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Christopher John

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"EP Review – Christopher John’s “I Know Who My Friends Are” - 2011"

Hailing from New York, Christopher John is predominately an acoustic singer/songwriter. This past February he released his EP “I Know Who My Friends Are”. Although his name has floated around the Long Island music scene, I had no idea what to expect. As I listened through this EP, I was genuinely surprised. The song “Optimistic” has this tone that just makes you feel happy. The rhythm is fast and upbeat and catchy. The second track on “I Know Who My Friends Are” entitled “Beautiful Day” has such a bubbly and fast tempo along with positive lyrics. My favorite song off this EP was “Isn’t It A Wonder” because it incorporated both the acoustic guitar and the piano alongside great vocals. This combination made the song unique from the others. Although it is a bit slower than his other songs, there’s nothing wrong with that. The title track was the least of my favorites, even though it was pleasant to my ears; the full band sound ruined it for me. In general, the vocals could use a little bit of work but all in all, I would highly recommend this EP to anyone that is a fan of acoustic music.

Thanks for reading! - Beyond The Barricades - Audrey Lew @thatgrlaudrey


"Free Music: Christopher John's "I Never Changed" - 2012"

Solo artist Christopher John is one-man pop-punk machine, earnest and talented in equal parts. Today he's sharing his new single "I Never Changed" as a free download on PureVolume. Check it out, tell us what you think, and if you dig it, scope the preposterous amount of downloads dude is sharing over on his profile. - Purevolume.com


"TheCameraAffect Video Interview - 2012"

Christopher John answers some questions from his fans via video for TheCameraAffect Promotions! - TheCameraAffect Promotions


"Aripromos Video Interview - 2012"

Christopher John answers some fan-submitted questions for Aripromos via video while on exchange in Hawaii in early 2012. - Aripromos


"Christopher John “I Know Who My Friends Are” EP"

Christopher John a singer and songwriter from Queens, New York just released his new EP called “I Know Who My Friends Are.” Starting at age 13, Christopher has a strong passion for what he does. Now 19 Christopher has come a long way and wants to share it with all of you. Over the past 6 years Christopher has been the lead singer for many bands, Table 21, Stick to the Plan, and Pretty Boy Beatdown, but through all of that he has had his solo career. He kept up writing, producing, and playing his own songs. In the summer of 2010 Christopher played shows all over the Northeast wanting to always expand his fan base. This 5-song EP is packed with catchy melodies that make you want to sing along in seconds. Download his whole EP for just $4.95 and you will not regret it! Keep your eyes open for when Christopher comes to your city! - Tenth Street Press


"Christopher John Is Headlining The Space"

Energetic yet heartfelt, and catchy yet sincere, Christopher John is a NYC singer/songwriter who will intoxicate your senses, force you out of your seat, and have you singing along in minutes. Keep your eyes out, ears open, and dare to ask, do you know who your friends are?

Come out to Hamden, Connecticut's number one ALL AGES venue, The Space, February 17th for a night of fun, music, love, and friends.

Supporting acts include With All Of You, Pat Lattin, A Lifelike Story, and Corey Balsamo.

Christopher John will be digitally releasing his debut 5-Song EP entitled "I Know Who My Friends Are" on February 26th, 2011.

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Continue reading on Examiner.com: Christopher John is Headlining The Space 2/17/11 - Hartford Music | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/music-in-hartford/christopher-john-is-headlining-the-space-1#ixzz1EpTtmGfT
- Kathleen Creighton - Hartford Music Examiner


"Christopher John Is Headlining The Space"


Christopher John Is Headlining The Space
by Staff ? Feb 04, 2011

Energetic yet heartfelt, catchy yet sincere, Christopher John is a NYC singer/songwriter who will intoxicate your senses, force you out of your seat, and have you singing along in minutes. Keep your eyes out, ears open, and dare to ask, do you know who your friends are???Come out to Hamden’s number one “all ages” venue, The Space, February 17, for a night of fun, music, love, and friends.

