Chris Anderson had always had music running through his veins but didn't realize it until the age of 18. Once he discovered his gift, Chris' otherwise ordinary life took a completely different, unexpected path.
First known professionally as "The Singing Busboy" of Jebino's Restaurant in his hometown of Eatonville, WA, Chris has evolved into a world-class entertainer. His seamless interpretations of classic hits, many of which were written 30-60 years before he was born, are bringing him national recognition and fans from all over the world.
Constantly researching, he adds more and more classic songs into his repertoire, ranging from Jazz Standards, to Motown, to Traditional Pop, Classic Country, and even Gospel.
Chris hasn’t always been an “old soul” when it comes to his musical interests, but that all changed the day his grandfather sat him down at his record player and started to play Chris the songs he grew up with. Chris’ love for this newly discovered music grew rapidly which led to him realizing his destiny; to breath new life into those songs without losing the essence of what made them so great to begin with, and to present that every time he takes the stage.
Some of Chris' accomplishments & venues where he has entertained include:
Collaborated with Grammy Award-Winning producer/writer/musician, Kenny “LaMar” McGowan, on 2 studio albums
Performed for Washington State Governor, Christine Gregoire
Principle entertainer for the Miss America Organization
Regular headliner at Red Wind Casino
Performed with Academy Award-winning singer/actress, Shirley Jones
Entertainer for various casinos including Emerald Queen, Quinault, Muckleshoot
Works with Alita DeLaCruz of Vocal Performance Talent Development Agency
Featured on Seattle’s Evening Magazine Television Show
Entertained for South African Arch-Bishop Desmond Tutu at private dinner of 600 people
Featured front page article in the Tacoma News Tribune
Performed for various corporate events, including Microsoft, the Marriott, and others
Performed at Seattle’s Triple Door with Joey Jewell and Jim Kerl’s Swing Session Big Band
Fundraiser performer for MS: "Dinner of Champions", Relay For Life, Cystic Fibrosis: "Breath Of Life", Cystinosis: "Music For Mary", "Straight From The Heart dinner & auction
Featured entertainer for '13 Susan G. Komen auction/gala
Various radio spots, newspaper ads, and television appearances
Headlining entertainer at Historic Raymond Theatre
Featured in Joe Nichols' "Baby Got Back" music video with special guest, Sir Mix-A-Lot.
Performed for former Microsoft CEO and current owner of Los Angeles Clippers NBA team, Steve Ballmer
Chris Anderson is a gifted artist who performs with passion and heart. He crosses generational lines with a fresh approach to timeless standards. Being in the music industry for over 25 years, Chris has become one of my favorite artists!"
-Alita DeLaCruz, Producer and International Artist
“Working with Chris was absolutely delightful! He was friendly and professional. He responded quickly to my emails/phone calls. He showed up on time for everything. He completely WOW’d our guests with his music and demeanor. By the time Chris was into his second song, our guests were up dancing! At the end of his gig with us, we didn’t want him to leave. We love Chris so much that the day after our last party, we reserved a date with him to perform at our next party. Chris is a real gem and we are thrilled to have discovered his amazing talent!"
-Debbie W., Executive Assistant at Microsoft
"It has been a great pleasure to work with Chris over the last couple years. He has grown into a wonderful performer. I see big things in his future."
-Jeremy Poston, Nisqually Red Wind Casino Sound Tech
"Chris brings back a lot of great music and does it with style!"
"Always loved hearing him sing at Jebino's in Eatonville."
"He's not only a great singer, he's also a great guy. Love listening to him sing."
"He sings what he wants to sing and does a magnificent job of it! Also, he is an excellent person."