"Empowering and Connecting People Through Music"
Chris Chickering is a singer-songwriter whose deepest wish is for you to truly embrace and live in your greatness.
In 2013, Chris founded Music for Positive Change™, a music venture whose mission is “empowering and connecting people through music” – by writing and performing songs with empowering lyrics that speak to timeless, universal truths about the human condition.
Chris has a vision for leveraging these truths with the power of music, to bring people together, lift their spirits and create a brighter, more unified world.
His music infuses folk, rock and world music influences with vocals that share the same fiery, organic DNA of recordings by Cat Stevens, Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison.
Chris Chickering’s albums, including: “Living in the Now,” (Oct., 2013) “Shine,” (Aug., 2012) and “The Crazy Crazy Ones” ([Single] Nov., 2013) are available everywhere music is sold.
INSPIRATION BEHIND THE MUSIC:
Chris’s songwriting process is inspired by a life-long fascination with consciousness and finding the deeper universal truths that lie at the root of the human condition and what unifies us.
He has spent many years studying psychology, hypnosis, peak performance as well as exploring religious texts and ancient myths from every corner of the world, and is committed to infusing the very best of what he’s learned into his songs.
Chris’ lyrics speak to the deeper relationship we can have with both ourselves and others. The music asks us to believe in ourselves and remind us that it’s never too late to follow the path of our highest self.
To learn more about Chris Chickering, Music for Positive Change™ and our
mission to empower and connect people through music, watch Chris's Electronic
Press Kit Video here: www.ChrisChickering.com/Welcome
At the age of 7, Chris had a vision of himself onstage, singing and playing positive, upbeat music. His vision lay dormant for many years…
Until one day, in the Spring of 2007, when the pain of putting off his dream became too great, Chris finally started the journey, by producing his first song “Stay.”
Over the course of the next 3 ½ years Chris spent his time flying from his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico to San Francisco and Nashville, writing and producing his first studio album: “Shine”, which was released on August 10th, 2012.
“Shine” features 9 original songs and Cat Stevens’ classic ballad: “Father and Son.”
Without missing a beat, Chris plowed forward and immediately wrote 37 songs with Grammy nominated, Emmy award-winner Greg Barnhill for Chris’s 2nd studio album: “Living in the Now.”
“Living in the Now” was produced at QUAD Sound Studios in Nashville in the spring of 2013 and released worldwide on October 1st, 2013. “Living In The Now” features 14 new, original tracks and was awarded “The Best Albums in Santa Fe 2013 – Popular Choice Award” by Hutton Broadcasting and is ranked one of the top 20 albums of the year by Transitions Radio Magazine, one of the most highly-rated, widely-listened-to specialty radio programs in New Mexico.
“THE CRAZY CRAZY ONES”
After watching Apple Inc’s iconic commercial “Crazy Ones” in the fall of 2012, Chris was inspired to write his soulful ballad: “The Crazy Crazy Ones,” his tribute to those who have pushed the human race forward. Chris also went on to direct “The Crazy Crazy Ones” music video which features 53 of the most impactful people of all time. “The Crazy Crazy Ones” is now available as a FREE MP3 download : www.ChrisChickering.com and www.TheCrazyCrazyOnes.com
THE CRAZY CRAZY ONES MOVEMENT
In the fall of 2013, Chris will launch The Crazy Crazy Ones Movement, a global community of people dedicated to steering their lives towards the highest-vision they have themselves.
To join The Crazy Crazy Ones Movement visit: www.TheCrazyCrazyOnes.com
Since 2005, Chris’ company, Guru Authority™, has generated over 35 million dollars in gross revenues. Guru Authority™ is a behind-the-scenes “Consumer Reports” for the personal development industry. Chris has been a trusted advisor to over 100 personal development companies.
Chris has set up a special partnership to give underprivileged youths an opportunity to attend the Hyde Schools, private boarding high schools that help kids develop the character they need to fulfill their unique potential.
To learn more visit: http://chrischickering.com/the-hyde-schools/
Chris was born on May 18th in New York City and moved to San Francisco at the age of one where he was raised and educated.
Chris is the eldest of 3, with one half-brother and one half-sister. His mother, father and step-parents all live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Chris’s hobbies include working out, yoga and performing slight of
hand magic, which he’s been doing since he was 6.
Chris presently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his dog Chili.
Worked as a full time EMT on an advanced life support ambulance and served as a volunteer firefighter in Boulder and Denver, Colorado.
Once busked his way across Europe for four months, from London to Athens and back, singing and playing his guitar on the streets