Chris Doran

Chris Doran

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Talented successful male artist who has had a No.1 single and Top10 hits, also has 2 top selling albums in Ireland.

Biography

Chris Doran was born in Waterford City, Ireland on 22nd November 1979. From an early age Chris showed a great interest in music. At the age of four Chris started music lessons on his keyboard with a local music teacher. Chris is also a keen kick boxer and went on to win numerous titles including 8 All-Ireland Championships. Chris biggest battle was soon to come, it wasn’t in the ring. At the age of 12 he was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer. Chris spent years in and out of hospital until he finally overcame the serious life threating illness. Grateful for all the help he had received during his difficult time and desiring to 'do his bit' and give something back to help others in unfortunate circumstances Chris volunteered in 1997 along with eleven other young people from Ireland for a six week project to Kenya, Africa. The project involved the construction of a school in the Mau Hill district. The area suffered from extreme poverty and the experience is forever etched on Chris's mind.

At the age of 16 Chris started to take music serious and decided it was the career he wanted. He entered various talent competitions and went on to win numerous awards, "Best Male Vocalist" in 2000 and 2002. He then decided that he was going to start writing songs for an album that he was going to release independently in his home-town.

In October 2003 after months writing he went into a local studio and recorded his debut album called "For You". This album was a major success and sold thousands of copies and was also No.1 in the South-East of Ireland for 5 months.

In November 2003 Chris decided to make his nationwide appearance on a programme called "You’re A Star" where the winner of that programme goes on to represent Ireland in the "Eurovision Song Contest" in Turkey. Week after week Chris battled it out with 11 other finalists in a live show. While on the show Chris got fantastic support from the people of Ireland.

In March 2004 after 12 long weeks Chris was finally announced the winner of the show and went on to represent Ireland in the "Eurovision Song Contest 2004" in Turkey in May. Over 1 million people casted there votes on the night of the final. Chris was brought back to his hometown, where his fans gathered in the town. Over 20,000 people came out to support him. In April he released a single which was the song that he was singing at the contest called

"If My World Stopped Turning" this single soared straight to the top of the charts. It held the No.1 position for a 4 weeks and stayed in the top 10 for a further 7 weeks. It went on to be the biggest selling single to date selling in excess of 75,000 copies and he received a double-platinum disc. From there he went on to touring all over Ireland where he sold out all of his shows and still does to this day. In May 2004 he set off to Turkey to represent Ireland. A following of over 700 people from all over Ireland also flew to Turkey to support Chris.

In September he released his follow up single called "Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You". When this single was released it went in straight at No.2 and stayed in that position for a further 4 weeks. In November Chris released another single called "Right Here Waiting" which went straight in the top 10 and stayed there for 3 weeks. In December 2004 he released his much anticipated album called "Right Here" where he does a mixture of Pop, RnB and some classic oldies. In each track Chris has put his touch to them and made them his own. This album was a great success and to this day it is still a major seller. It was yet again No.1 in the South East for 4 weeks. Chris has a major following in Ireland. In January he was voted the "Best Male" searched for on the internet beating Robbie Williams, Brad Pitt and Michael Jackson.

In January 2006, Chris got a major break when a label in California decided to market Chris around the USA. They heard a track that Chris had on his album that was released in Ireland called "Fast Car". They liked the idea of remixing this track and decided that they would add another artist that is with the label called "Randi" She added some hip-hop to the track. This song has just been chosen to feature in a movie called "The Scraper Boyz" to be released in the coming months. This single is currently being played across the USA and will be released on the 24th April.

Chris has just released his 4th single in Ireland called "All Of The Above" which was written by Don Mescall, and is currently planning a tour across Ireland and the USA..

Discography

* For You - October 2003 (Album)
* If MY World Stopped Turning - April 2004
* Nothing's Gonna Change My Love - Sept 2004
* Right Here Waiting - November 2004
* Right Here - December 2004 (Album)
* All Of The Above - April 2006
* Fast Car (The Remix) USA Single - April 2006

Set List

Chris has been featured in/on these various items:

Magazines-
The Grind - www.thegrindmag.com
Now Showing - www.officialnowshowingmagazine.com
Backstage Access - www.backstageaccessmagazine.com
True Magazine
Raw Roots

Radio Station Air Play:
www.flowmuzik.com
www.m3radio.com
WDRC 90.3FM New York
Satelite Radio Chan. 6040
www.spinmyradio.com
www.talkincradio.com KZSU 90.1FM San Fancisco, CA
KCLA 99.3FM Los Angeles, CA
KLAS 89.7FM Los Angeles, CA
CIXX 106.9FM London
www.evolvingartist.com
www.airplaydirect.com
www.chicagomusicpromotions.com
KNOL 96.3FM Northern,CA
WRSU 88.7FM
WDCC 90.5FM Sanford, NC
Hot 103 KHQT -Las Cruces, NM
www.blaze1radio.com
80.5FM
www.maddhouz.com

Store:
The Basement Gear
Tower Records
Groove Riders
www.cdbaby.com (coming soon)
www.tuneopoly@yahoo.com (coming soon)
www.myglobalsounds.com (coming soon)