Drums, production, and drum programming.
A native of Guam U.S.A., a little island in the south pacific, and a second generation musician. He has been immersed in music since he was born, taking advice and cues from his father a well-known Jazz musician on the island of Guam. Chris has always had an inherent to music. He started playing drums at the age of 9, and made his debut as early as 11 backing Guam artist such as Danny Orlino, Mike Rasmussen, the Guam Territorial Band (The Governors Band), Condition 4, I.D.K. etc. From there he started building his reputation as a solid session drummer playing all styles specializing in R&B, Funk, Jazz, and Reggae. At the age of 18 fresh out of high school he landed his first international gig with an L.A. based R&B/Funk band "One Nation" touring all over Asia where he started networking to the rest of the world, jamming with musicians like Rodney Franklin, Marcus Miller, Hiram Bullock, Nathan East, Aaron Blackmon, and many more. 4 years later he took a break due to the illness and passing of his mother. 2 weeks after she was laid to rest he was back on a plane heading for L.A. to get ready to hit the road again. From the year 2000 till now he has played with The France based Top 40 band Final Access, International Reggae artist Lincoln (Sugar Minott) Black roots. International Reggae artists Big Mountain, and Marty Dread, Anthony Selassie. Hawaiian Artists Pati, Aloha, and Native Blend. Filipino Artists Bayani Agbayani, the Sex Bomb Girls, J.R. (the Filipino prince of R&B). American Idol's Jasmine Treas. Japanese jazz artist Hatsumi Shibata. Taiwanese artist A-Mei, Guam's top jazz artist Patrick Palomo and the Guam Jazz all stars, Caliente, Mico and Steve Scott. Soul Vibration, D.U.B., Cindy Manglona-Svec and the Latte Stone Jazz Band, Berkeley School of Music graduates Carlos Laguana and Michael Di Amore. The Fried Bananas and the Service Entrance. The Jaime Davis Band, Hot Squad 2 R&B Hip Hop Band Hamamatsu Japan. Hot Boxxx 2008 - 2010, On and Off Resident Drummer at Gary’s Motown Sound in Nagoya Japan 2008 - 2016. K-Pop artist Bomi K. Gospel Artist Costie Payne, Jefferey Quest, Japanese artist Tae, and Luca G Flat Rose. Currently the resident Drummer at San Jose Nagoya Japan. All his experiences have taken him all across the globe and on many stages. Solid, Soulful, Pocket, and Groove, hitting the stage loving his music and his instrument.
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