Chrisse Feros

Chrisse Feros

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
BandWorldReggae

Ultimate, unique NewWorld african music-rhythms, blending hiphop, reggae, , drum/bass undertones. Ethereal, powerful esoteric vocals soaring over powerful world music fusion.

Biography

CHRISSE MAM'AFRIKA FEROS

A WINNER - 17TH ANNUAL BILLBOARD SONG CONTEST 2009 (Time of Change) World Catagory.
FINALIST 2008 "BEST INTERNATIONAL WORLD MUSIC CD" Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards Online.

BILLBOARD WORLD SONG CONTEST 2008 - Two Honourable Mentions, tracks among the top 1500 top songs.

2008 UK SONGWRITING CONTEST - Seven Awards, including Semi-finalists and Honourable Mention.

2008 HOLLYWOOD MUSIC AWARDS (Reggae)- FINALIST

2007 TRACK SELECTION for "Diaspora for Africa"
"Better Way"

WINNING FINALIST "JOHN LENNON MUSIC AWARDS"
International Awards 2004 (world music)
"Better Way"

WINNER for Track Selection "MUSIC FOR PEACE ALBUM" 2007 USA "Better Way"

WINNER - TUNETANK TMC 2006
Reggae Express, Selected winner for Top 20 Unsigned Reggae Artists form all over the Globe.
"Better Way"

WINNER - TIN RECORDS USA - Track Selection
New Music Series 2007 Compilation - "Le Le."

FINALIST - LA MUSIC AWARDS, (Reggae)2007
"Better Way"

A WINNING FINALIST - 5th ANNUAL INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS 2005 (World Fusion)
Song "Better Way" from album This Is How I see It.

A Selection Winner - MIDEM International Showcase Awards, Selected for performance in Cannes, France Festival Du Palaises, 2005.
CD "This Is How I See It"

BILLBOARD SONG CONTEST - Honourable Mention as one of top 1500 songs, 2005 " Mantra Dub" from
album "The Mantra Dub"

2006 SINGER/SONGWRITER AWARDS UK - A Winning finalist "Le-Le"

QMUSIC PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS - A Winning Finalist 2006 "Better Way"

QMUSIC MUSIC AWARDS - A Winning Finalist (world)2006 "Better Way"

PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENTS
'TOCA' Percussion & Drums and 'TAMA' Drums & Percussion

CEO & HEAD FACILITATOR -
"DRUMFIRE" Corporate Team Synergy Workshops

DIRECTOR & HEAD LECTURER -
"VOICEWORX" ACADEMY - Masterclasses for Recording Vocalists.

Founding director & producer
"BADBUBBA RECORDS"

Associate Member of THE RECORDING ACADEMY USA
Member of USA FILM MUSIC NETWORK,
USA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of RECORD INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS NARIP, INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY for MUSIC EDUCATION ISME,
THE MUSIC COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA

Chrisse holds M.Mus., B. Mus.Ed, A.MUS..A. (Hons Performance)

WHAT SETS MY MUSIC APART FROM OTHER BANDS -
Bringing together the music the exciting "Roots" and reggae rhythms from Africa, with the drumming influences from Greece & Turkey in a new world fusion sound.
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MY INFLUENCES: Contemporary World-Fusion Reggae, Drum & Bass, Dub, influences.
WHO AM I? My parents came from "Mycrassia" a former Greek province in Turkey. I try the best that I can to be a hunter and gatherer of world music rhythms and styles . I am passionate about what I do.
MY BANDS:
CHRISSE FEROS & THE DRUMMERS OF TOUMBA! TOUMBA!
"CHRISSE FEROS & MEGALI WORLDBEAT"
My musicians hold endorsements from some of the major drum companies, Pearl, Meinl, Mapex Sabian, and Roland.
All of my artists are of international status, are recording artists and are in high demand as session performers.
THE DRUMMERS OF TOUMBA! TOUMBA!.....Formed in 2002, provide multicultural and corporate drumming workshops and concerts. We spend much of our time either working with children and communities in remote Australia or facilitating the teambuilding workshops.

