Oceanside native, keyboardist/singer/songwriter Chris Morris is proud to present his style of Sophisticated Soul in a stripped down series of performances he's dubbed '88 Keys in Colour.'
Perhaps best known in San Diego as a member of the celebrated bands Roots Covenant, Stranger and the Divine Lights, he's performed on stages varying from Arenas to the most intimate Coffee Shop settings. He's played for audiences worldwide while maintaining his local roots. As a solo artist, you very well may have heard him and not even known it. His songs are streamed around the world on Radio, Retail Stores, Commercials, Video Games and Podcasts.
Chris' one man show is a celebration of his Internationally celebrated compositions and the many amazing songs that inspired them. Among the artists Chris pays homage to are Chicago, the Beatles, Bruno Mars, Bob Marley, John Legend, Cee-Lo and of course Stevie Wonder to name a few. His original music is written in that same 'feel good' style as his influences.
So why '88 Keys in Colour'? His current one man show is centered around the Piano but there are many additional elements of 'colour' in the mix contributing to a polished yet still organic soundscape. Utilizing various pedals and keyboard splits, he employs effects to his Piano/Rhodes/Organ, adds vocal harmonies and polished production to his soulful vocals and even triggers live drum/percussion loops on a number of songs.
In 2017, he released remastered editions of 3 of his albums "Recollection," "Changes," and "Ascension," and relaunched his website 'www.theartofchrismorris.com'. A new album of original music is slated for release in 2018.
All in all, Chris is excited to get out and connect with music lovers of all types through these intimate "88 Keys in Colour' shows. It is his intention to spread positivity on stage through one of the most pure forms of expression ... music.
Acoustic, Pop, Soul