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Chris Strei is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Southern Ontario. With no family roots in music, it’s tough to say where his passion and musical nature comes from. It’s just always been there. Butch Walker, Johnny Cash and Tom Petty’s influence can be heard in his original work, but his love for music in general has always been a major influence on his writing style.
After graduating from Recording Arts Canada, Toronto Campus, in 2011, he went on to write, record and produce his first album “Ever Will” in 2013. A follow up album, “Faces”, was released with rock band Minus Everything in 2014.
Chris has appeared as a solo artist on RogersTV in Guelph, BarberShop Podcast with Kevin Barber in Hamilton, and The Disability Channel with Jay Stoyan in Toronto, which led to him co-writing and performing the TDC theme song, “Shining Light” at Toronto’s Hard Rock Cafe and Dundas Square in 2016. Early stages of the song were recorded at the home of Ronnie Hawkins, and composed, engineered and mixed by Silvio Simone.
On May 1st 2017, Chris Strei released his self-titled EP on iTunes and Spotify. That summer, “Flowers & Drapery” achieved radio play on Montreal’s CJIM and KA Radio’s “From Texas and Beyond” in Scotland. Josh Wall filmed and directed a music video for “QEW”, which appears on the EP as well. ”Wrong” is the top streamed song from the EP on Spotify.
Although media appearances and radio play have always been a dream, Chris Strei is truly at home when he’s performing on stage, and keeps close connection to his roots as a music fan by including a mix of his favourite artists in his repertoire. From John Denver’s “Country Roads”, Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey”, to Butch Walker’s “Bed On Fire” and Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive”.
Chris has been blessed with the opportunities of opening for The Trews in December 2017, playing at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe in August 2017, as well as various festivals in Southern Ontario. To broaden those opportunties, Chris became a member of Nashville Songwriters’ Association International (NSAI), Country Music Aassociation of Ontario (CMAO), and Songwriters’ Association of Canada (SAC) in January 2017.
Event's LocationTwin Butte Country General Store
Highway 6 Twin Butte T0K 2J0, Canada