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Chris J. Connolly

 

 

ARTIST BIO

Weaving between two continents, Chris J. Connolly’s music has been his support system and a reflection of his journeys. Originally from Staffordshire, England - Chris spent his early years performing in hometown venues before eventually crossing the Atlantic to reside in his current home on Long Island. Inspired by both early American roots music and modern alt-rock, Chris grew to craft his own unique style of writing and phrasing that moves between sublime, evolving and hook based melodies.

 

Chris’s debut album Flying Lessons, released in 2015, is anchored around his raw acoustic guitar and vocal arrangements while also exploring newfound sonic territory. With minimalistic additions of percussion, bass, and electric guitar, the album is a diverse and spacious journey rooted in natural performances and craftsmanship that maintains the intimacy and presence of his earlier work.

 

Currently Chris is finishing up his sophmore album for a release in late summer of 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

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DISCOGRAPHY

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Moving Maps

(LP)

 

 

Flying Lessons

(LP)

 

 

Million Colours

(single)

 

 

 

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

 

“not straight up anything - a big multi-continental stew of rock, folk, blues, pop and Americana” - WRCN 103.9FM - Jerry Schaefer

 

“An impressive debut album with engaging songs, delivered in his tenor voice with solid guitar work, bass and percussion” -- Charlie Backfish, host of "Sunday Street" - WUSB, 90.1FM

 

“…a fresh take on (an) old, no-fuss approach to making music… sweet-sounding, interlacing acoustic guitars and sometimes a sparking electric, putting his high tenor vocal and rich harmonies up front and center.”" - Something Else! - somethingelsereviews.com

 

"a rewarding listen (that) packs some impressive emotional heft and compelling songwriting... top-notch pop/folk fusion that’s pure ear candy" - hotindienews.com

 

"a brilliantly classic and sentimental album that can only bring you to a standstill." - musicmuso.com

 

CMJ Feb 2014 Mixtape - Featured New Release

 

 

 

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

 

----- 2016 -----

July 17th - The Great South Bay Music Festival

June 3rd - The Way Station, NYC

May 4th - Deepwells, Saint James, NY

March 5th - IBS College Radio Conference, NYC

March 2nd - The Way Station, NYC

Feb 6th - Pianos, NYC

Jan 9th - Homegrown Music, Port Jefferson, NY

Jan 7th - 7:30pm Treme Islip, Islip, NY

Jan 3rd - 7:00pm - Mercury Lounge, NYC

Jan 2nd - NYRMA TV "The Bunker"

----- 2015 -----

Dec 20th - Grey Horse, Bayport, NY

Dec 18th - Porters on the Lane, Brookhaven, NY

Dec 12th - SUNY Stony Brook, NY - GET TICKETS

Dec 11th - Buckley's, Mastic, NY

Dec 6th - WUSB 90.1 FM - LIVE STREAM

Dec 3rd - WEHM 92.6 & 96.9 FM - LIVE STREAM

Nov 22nd, 10pm - WRCN 103.9FM - LIVE STREAM

September 22, 12am - Rockwood Music Hall, NYC

September 6, 2pm - A Lure, Southold, NY

August 29th - Mt. Sinai

July 31st - Mercury Lounge, NYC

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VIDEOS

"Million Colours"

 

 

 

"Bravery (live)"

 

 

 

PAST APPEARANCES

89 North

Alive After Five

Bowery Electric

Brick House

Grey Horse

Homegrown Music

Mercury Louge

Patchogue Theatre

Pianos NYC

Porters on the Lane

Putnams Pub, Brooklyn

Rockwood Music Hall

SUNY University

Toast

The Local NYC

The Way Station

WUSB 90.1 FM

WEHM 92.6 FM & 96.9 FM

WRCN 103.9 FM

 

 

 

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