For the first 18 years of his life, Chris had music running through his veins and didn’t even realize it! Once he discovered his gift, singing and performing has become a part of his every day life. Chris is living his dream and has come a long way since his days as the “Singing Busboy of Jebino’s Restaurant” in Eatonville, WA, Chris has transformed his act in a way that appeals to all ages. Having just turned 28, he is gaining momentum in his career and his talents. Chris continues to gain popularity in Washington State by performing a genre of music that was introduced 30 years before he was born, and he continues to research and add more songs to his repertoire ranging from Jazz Standards, to Motown, to Traditional Pop. Chris hasn’t always been an “old soul” when it comes to his musical interests but once he started looking through his grandfather’s old records, everything changed. His grandfather introduced him to the songs he grew up with when he was just 17 years old. Chris’ love for this “new” kind of music grew rapidly which led to him soon realizing his destiny; to help bring these songs back to a mainstream audience.
Some of Chris' accomplishments & venues where he has entertained include:
Worked with Grammy Award Winning producer/writer/musician Kenny “LaMar” McGowan and released 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 Partridge Family star and singer, 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
Featured entertainer at the Puyallup State Fair
Performed at Seattle’s Triple Door with Joey Jewell and Jim Kerl’s Swing Session Big Band
Various benefits and fundraisers including MS "Dinner of Champions", Relay for Life
Featured entertainer for '13 Susan G. Komen auction/gala
Various radio spots and newspaper ads
Special guest performer with pianist/composer Mike Strickland at Historic Raymond Theatre
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."