Hi there and thank you for visiting my online portal that is my website.
You've probably guessed it already, but my name is Chris. I’m a Creative. What does that mean, you ask? Well, I create a lot, primarily through music as a singer (projecting air through my vocal chords to create sound that, 99% of the time at least, is in key), on paper (as lyrics and the odd children’s book) and as literal sounds (the aforementioned singing abilities, through midi keyboard inputs, knob turning and even the occasional electric guitar strumming).
My education has consisted of two things: Life (and all of its zany stepping stones) and Berklee College of Music, that independent music school in Boston where I dual majored in Performance and Music Business/Management (and graduated from in early 2009 with a Bachelors degree; I am currently pursuing my MBA (this time, online) from Berklee as well).
I’m not necessarily known for much, but I’ve been somewhat successful on occasion. I got my career kick-off way back in the year 2001 when I was (quite unwillingly, I might add) launched as a CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) singer. My own music is actually far more open-minded than that genre could ever have allowed me to be (hence the reason I got out ASAP) and usually falls under the genre umbrellas of indie and pop. I’ve met some success, have been on the radio and even had about 10 seconds of a song featured on cable TV. (Unfortunately, none of this has made me rich.) I don’t really like to label myself, so my songs usually are all over the place – pop here, ambient there…I’ve always hated being pigeonholed into a genre and, as a creative artist, I want to feel free to creative any kind of song I want and express myself however I need to at a particular musical moment in time.
Oh, I also modeled for a bit, but that only lasted for a period of about 3-4 years before age took over and the looks went the way of door (debut album reference ftw!).
For your enjoyment, and because I'm tired of writing paragraphs about myself, here are some other random facts about me I'm sure you're just dying to read:
I have an unhealthy obsession with all things Britney Spears.
I’m engaged, but have absolutely no plans to officially tie the knot - no reason, just because.
I was born in South Korea, but adopted around four months old by a wonderful set of parents here in the United States.
The late singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez first inspired me to consider doing music.
I have a four-octave range.
I grew up in Idaho.
Yes, I love potatoes in every form.
My nose hair is becoming a wonder to behold as I've gotten older.
I originally wanted to be a marine biologist.
I’m a video gamer (I shout at TVs during gameplay) and am an overall tech geek.
I wrote my first song when I was 12 years old (and was insipidly inspired by the bubblegum teen pop craze of the late 90s so everything was “Baby” this and “Baby” that).
I’ve had to make most of my own opportunities - take the initiative, sing how I wanted to sing, write the music I wanted to write, create how and what I wanted to create, and so should you. (You know people who get those enviable Big Breaks? Yeah, I’m not one of them usually.)
I once had a fart that lasted 10 seconds long.
I have to Google most Internet slang nowadays because #GettingOld.
I love kids.
I hate kids.
I don't want kids.
I was once considered for a UPS TV commercial because the agent thought I had a beautiful smile, not because she liked my package (ironically).
I've had issues with eating disorders since I was a pre-teen and, as such, I am an advocate for eating disorder awareness.
I use Apple's GarageBand/Logic Pro as my DAWs of choice.
My favorite movie is The Last Unicorn.
I’ve posed naked for a photo shoot one time in my life and it was equal bits exhilarating and embarrassing.
I'm a stickler for grammar and will judge you, especially if you misuse "its" or "it's."
I reference song lyrics a lot in everyday conversation.