I lay down guitar tracks for your studio recordings or perform original solo guitar music and covers in a variety of genres with a rock and progressive orientation but influences from Jazz, classical, soul, funk, metal and experimental music.
I will travel anywhere in the DC Metro Area or Northern Virginia, and up to 150 miles outside of this area for additional charges to cover transportation time and cost.
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Christopher dazzles audiences with a combination of a blistering technical performance, rockin' grooves, and a soaring dynamic range.
I am a solo artist and session guitarist in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.
After growing up in a musical family and picking up guitar formally at the age of 11, I had the opportunity to study and perform with the STAX Music Academy in Memphis, TN. I then studied Jazz guitar and music industry at the University of Memphis' Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. While in college I performed lead guitar with prog-rock, indie, and folk bands and did session guitar work in the university studios. I also wrote and produced music for my band Revolution as well as my solo project.
Now I live in Manassas, VA where I write and perform solo guitar music and keep up a small home recording studio.
Additional Booking Notes
I perform with a very simple set up using backing tracks, 1-3 guitars, and a floor pedal unit. I do incorporate a microphone to speak and engage with the audience.
1. An upbeat original work to start the show off with high energy
2. A familiar/classic cover song arranged for solo guitar
3. Another upbeat original work
4. An original low-key or ballad type song
5. An interlude
6. A familiar/classic cover song arranged for solo guitar
7. An original piece that builds momentum and ends with a bang
Influences & Inspiration
Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Phil Keagy, John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Al Di Miola, Joe Satriani, Marco Sfogli, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Jimmy Paige (Led Zeppelin), Jimmy Hendrix, Misha Mansoor, Mark Holcomb, and Jake Bowen (Periphery), Miles Davis, Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers), James Valentine (Maroon 5), Booker T and the MGs, Otis Redding, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Howe, Steve Lukather, Steve Morse (Kansas, Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs), Alman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, Mutemath, Chevelle, Between the Burried and Me, Avenged Sevenfold, Mr. Bungle
5 Mixer Channels
1 Stereo RCA input set for backing tracks (OR Blutooth/USB connectivity for an iPhone)
1 regular XLR input for vocal mic
2 regular XLR inputs for sterio guitar rig
2 floor monitors
1 vocal microphone
3 XLR cables (1 for microphone, unless wireless; 2 for guitar rig)