Chris Love

Chris Love


Chris Love blends his influence of pop,rock, funk and soul together with a powerhouse rhythm section and horns to create songs guaranteed to excite any concertgoer. If you want an artist that is fun, entertaining, energizing, and of incredible musical quality, then you want Chris Love.


Chris Love is quickly establishing himself as one of today's hottest touring artists. His debut CD, 2006's On My Way Out, is flying off the shelves in music retailers across the South, and is a popular internet download around the country. Love's live shows can only be described as exciting, energizing, and entertaining, and Love continues to be in high demand in the South's club and college circuits.
Chris's resume is remarkable. After beginning guitar lessons from his father, he soon began appearing in clubs on the world famous Beale Street in Memphis at the age of 13. Love got his first break at the age of 16 when he entered a guitar competition at B.B. King’s Beale Street club, hosted by the Jimi Hendrix Family Foundation, Love won the contest in Memphis and opened for Jimi Hendrix Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell at B.B. King's Blues Club in Los Angeles. From there he founded the popular metal band Love & War, whose 2002 single "Hoping for You’’ reached the top 15 on’s charts. In 2003, Love and War won the Dingo INC. "Battle of the Bands" competition in Memphis and released the well-received EP Place of Recovery. After the band's breakup in 2004, Love began writing the songs that would eventually become his new record. After assembling a band of seasoned instumentalists, he began palying hotspots in Southern college towns and around Memphis. Word of mouth quickly spread that Chris Love was an artist not to be missed. In 2006, Chris moved from Memphis to Nashville, and in less than a year has become one of Nashville's most popular club bookings, a true testament to Love's musical skill. Despite the move, he still has close ties to Memphis and returns "home" frequently. In 2009, Chris began work on his new record, entitled "The dirty South" with producer Premo D'Anger of Free Sol and Tennman Records. Chris continues to excel as he brings his "Memphis music for the 21st Century" into new markets across the country.

Recent news: of Forbes Magazine just named Chris Love as Memphis' Most Eligible Bachelor!!


As an artist, Love has opened for major artists Maroon 5, Everclear, Switchfoot, Gavin Degraw, Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Marc Broussard, the Wooten Brothers, Will Hoge, Foghat, Julie Roberts, 112, Die Trying, Codeseven, Egypt Central, Underoath and Dead Poetic.
He has performed across the nation at clubs and venues including: 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville; Fuel, Nashville; The Mercy Lounge, Nashville; Bluesboro on the Square, Murfreesboro; The Mud Island Amphitheatre, Memphis, The New Daisy Theatre, Memphis; B.B. King’s Blues Club, Memphis; B.B. King’s Blues Club, Los Angeles, California; The Hard Rock Café, Memphis; Handy Hall, Memphis; The Hi-Tone, Memphis; Vino’s, Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis in May Music Festival, the Delta Music Festival, Middle Tennessee's State Fair, Mississippi State University's Bull Dog Bash Music Festival, MTSU's College Music Week and venues in Texas, Missouri, Louisiana and Mississippi.


Love has been featured and reviewed in publications Forbes Magazine, The Commerical Appeal, The Covington Leader, The Murfreesboro Pulse, The Reflector and The Daily Mississippian, as well as several web publications and podcasts. Interviews and airplay on Memphis’ 92.9 WMFS (93X) 102.7 Rock 103, and 94.1 "The Buzz"
have helped the local artist acquire a loyal fanbase.


Chris Love "On My Way Out" 2006

available at
also available on iTunes

currently being playing on;
93x WMFS Memphis
Rock 103 WEGR Memphis
WMSV Mississippi State
MTTS Middle TN State University

Set List

1. Intro
2. Dirty South
3. Sexy Ladies
4. Beat It (Michael Jackson cover)
5. I Don't Love You Anymore
6. Voodoo Chile (Jimi Hendrix cover)
7. The Drug
8. Use Me Up (Bill Withers cover)
9. Purple Rain (Prince cover)
10. Let's Get It On (Marvin Gaye cover)
12. Not That Ordinary
13. It's The Right Time
14. Superstition (Stevie Wonder cover)
15. On My Way Out

Typically live with the full band we do interludes and go off on tangents between songs. It's off the cuff, yet rehearsed. Typically a set of mine can last anywhere from 45mins- 90 mins.