WHERE HAS THIS GROUP PERFORMED:

Performance highlights over the past few years have been at major music Concerts and here are just a few:

World Music at the Rocks (Sydney)
Sydney Opera House, (Steps Stage), for Opening of Opening of Carnivale - Sydney
Sydney Amphitheatre
Arncliff World Music Stage.
The Brisbane Powerhouse Concert Hall,
Childers Multicultural Festival, 2001,2002, 2003, attendances reaching 40,000.
Boyne Island Multicultural festival
The 1770 Commemorative Festival
International Australian Cotton Week 2005, and the
OLYMPIC GAMES 2000 IN SYDNEY, by invitation of the Olympic Coordination Authority.
TORONTO TOUR - Live College Radio interviews through Toronto Universites with my Canadian Management, Mr Wesley Anderson 2006
CITY of SYDNEY 2006, 2007, 2008
EMERALD 2008
BLACKWATER 2008
BRISBANE CITY 2008

Lyrics

ALBUM TITLE: THIS IS HOW I SEE IT, Song title - The Le-Le (Freedom Song)

Written By: Chrisse MamAfrika Feros 2003

THE LE-LE
(Freedom Song)

Sing your Le Le,
Sing Le Le for your tears,
Sing your song for freedom,
Sing your song for lovers,
mother's et tous les amies

Ke kane nane nanenane na,
ke klise ta matakia sou man mou hara mou,
Ella, Nanena.

Sing your le-le, sing for freedom, Sing your le-le for all to hear, sing this song, Your le-le
Sing your le-le, Sing for Freedom, sing for right, sing for peace, sing happiness.
Ke Tora ine o geros na kanoume irini
(Lyrics are in English & Greek)

ALBUM TITLE: THIS IS HOW I SEE IT, Song title - Better Way (Kyrie - Peace Prayer)

Written By: Words & Music Chrisse Feros 2003

You better give it up so the wise man say, Take your rumble tumble on your head, You better give your hand to your fellow man, You better give it all away,
That is what the wiseman, That is what the wiseman, Say!

You better take a course for the love of man, Take your rumble tumbel on your hand, You cannot make your plans when yu don't understand, there must be a better way, that is what the wiseman, that is what the wiseman, Say!
CHANT: (Ah-Aman)
You better take a stand so the wiseman say, Seek your inner peace in the break of day, You gotta right the right, You gotta right the wrong, That is what the wiseman, that is what the wiseman, Say!

You gotta have your say for a better day, get it right!
Better give your hand to your fellow man, get it right!
There has to be a better way,
That is what the wiseman, that is what the wiseman, Say!

CHORUS: No more the Kyrie, No more Eleison, No more Paterimon!
No more Palestine, Zimbabwe, No more Israel -
Hindu's Christians, Muslims, and Jews, What is all this going on?
No more the Kyrie,
No more Eleison, No more Paterimon.

I will say the Kyrie, I will say Eleison, I will say Paterimon,
I will say this prayer for peace -
Kyrie Eleison

ALBUM TITLE: "MamAfrika" - MANTRA DUB, Song title - MANTRA

Written By: CHRISSE FEROS

Eyes black, just like-a chocolate,Skin so creamy, just want to touch it,
Like a little child playing nighty-night night, You know,
You gotta say your Prayers..

Momma says you gotta go to bed, Get some workstyle in your head, You must stay on your feet till you feel like lead, 'Cause you -
Gotta feed - Jah Jah People
Gotta feed - Jah Jah People...

Heard the news today on broadband radio, that
Medecine is free, but not for
Your and me, Is This Conspiracy, Unmask It ? Cause
Afrika People they are crying
Afrika People they are dying..

Dancing on the street, the war has ended, unlock your doors, reported on all floors,
the magazine, the thing that we must read to shape our way
For Things To Come.......

But what about the little child so helpless, with eyes so black, Just like a chocolate, skin so creamy just want to touch it,
Who Will Pray For Him ......

Mantra

Hearing what tney say, word out on the street, Help is on its way, Declare a Holy Day, The people they smiling, they smiling,
Who Will Pray For Them......

