GRACE TO BEGIN - CHRIS WILSON
ABOUT CHRIS WILSON
Blue Pie Productions is pleased to introduce the very talented Chris Wilson to our music family. Chris's Aspirations are to continually build his fanbase by touring and to record a full length album with an entire band. Have a listen we know youll like it.
Check out the website at www.chriswilson.net.au
- BETWEEN YOU AND I
- FREEDOM IS MY HEARTBEAT
- DULUTH STREET
- THE GREAT UNKNOWN
- KIRRA JADE
- FEBRUARY IN GREY
Chris Wilson is a guitar-playing singer from Sydney who fell in love with music for the first time at age 15. Though he started playing guitar at that age, he didn’t begin singing until 6 years later, at the age of 21. Going in and out of original bands in his teens he eventually became disillusioned and decided that if he was going to make a living out of music, and achieve his dreams of creating great music, he needed to have more control over the situation he was in, so he began to sing.
It was around this time he joined the Pearl Jam Show for the purpose of gigging regularly and to build his confidence as a performer. Whilst he was in the cover show he began playing in between the bands sets performing songs he had written solo and also at Open Mic Nights around town.
Early 2005 he decided after 50 shows with the cover act the time had come for him to leave and begin playing more solo shows and focus all his energies into his solo career.
Upon leaving the cover show he released ‘Grace To Begin’ his debut EP, and launched it at the The Brass Monkey to a sell out crowd in late June. From the connections and experience he had gained pursuing solo gigs whilst he was still in the cover show he started getting more gigs around the city and slowly but surely, finding more fans.
“I'm not going to lie and say I just want to make a living out of this” .
At the ground level of what I am trying to do I do, but I want the see the view from the top floor, I want to change peoples lives. I want to add something to their lives that wasn't there before. I know there's music I've listened to that has done that to me, and I want to do that to other people. I want to create music that stays with people.
Things happen slowly, but each time I play I sell about 2 or 3 cds and get a couple more email address for my mailing list. I really just want to be the kind of person who can cherish wherever they are at in their lives and just enjoy that time for what it is, because I’ve learnt the hard way that doing what you want with your life can take a long time to come to fruition, you just have to enjoy the journey.
As Chris says in his own words “ I work extremely hard and with an unrelenting passion for what I do, and though the lines blur pretty regularly, I know in my heart my life is more important than anything I could ever do with it.”