Bio

Chris Morris

A Versatile Journey Of Music Exploration

Chris Morris is a multifaceted artist who has carved a unique path in the music industry, blending genres and pushing boundaries with his creativity. As a singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, he has captivated audiences worldwide with his soulful melodies, thought-provoking lyrics, and dynamic stage presence.

Born and raised in San Diego, California, Chris's musical journey began in the early 2000s when he started self-releasing albums, showcasing his versatility and unwavering passion for music. His album, "Ascension," released in 2010, introduced his signature sound – a seamless fusion of soul, pop, reggae, hip-hop, and various other influences that defied traditional genre boundaries.

One of Chris's most notable achievements came in 2010 when his catchy single "Can I Have This Dance" was featured in a popular video game alongside major label artists, exposing his talent to a global audience. This recognition paved the way for his international touring, including a successful stint in Taiwan in 2013, where he performed his original music to thousands of fans each night.

In 2017, Chris released "Recollection," a compilation of singles that showcased his artistic evolution and solidified his reputation as a versatile and innovative musician. His 2013 album, "Changes" and the lo-fi inspired instrumental releases "Calibration" and "August" (2022), further highlighted his ability to seamlessly transition between genres and explore new sonic landscapes.

Chris's talent extends beyond his solo endeavors, as he has also collaborated with renowned artists from various genres. As a keyboardist, he has performed alongside a who's who of classic reggae icons, including Johnny Clarke, Sister Nancy, The Viceroys, Michael Prophet, Wayne Wade, Edit Fitzroy, Johnny Osbourne, and many more, showcasing his mastery of the instrument and his deep appreciation for the roots of reggae music.

In addition to his musical pursuits, Chris has made strides in the production world, crafting music for commercials for major companies like Huawei and Coca-Cola, primarily targeting Asian markets. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found "Camatic Media," a production company with Adrian Cisneros in 2023, further expanding his creative reach.

Looking ahead, Chris's star continues to rise with the highly anticipated release of his new single and music video, "Contagious," set to drop in summer 2024 on Malaspalabras Records, a label owned by the legendary Andy Vargas (longtime lead vocalist of Santana) and comedy icon George Lopez. This collaboration promises to introduce Chris's music to a whole new audience, further cementing his status as a trailblazer in the industry.

Beyond his musical accomplishments, Chris is a dedicated family man, happily married with two young children, and co-owner of "Avant Garde Music Company," a music school in Eastlake, California, where he shares his passion for music with aspiring artists. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Jamiroquai, and Outkast, Chris continues to push the boundaries of creativity, leaving an indelible mark on the music world with his unique blend of genres and unwavering dedication to his craft.