Purpose: My purpose is to delight, uplift and inspire fans, to remind people that it’s never too late to live your dreams, and to serve as a leader in the movement towards higher consciousness and positive social change.
Bio: Inspired by great artists from the 70’s, Chris Chickering is a recording artist /singer-songwriter whose deepest wish is for everyone to truly embrace and live in their greatness. Fueled by a love of music and a desire to make the world a better place to be; Chris sees songwriting and performing as a great way to bring people together in compassion, forgiveness, love, and acceptance. Chris’ music is uplifting, inspiring, and focused on making listeners feel good while encouraging them to live their dreams.
Chris has a life-long fascination with consciousness and has spent years studying psychology, hypnosis, peak performance and personal development books, media, and seminars, as well as, exploring religious texts and ancient myths from every corner of the world. He actively seeks out and listens to wise people to find deeper universal truths. Truths often masked or disguised, because we don’t know how to recognize them in the white noise of today’s modern world. Chris has learned that discovery of these truths is a choice, we have to dig in and uncover them—an archaeology of the unconscious.
Chris has unearthed truths that cut across all cultures and all religious belief systems—truths that lie at the root of the human condition and what unifies us. Chris’ music speaks 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.
As a boy, Chris had a vision of himself onstage while singing and playing positive and upbeat tunes. Chris began playing guitar at 16 and has never looked back, playing covers at parties, busking his way around the world, and dreaming of creating a record. After a 5 year stint in Nashville working in television; Chris’ life imploded and with nothing left to lose he packed up his gear and his dog and fulfilled a dream by moving to Santa Fe.
While unpacking, Chris found a bucket list he wrote in high school. At the top was: “create a music album.” He almost filed the list away, as he had done many times before, but a voice from deep inside stopped him. So with only two original songs under his belt, Chris decided it was time to begin by producing one of them. He had so much fun with the process that he kept writing and producing, until he realized, “Hey! I’m making that record.” Chris’s debut release “Shine,” is now available everywhere music is sold including iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and BandCamp.
Chris is currently gearing up to go on tour after the fall (2013) release of his second studio album, “Living in the Now,” featuring 14 new and original songs and produced by Grammy nominated, Emmy award winner Greg Barnhill.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys hanging with his dog Chili, working-out, and hiking in the beautiful mountains of his hometown Santa Fe, New Mexico.
For more information visit: www.ChrisChickering.com