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Chris Stanley


About Chris Stanley 

Chris Stanley hails from the lively landscapes of San Antonio, Texas, but is sculpted by the artistic richness of Washington State. In the rhythm of a musical household, Chris's father, an engineer, and musician, introduced him to the intricate world of guitar playing. Influenced by his parents love of blues and classic rock, as well as icons like Elton John and Fleetwood Mac, Chris honed a versatile musical palette. During his formative years, Chris plunged into the depths of guitar, drawing inspiration from guitar maestros like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Angus Young, and Eddie Van Halen. The acoustic finesse of James Taylor and Paul Simon further wove threads into his musical tapestry. Embarking on a teenage journey into the live music scene, Chris jammed alongside his father and later formed his own trio. The transition from covers to original compositions marked a pivotal shift, unveiling Chris's prowess in songwriting, guitar, and vocals. After his mother's untimely passing, Chris was inspired to care for those in times of illness and studied to become a doctoral physician assistant of urgent care medicine in eastern Washington, however, his unwavering dedication to his music prevailed. Chris's solo performances resonated in local wineries and venues, solidifying his standing as a regular artist in Eastern Washington. After school, Chris returned to Seattle and is widening his audience in the Pacific Northwest. Chris brings a distinctive and nostalgic musical style, drawing inspiration from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Marc Cohn, Dave Matthews, and more. Described as a refreshingly raw, passionate, and honest journey of the human experience, Chris's music continues to captivate audiences. In the iconic London Bridge Studio of Seattle, June 2023 witnessed the recording of Chris's self-titled EP, guided by producer Eric Lilavois. Released in February 2024, the EP boasts the standout single 'Pieces,' a collaboration with the talents of Seattle Symphony's Andrew Joslyn. Teaming up with renowned drummer Ben Smith and bassist Andy Stoller, recognized for their work with Heart, Chris's debut EP represents a cathartic release of long held ideas that entice you to anticipate what he will release next. He current work is receiving airplay around the world, via USA college radio, as well as radio and streaming stations in France and the UK, and he is also being featured on Rising Artist blog.




"Global Recognition: Witness the EP’s rising popularity on radio and streaming platforms across the USA, France, and the UK, fueled by tracks like ‘World Goes Around’ and ‘Pieces’. 

"An all round nice acoustic folk track using some good chord arrangements and vocal delivery, the overall feel is fresh and bright making it an excellent listen."

“I like this guitar intro [Pieces], nice vocals too. I love the harmonies. This is a good contender for film and tv.”

- Adonis Tsilimparis (Music Supervisor, record label, United States)

“Chris Stanley "Pieces" is a beautiful track. It honors its references well! Nice work! The production, musicianship, and songwriting are all well done. The instrumentation is honestly breathtaking, especially the stings! The vocals performance is really heartfelt, and the delivery is really strong!”

- Afternoon tea (Record label, Canada)

“Lovely! This song has well-crafted melodies and good vocals.”

- Common Sense (Channel, record label, United States)


"Pieces" by Chris Stanley is a powerful and evocative song. The lyrical content is deeply introspective and resonates with themes of vulnerability and self-discovery. The arrangement is well-crafted, with a melody that complements the emotional weight of the lyrics. Chris Stanley's vocal delivery is heartfelt and compelling, drawing listeners into the story being told. Overall,

"Pieces" is a beautifully composed track that showcases both musical talent and emotional depth. Keep up the excellent work!

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