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Chrisse Feros

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | INDIE

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | INDIE
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Congratulations Chrisse,
The following will confirm that after a long and difficult adjudication process, your song, "Better Way" was selected as a Finalist in the World catagory of the 2004 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

Thats right, - Your composition was one of the best in the entire World cataagory!

We look forward to working with you .....

Best wishes and again, congratulations!
January 24th, 2005 - Chris DeCo - Assistant Director JLSC


Widely acclaimed - Chrisse Feros is a wonderfully talented musician. her music is visually exciting and pulsating....
Showcasing a vibrant performance of ethnic music and percussion artists.

Chrisse MamAfrika Feros, and her group, AFIGA, and her drummers TOUMBA! TOUMBA!, is symbolic of the true meaning of multiculturalism. - Wayne Heidrich, Editor in Chief, 2003


Fantastic!!

The combination of sounds and vocals are uplifting and unique. - Anthony Bastic


The songs heard from the album
got great reviews!!! - Stephanie Marley, Jamaica 2002


The thing that I love about Chrisse's music is the unique blending of traditional voices and instruments with contemporary soundscapes and grooves.....

This is topped off, with Chrisse's soaring vocal energies... - Steve Francis, Helpman Award Winning Composer, Aria Award Nominated Producer, australia 2003


Mam'Afrika is one of the Universal Mother's of Song

Encapturing my senses, and allowing me to go on my own journey. - David Page. Composer and Producer, Bangarra Dance Theatre, (Australia's Premier Indigenous Dance Co


I have reviewed your wonderful CD and think you are an incredible artist.
We would love to work with you.
Thank you for the beautiful music - Stephanie Levine, CEO, Converge Records, Levine Management. 2003


Dear Chrisse,
Congratulations you and your album have been selected as one of only 8 artists chosen from 19 International Countries, to perform in Cannes, France, in January 2005. - MIDEM, & Converge Records


THE MANTRA DUB ALBUM!
Songs "Mantra" and "Better Way"

"I found a lot to like. Big themes, cool groove, very listenable!
Very alluring!" - Billboard Song Contest 2005 USA February 2005


Chrisse, Congratulations ,

I truly feel inspired by such great people like you all.

You have been selected for The Courier Mail People's Choice Awards and also a finalist in the 2006 ! Song Awards for your track Better Way.

It is just so awesome that there are such amazing people like yourselves helping take Queensland Music to the world. - QMusic Awards coordinator, Deb Suckling, 18th October 2006


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

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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