Chris Trapper of The Push Stars
Venue Address (Get Directions)Ironwood Stage & Grill
Date and Time
Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 8:00pm
CHRIS TRAPPER began his career as the front man for late–90’s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records).
With four CD releases and several high profile national tours – including a run with Matchbox Twenty – The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent.
The New York Times calls his work “classic pop perfection.”
As a modern day singer–songwriter, Chris is most known for his song THIS TIME, the Number 1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers – Warner Bros Pictures).
A prolific songwriter, Chris can boast high profile film placements including There’s Something About Mary (Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz), The Devil Wears Prada (Meryl Streep), Say It Isn’t So (Heather Graham) and Gun Shy (Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson) as well as significant television placements including All My Children, Women’s Murder Club, Malcolm In The Middle, a coveted placement in George Clooney’s final episode of ER, the theme song for WB Networks dramedy Pepper Dennis and a cameo on–screen appearance with the show’s star, Rebecca Romjin.
Chris Trapper’s music can best be described as lyrically driven roots–pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extra–ordinary characters.
Outlaw Hip-Hop Harmonica Player | Beatbox Poet | Punk Piano Player | String Quartet Raconteur | Rock & Roll Matador | Playwright - Whether performing to thousands at the Royal Albert Hall or the lucky few who made it inside the packed past capacity speakeasy, C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer. His genius lies in many genres - blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock & roll. He is a one-man band, but one for this generation; with the rare ability to sing poetic verse while beatboxing simultaneously while pounding the piano and adding harmonica like a plot twist. A multi-talented front man for his Legal Tender String Quartet; a crazed lead singer/harp player for his rock & roll band The Special Interest Group; a lyrical dynamo & the musical backbone of the spoken word trio Tons of Fun University.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Chloe was introduced to music early in life. At age five, a family friend gave her her old piano, which piqued her interest and eventually, led her not only to become classically trained on the instrument, but also to become passionate about another instrument, the guitar. She was 14-years-old when she borrowed her first guitar from her mother, and since then, Chloe hasn’t stopped playing.
At the eager age of sixteen, she delved into the open mic scene for the first time. There, she discovered her ardent love for performing. Getting a chance to play with other musicians and being able to express herself musically was enough inspiration to stir up a powerful songwriter in an unseasoned soul.
Several years later, after countless open-mic shows and small venue gigs, Chloe decided to pursue her growing interest in music. In the Fall of 2002, she entered the Grant MacEwan Music program. Here, she rounded out her musical knowledge and performed for hundreds as a vocalist in the Showcase Band.
Finally, in 2007—a monumental year for Chloe, all of her hard work and fierce dedication payed off. During this time, she was twice selected among hundreds of applicants by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Edmonton Arts Council to receive the funding to support the recording of her debut solo album. Chloe completed the album 'Dedicated State', co-produced with local musician, producer and recording engineer Louis Sedmak. Included on the album are some of Edmonton's finest musicians, including Sandro Dominelli, John Taylor, Kent Sangster and Rob Hewes to name a few.
In 2008, Chloe was chosen as the Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
A minstrel on the road..Chloe has logged miles on each coast. And the road never ends...
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Chloe feels that music was somehow intrinsic to her nature. And when you first hear her soulful relaxed voice, you will understand how she feels...