SEEKINGVocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Trombone, Steel guitar.
Singer-songwriter looking for small, intense group to create innovative original material -- not bullsh*t -- that is musically strong and lyrically meaningful and/or enjoyable.
My years in music were mostly the 1980s and early 1990s. I have a nice voice, good pitch (ear for harmony), play decent keyboards and the recorder like nobody's business. Recently, I have been dabbling with Reason. The mp3 files I have posted are samples of that work, however unrepresentative they may be.
I was raised on classical and folk (Pete Seeger is a family friend), then pop/rock (loved Elton John), then all kinds of stuff in college. After college I came to appreciate jazz and swing alot more. I admit that much of today's material doesn't really appeal to me. I want to write music that I can be proud of ... and that my kids will remember fondly as they grow up.
I don't need to be a lead -- I play a good background keyboard and do good background vocals as well. I have founded bands and been in other folks' bands. I enjoy the collaborative and collective experience (I liked playing in orchestras as a child - cello).
The video features an original song written in support of Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Dec 12 2009
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Allman Brothers, Bach, Beethoven, Beatles, Earth Wind & Fire, Gil Scott-Heron, Handel, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Parliament Funkadelic, Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger, Pink Floyd, Prince, Rolling Stones, Steve Miller, Stevie Wonder, ...
- Soprano/Alto/Tenor Recorders (yes, that's right)
- small sound system
- Casio Privia PX-130 (no case yet)
Love Is The Way
Love Is The Way Year: 2006 Album: Chris Owens Army of Love Genre: Other
Originally written and recorded in 1984 with a reggae slant, this version is more dance-oriented. Production was by Jeremy Skaller (Jay Sean's producer) during some ad hoc sessions.
Home Again Year: 2007 Album: Chris Owens Army of Love Genre: Other
"Home Again", originally written and recorded in 1987, was an homage to Nelson Mandela and the fight in South Africa. This version, instrumental, is a much more dance-oriented version and requires the vocals for the full effect.
Azania Year: 2007 Album: Chris Owens Army of Love Genre: Other
Originally written and recorded in 1985, this instrumental needs to be finished with full vocals and an additional break section.
Dreamers Year: 2007 Album: Chris Owens Army of Love Genre: Other
Originally written and recorded in 1986, this instrumental version of the song has a well-developed lead vocal and background chorus that need to be added.
Radio Theme: Black Politics with Chris Owens
Radio Theme: Black Politics with Chris Owens Year: 2008 Genre: Other
Written by Chris Owens for Air America Radio interview show "Black Politics with Chris Owens"
TV Theme: Inside The Congressional Black Caucus
TV Theme: Inside The Congressional Black Caucus Year: 2007 Genre: Other
Written by Chris Owens for a fledgling cable television progam, "Inside The Congressional Black Caucus"