Chris Velan

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About Chris Velan

In the artist’s words: Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail. Whole-heartedly singing the mangled lyrics of "Blinded By The Light" by Bruce Springsteen into a kids' tape recorder with a mic attached to it when I was around five years old. What are your top 3 all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and why? Why did you choose these three albums in particular? Paul Simon, Graceland Toots & The Maytals, ****y Kingston Van Morrison, Astral Weeks Each of these albums is part of musical DNA. I could take any one of them to a deserted island and be happy; assuming I could listen to them, of course. Find a song of yours on Apple Music that you love and tell us what makes it special. Tell us why you chose this song. “Night Caller” This is a lesser-known one of mine. But it's special to me because I recorded the vocals and organ live on the first take and couldn't beat it. The performance just came through me from somewhere else. It gives me the chills every time I hear it. What’s one of the most memorable moments in your career so far? There are many but one that sticks out is my first performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2006. The band was tight, the crowd was full of love and I knew for the first time in my life that I was where I was meant to be. Is there anything left on your bucket list as an artist or band? Are you kidding? There are too many "anythings" from the bucket list to even start to scratch the surface.

Montréal, QC, Canada

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