Chris Snelling

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Chris Snelling

地区:美国

Chris Snelling

Freddie Mercury的去世首先激发Chris接受乐器。他的父母是女王的忠实粉丝,在那一刻克里斯认为他想成为下一个布莱恩梅。然而吉他和克里斯没有相处,所以在家里的阁楼里发现了一个尘土飞扬的旧键盘,有人建议他试试而不是吉他......

在学校,克里斯敏锐地看着音乐老师在集会上弹钢琴。他渴望弹一架真正的钢琴,所以有一天他会问他是否可以去。音乐老师飞利浦夫人不仅允许克里斯获得钢琴,而且还巧妙地解释了钢琴的运作,点燃了克里斯对真实事物的热爱。不久,家里的键盘对克里斯来说还不够,他渴望得到一把真正的钢琴,声音丰富,有弦乐和锤子。由于他的父母不会受到影响,克里斯开始用纸板箱制作自己的钢琴,上面装有小锤子的琴键(Chris的限量版签名CD的灵感来源)。克里斯用他的声音即兴发出了键的声音,最终他的决心(或缺乏声音)赢了,在家里安装了一架钢琴。

在学校,克里斯得不到足够的钢琴,每天练习,而其他孩子都在操场上。他成为学校表演的首席钢琴家。早期的影响包括Rawicz和Landauer以及Elton John。他的爸爸收集了经典作品,这让他对莫扎特有了另一个极大的痴迷,因为他开始寻找最初的安排和作曲家。受莫扎特的协奏曲和交响乐的启发,克里斯开始创作。虽然他上过几次钢琴课,但是他的学术风格并不好,因为他更喜欢玩他所听到和感受到的东西,而不是他所看到的。作为一个基本上自学成才和直观的钢琴家,克里斯在录音室录制的每一首歌都是通过耳朵学习的,当他演奏时没有任何乐谱。

斯科特乔普林和拉格泰姆在学校的介绍带来了另一个伟大的爱,表演。克里斯很快就知道,以拉格泰姆风格做的任何事都会引起反响,这让观众感到很开心。多年来,Chris喜欢为观众演奏并引起反响,这使得他们多年来以音乐总监的身份或者为新的音乐剧或表演创作而多次与众多音乐剧团体密切合作。

不出所料,克里斯的需求越来越大,这使他有信心放弃日常工作,专注于他的音乐。最近和意想不到的影响一直是克里斯每周执行的当地护理院的居民。虽然她患有痴呆症并且在日常生活中挣扎,但她已成为克里斯的一位强大的自封教师。 玩 !不要砰的一声。任何人都可以砰的一声。玩吧,......钥匙在那里被爱抚。

Chris的总部设在英国萨里,并与Lark Recordings签约。

It was the death of Freddie Mercury that first inspired Chris to take up a musical instrument. His parents were huge fans of Queen and in that moment Chris thought he wanted to be the next Brian May. Guitars and Chris didn't get along however and so a dusty old keyboard was found in the loft at home and it was suggested that he try that instead of the guitar... something clicked.

At school Chris keenly watched the music teacher play the piano in assembly. He longed to play a real piano so one day asked if he could have a go. The music teacher, Mrs Philips, not only allowed Chris access to the piano but meticulously explained the workings of the piano igniting Chris’s love for the real thing. Soon the keyboard at home wasn't enough for Chris, he longed for a real piano, rich in sound with strings and hammers. As his parents wouldn't be swayed, Chris set about making his own piano from cardboard boxes complete with keys that worked little hammers (the inspiration for the title of Chris' limited edition signed CD). Chris improvised the sound of the keys with his voice and eventually his determination (or lack of voice) won out and a piano was installed at home.

At school Chris couldn't get enough of the piano, practising every day whilst the other kids were in the playground. He became the go-to pianist for school performances. Early influences include Rawicz and Landauer and Elton John. His Dad’s collection of Hooked on Classics led him to another great obsession, Mozart, as he set about finding the original arrangements and composers. Inspired by Mozart’s concertos and symphonies, Chris began to compose. Although he had a few piano lessons, the regimented academic style did not sit well as he preferred to play what he heard and felt rather than what he saw. Being a largely self-taught and an intuitive pianist, every piece Chris records in the studio is learned by ear without any sheet music in sight when he plays.

An introduction to Scott Joplin and ragtime while at school led to another great love, performing. Chris soon learnt that anything done in ragtime style causes a reaction, it amuses his audience. A love of playing to an audience and causing reactions has led Chris to a close involvement with a number of musical theatre groups over the years either in the capacity of musical director or composing for new musicals or performing and more often than not all 3.

Unsurprisingly, Chris is increasingly in demand which has given him the confidence to give up the day job to focus on his music. A recent and unexpected influence has been a resident in a local care home where Chris performs on a weekly basis. Although she has dementia and struggles with daily life, she has become a formidable self-appointed teacher to Chris. Play it ! Don’t thump it. Anyone can thump it. Play it, ..the keys are there to be caressed.

Chris is based in Surrey, UK and is signed to Lark Recordings.

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