Chris has had thousands of placements on television, with music used in
shows airing on ABC, CBS, NBC, Discovery, Fox, PBS, National
Geographic, A&E and other networks. He began writing music for
television in 2005 for The Oprah Winfrey Show. By 2009, his music was
used almost daily on her show and is used for many of the shows
produced by Harpo Productions today, including the Dr. Oz Show.
Chris is primarily a writer of Americana, American Roots and
Tension music, but also has television credits in the styles of
modern rock, gospel, funk, world music, orchestral, jazz and more.
In 2012, Chris was a writer for a Grammy nominated CD for "Best
Children's Album" (featuring Al Jarreau and Hubert Laws). He has also
composed music for 3 video games.
FIREFALL and OTHER INFO
From 2003 through 2010, Chris was a touring member of the Atlantic
Records 1970's platinum selling rock band "Firefall", known for their hits
"You Are The Woman", "Just Remember I Love You", "Strange Way"
and others. He played saxophone, flute and keyboards. He has also
worked as an arranger, producer, studio musician, vocalist and music
director. In 2008 he released a jazz CD of his own called Monterey,
several of the songs were featured on The Weather Channel.
Chris' first songs were published in 1995 for a small record label in
Colorado. In 1998 he had a hit on the Children's Radio AAHS network,
run by the Children's Broadcasting Corporation and in 1999 he was a
writer on a children's music CD which won the "Parent's Choice Gold
Award" and the "Nappa Gold Award". In 2002, his jazz song "Little Web"
received an honorable mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.