CHRIS STAPLEY is a singer/songwriter who, after years of fronting variuos cover bands, decided to pursue his real passion of writing, recording, and performing his own material.
His debut album "I WAS JUST ON HOLD" has been completed and you can check out all of the songs at the site shown above.
Best described as "pop country soul", this collection of work contains catchy melodies with strong hooks powered by a distinct and riveting voice. Chris tells a story with conviction and honest lyrics that leave the listener feeling like they can relate to and/or believe what he's saying.
The album was recorded by and produced with his boyhood friend DAVID WIPPER. The two of them played together in a soul band as 15 year old teenagers with David on guitar and Chris on drums and vocals. David went on to record and perform with AMANDA MARSHALL, ALANNAH MYLES, DAN HILL, and RITA COOLIDGE. He is highly respected and well known in the music community and plays all guitars and keyboards on the album.
Chris's song "I CAN STILL REMEMBER" gained serious consideration as a finalist in the prestigious UK SONGWRITING COMPETITION before falling just short as a semi-finalist. No small feat considering there were over 6,000 entrants.
He is looking forward to more opportunities to showcase his music and will play anywhere that will have him. Especially if there's a nice selection of beer :-)
Chris continues to work on new material to "fatten" his repertoire and really wants to branch out to collaborating as the album is mostly his work alone.
So please take a minute to visit the site, listen to a song or 2...or 11, become a fan, and if you're interested in co-writing, send a message to the site and he will respond.
And of course the CD (and single tunes) is for sale at CDBABY.COM/CD/CHRISSTAPLEY and most other internet stores including ITUNES.
Thanks for reading and good writing to all!
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