But what about the little child so helpless, with eyes so black, just like a chocolate, skin so creamy, just want to touch it,
Who will pray for him.....

Not All In Love Is Fair

Written By: Words and Music by Chrisse Feros

Where were you last night,
Why didn't you call home
Would only take a minute of your precious time,
To help to ease the pain in this waiting game, of what, Lovers call Love!

Climbed every mountain, Looking for this place they call love,Watched for one thousand tears, the saddest ocean,
and I reached for the stars above -

Would only take a minut of your precious time, to help to ease the pain in this waiting game,
For the winners and the losers it is all the same -
They can feel it -
So take a look around you in this crazy maze,
Pick up a shattered soul and hold it close,
For the price of love today was to great to pay,
Help him heal it -

Where were you last night,
I prayed that you'd come home -
I cried for one thousand tears
for the greatest moment,
and the softness of your love -

Something

Written By: Chrisse Feros

Let me tell you something ‘bout my life; let me tell you ‘bout this thing- Let me tell you something ‘bout my life; Not so good is happening – Full of everybody’s problems, Full of all their earthly dues-
I can say one thing that I feelin’- All things can fall upon you – Filling your mind with promises, But your soul is empty inside – You got nothing left to hang onto – You Know- You got yourself, - What’s left to say, What’s left to say!
Let me tell you sonething ‘bout my life; let me tell you ‘bout this thing-
Let me tell you something ‘bout my life; Something good is happening- Over everybody’s problems, over all their earthly dues – I can say one thing that I feelin’ All things can fall upon you – Filling your mind with promises, like a bird that shall never fly – You got something you can hang onto, You Know, you got yourself! What’s left to say! What’s left to say!

Time of Change

Written By: Chrisse Feros

Too many people, too much to say, you gotta cry, cry cry, to see some better day, So many troubles, so many cares, you gotta cry, cry, cry in this land of change.(V) Too many people, too much to say, too many arrangers for this timeless symphony. Too many reasons, and there are so many days, and by the time we reach our peace, we will have no more to say. (V) There are too many people and too many mouths to feed, and everywhere I look around there is some other need.
But I am trying with my life and to do the best that I can, So do what you do do, and do
It so well and be a better man. And I am Fire, and I am, I am, I am, I am, and I crying,
(V) There are so many seasons, and so much to say, too many arrangers for this life of symphony, there are so many reasons, and so, so many days, for us to do what we do so well to make a better change,

Nomad

Written By: Chrisse Feros

Once there was a holy land of which we were are a part of,
People taking care of each other
Raising their roots on the desert sand
Working their minds just to staying alive,
Living their lives from the palm of their hands,
Of which we are a part of –
Once there was a peaceful plan from the prophets and Jah Jah
People taking care of their Eden
Burning their roots on the desert sand
Drying their eyes from the fire in the skies
Living their lives from the palm of their hand
They cannot know what more to do
They cannot know what more to do
And this we are a part of –
Ai-ye
Once there was a holy land of which we were part of
Living alongside each other
Raising their roots on the desert sand
Tears in their eyes from the fire in the skies
Living their lives, hardly living their lives
Of which we are a part of
Once their was a peaceful plan of which were a part of
People taking care of their Eden
Burning their roots on the desert sand
Looking for land, for their holy land
They were living their lives for the peaceful plan
And they cannot know what more to do
They cannot know what more to do
All this we are a part of –
Ai-ye

What Price

Written By: Chrisse Feros

What price do we put on head of a man suffering
What price do we put on the head of a man grieving
We are together as one, together as one we’re grieving so
Raise your head, the bidding is on,
Raise your head, the bidding is on,
It’s on, it’s on
Don’t you shed no tears, no tears for me,
I am not the centre of the universe,
Don’t you shed no tears, no tears for me,
I am, I am, I am, I am –

