY happy clients.... I've done hundreds of events, From New York City to Lake Tahoe, Malibu, Santa Barbara & Nevada, including an Anniversary party for 300, Hollywood Hills Birthday party for 100, "All-Beatles" Malibu Beach Wedding for 35, San Diego Beach Cliffs Wedding for 85, beautiful occasions all... I just played a July 4th concert for 60,000 people in Warner Center Park... big fun...
I've been fortunate to play with members of some of the biggest bands in the world, toured many countries, played hundreds of gigs in many of the world's best venues, from the Montreaux Jazz festival to The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel. I just finished a CD with guitarist Tim Godwin & members of Los Lobos, Vertical Horizon, The Rembrandts, and other amazing players.
In fact, we just got a really nice "pat on the back" from a friend who's opinion we really value... Don Felder, guitarist for The Eagles ... " The CD is a big hit. Love the all acoustic guitars and the vocals are really great. I hope you’ll still talk to me after you become a big star from this CD.... Cheers, Don Felder
Last Friday, I flew to NYC to play at a Birthday party - This morning I received this note... " Dear Christopher, Thank you kindly for making the journey to NYC and sharing your beautiful acoustic guitar talent, mixed like a sweet cake with your wonderful singing voice. Your music and lyrics danced on the ears hearts and soul of everyone at my beautiful wife's birthday party. You greatly helped us make it a very special and memorable night for all. You sing and play from a place in the heart and soul which is truly a wonderful rare treat to experience. Keep sharing the magic and thank you so very much for the CD. I am listening to it now and we love it! Again, many thanks for a great and memorable night Peace and love, Kate, Rory and Matt "
This is why I do what I do.....
A couple of months ago, I played a Wedding ceremony & reception in Santa Barbara. The next morning I received this note from the Bride.
Chris - I am not even sure where to begin. Your talent, charming nature, and eagerness surpassed my wildest imagination, and that's after even seeing your youtube videos! You are a true talent, one I hope to encounter again. Thank you so much for making our evening soooooo very special. The music and your voice is absolutely breathtaking. I found myself swaying and singing along, and to play that song for me and my Dad, could not have meant more. I truly cannot thank you enough. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and so much fun emailing with you. If you ever think of it, I would love for you to send me more of the youtube clips and songs, I could listen to your voice all day long. Thank you again for being such a charming and wonderful part of our special day. All the blessings and all the best to you, Whitney
This is a Thank You note from a client, who asked me to play a family reunion in Santa Barbara, about 50 people, from 2 to 90... He was a Springsteen fan & I played "Thunder Road" for them...
Chris – you have legendary status in our household ….I can’t tell you how often we think about that night and about your performance….you were unreal/unbelievable…..and yes – “Thunder Road” - thanks for giving me my 5 minutes of fame – and letting me sing alongside you… Very nice of you to send the CD – much appreciated….
If you envision a Classic, Elegant wedding ceremony, I'll be glad to play a traditional acoustic guitar instrumental version of "Here Comes The Bride" and "Pachobel's Canon in D".... or.....get creative.... Close your eyes, choose songs & music that perfectly underscore your feelings for each other. Let me play & sing them for you. I can learn most any pop song.... Here's a few examples of songs I've learned for recent Weddings.... An All-Beatles Wedding, "Here Comes The Sun".... Jason Mraz "I'm Yours"... Pearl Jam "Just Breathe" ... Dave Matthews "Two Step"... Train "Hey Soul Sister".... Foo Fighters "Everlong".... Beatles "I Will".... Tom Petty "Here Comes My Girl".... Peter Gabriel "Book Of Love".... Alan Jackson "Remember When".... U 2 "Beautiful Day".... Jason Mraz/Colbie Calliet "Lucky"... Beatles "Two Of Us"..... Rascal Flatts "Bless The Broken Road".... Peter Gabriel "In Your Eyes"..... Cat Stevens "The Wind"..... Garth Brooks "Wrapped Up In You"..... Elvis "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You"........ "Over The Rainbow" - Instrumental..... "What A Wonderful World" ..... Use your imagination...
Most clients want me to play & sing for them - If you want totally instrumental music, I'm probably not the guitarist for you - However, I have a long list of Very Happy Brides & clients..... I take great joy in helping to make a perfect event -
I'm available to play for your Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour and Reception...
This is a partial songlist - I'm learning new songs all the time...
* Ho Hey - Lumineers
Lover Of The Light - Mumford & Sons
Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
* Train - Hey Soul Sister
* Lady Antebellum - American Honey
* 3 Doors Down - Here Without You
* 3 Doors Down - Love Me When I'm Gone
* Five For Fighting - 100 Years To Live
* Five for Fighting - Superman
* Gavin Rossdale - Love Remains The Same
* U 2 - All I Want Is You
* Al Green - Let's Stay Together
* Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
* Aqualung - Brighter Than Sunshine
* Bad Company - Bad Company
* Beatles - And I Love Her
* Beatles - Blackbird
* Beatles - Dear Prudence
* Beatles - Fool On The Hill
* Beatles - Get Back
* Beatles - Hey Jude
* Beatles - Hide Your Love Away
* Beatles - In My Life
* Beatles - I’ve Just Seen A Face
* Beatles - Let It Be
* Beatles - Long & Winding Road
* Beatles - Mother Nature’s Son
* Ben E. King - Stand By Me
* Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine
* Black Crows - She Talks To Angels
* Blind Faith - Can’t Find My Way Home
* Bob Dylan - Don’t Think Twice
* Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blues
* Bob Seger - Turn The Page
* Bon Jovi - Who Says You Can’t Go Home
* Bonnie Raitt - Angel From Montgomery
* Brad Paisley - Alcohol
* Brad Paisley - Letter To Me
* Bruce Springsteen - Meeting Across The River
* Bruce Springsteen - Pink Cadillac
* Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
* Bryan Adams - Everything I Do
* Carrie Underwood - Don't Forget To Remember
* Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You
* Death Cab For Cutie - Possess Your Heart
* Jason Mraz - Lucky
* Chris Whitley - Poison Girl
* Chuck Berry - Promised Land
* Coldplay - Yellow
* Counting Crows - Round Here
* Counting Crows - Omaha
* Counting Crows - Rain King