What price put on the head of a man
What cost do we put on the family of man grieving,
We are together as one together as one we’re grieving so
Raise your head, the bidding is on,
Raise your head, the bidding is on,
What cost do we put on the head of a man suffering
Tell me did you ever see a good war or a bad peace
We are created as one created as one we’re grieving so
Raise your head, the bidding is on
Raise your head, the bidding is on
It’s on, it’s on
Don’t you shed no tears, no tears for me
I am not the centre of the universe
Don’t you shed no tears, no tears for me,
I am, I am, I am, I am
Don’t you shed no tears, no tears for me,
Remember me remember me for all I am,
For all I am -

Praying For The Same Peace

Written By: Chrisse Feros

(Mantra for World Peace & Unity)
So you better deep your distance, you better watch out that your mind don’t blow ya, you’re like a cracker to a fuel hose you better watch out for the sigh of the black eye people. People in their own clothes, you better watch for the crime on the webline, telling you how to make a B- bomb, telling you how to book a night on a aeroflight, telling you how to be a KingKong, better watch out for the sigh of the black eyed people. So call in the resistance, better take time to write on the right line you like a cracker to a fuel hose, walking in the right place, right time, you walking in your own clothes, ‘cause you and me we one of those, better watch out for the sigh of the black eyed people. So you better keep your distance, better watch out that your mind don’t blow ya, you like a cracker to a fuel hose
We praying to the lord, praying to the one God, and praying in a church home, praying in a synagogue,

We praying for the same peace.

Rich Man, Poor Man

Written By: Chrisse Feros

Tinker tailor soldier sailor
Rich man is poor man, poor man is beggar man
Workin for the doorman because he is a poorman
Never moving on for
Let him do his encore
Let him make his peace
Let him feed his family
Let him make his peace
Tinker tailor soldier sailor
Richman is poorman, poorman is beggar man
working for the preacher, preacher is teacher
Teaching us peace, once again please
Telling us to feel good without our daily bread
Telling us to put right thoughts in our head
Let him make his peace
Let him feed his family
Let him make his peace.
Lay yourself beside me and rest your weary head
put your hand in mine
Does it feel right
Let me lay beside you
Rest upon your bed
Put your hand in mine does it feel righ

What To Do

Written By: Chrisse Feros

No no no no no no
Got no love for to show
Got no place I can go
Got no prancy dancy
Got the same old problem
Always got to do with you Boy!
Got no sane solution
Need some absolution from
Your love! Your love!

No no no no no no
Got no love for to show
Got so many problems
With you Boy
My love and my life.
I don’t know
Why this love it hurts so bad so
Got no place I can go
Got no love for to show
For you love!

And I don’t know what you gonna say
I don’t know what you gonna do
I don’t know what you gonna play
I don’t know what I gonna do
I don’t know why I waitin’ for you
I don’t know what you gonna say
Don’t know if you want, I should stay
For your love!

Discography

"NO MORE JUSTIFYING"- released in Australia in 1998. Airplay/ interviews TRIPLE J The World Radio, 4EB. Performances at OLYMPIC GAMES 2000.

"THIS IS HOW I SEE IT" solo album, 2004 distribution deal - Nile Rogers, SUMTHING RECORDS & Distribution

"MAMAFRIKA - MANTRA DUB" 2008 Project.
This is a collection of Dub/Reggae/African/TranceHop influences

"COLOURS OF THE NOMAD" Volume 1 - Drum & Bass, World Fusion, Reggae based grooves with guest artists from Africa, South America, Australia.
Due for completion 2009

"SOMEWHERE & NOWHERE" CD Production for rock/pop artist Chris Bax, aka "BAX" 2007

"ENERSHA" Debut album, rock, completed 2007

"KELL-R" Pop-Rock with urban influences, due for completion in 2009

"KYLe" UK Soft Rock influences due for completion in 2008.

"HALF-CAST" CD production for hip-hop, Australian Rapper/toaster artist Ben Wood, aka "Half-Cast"
2006

"POOR MAN'S BREAD" International dub, reggae album 2008

http://www.myspace.com/chrisseferos

Set List

Our performances are all original.

The song selection is usually an exciting set of reggae songs with influences from North Africa, Ghana, Turkey and Greece. the performances include many outstanding and breathtaking group djembe performances. One set is usually of 50 minutes duration.