Supporting acts include: With All Of You, Pat Lattin, A Lifelike Story, and Corey Balsamo.

Christopher John will be digitally releasing his debut 5-Song EP entitled “I Know Who My Friends Are” on February 26, 2011. - The Hamden Journal


"Album Review: "I Know Who My Friends Are" by Christopher John - 2011"

>> On February 26th, 2011, Christopher John will be releasing his first EP under his own name. Although this latest project is his way of making music on his own, Chris acknowledges every person that has ever supported him through the title (and title track) of the EP - I Know Who My Friends Are. Through this EP, Chris gets back to his acoustic roots and shows that this is the music he was born to make.

>> The EP starts off with "Optimistic." This track is sweet and upbeat, much like its name. It has a great pop sound with some characteristics of rock and roll thrown in as well. "Beautiful Day" begins with a strong guitar line, growing with the addition of a tambourine and drums until the vocals come in. This song is everything you could ask for in a solid pop rock song- It's catchy, and it has great energy behind it.

>> "I Know Who My Friends Are" builds off of the energy established in the previous track, and brings it to a completely different level. This will be the song that everyone remembers, and for good reason. Through this song, Chris succeeds in making every listener think about who their friends are, and shows how important they can be. "Case of the Mondays" is another song that virtually everyone can relate to. It refers to the phrase "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," and this is perfectly portrayed through the lyrics. The message is simple: don't drown yourself in work. Everyone needs to come up for air eventually, and what better time to do that than the weekend?

>> Chris saved the best for last with "Isn't It A Wonder." This song consists of some of the most adorable and genuine lyrics ever written by this artist. Starting out with a sweet combination of guitar and piano, this final track is bound to make anyone smile. It's full of honesty, passion, and soul.

>> Written with great energy and positive thoughts in mind, I Know Who My Friends Are is an EP that everyone can truly enjoy. Whether it's the relate-able lyrics or the catchy choruses that draw listeners in, each song has something worth hearing over and over. Be sure to download the EP on February 26th and dare to ask yourself, do you know who your friends are?
- TheMusicObsession.com - Editor - Kate Russell


"Interview with Christopher John - Excerpt - 2010"

I've been friends with Chris for over a year now. In that time, I've gone to a bunch of his shows, and I've been able to see him perform with a different band every time. Each band, or "project" as he calls them, has been a little different than the last. Most recently, I saw Chris performing as Christopher John, a side project he's had for a few years now. He's got big things in the works, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what he does next. - TheMusicObsession.com - Editor - Kate Russell


"Studio Spotlight - 2008"

“Sabella Studios in Roslyn Heights, always busy with up-and-coming musical acts, recently worked with a pair of teen idols. The young and talented Chris Vitale, with his equally talented singing partner Jodi Goodman, came to Sabella Studios with a collection of songs to record. . .Together they created a sound that was both classic rock but with today’s edginess and attitude.”

- Good Times Magazine 2008
- Good Times Magazine 2008


"LiveTuneage 7/18/07"

July 18th's Live Tuneage was a blast, as always. CW (CCW minus Matt Cohen) performed "Hey Hey What Can I Do" and "Tangerine" by Led Zeppelin, "Old Man" by Neil Young and "Stuck in the Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel. New face Eric came down to play "Run-Around" by Blues Traveler and "You Don't Know How It Feels" by Tom Petty. Another newcomer, Christopher John Vitale, wowed the crowd with his original numbers, "Roads" and "We Like the Music."
- Saera Khan


Discography

Christopher John- Live at the Bitter End - 2007
Blindsided By Reality-EP 2008
So I Can See You Again - Single - 2010
I Know Who My Friends Are - EP - 2011
Brand New Day! - Single - 2011
I Never Changed - Single - 2011
Against All Odds - Single - 2011
Fly Away - Video/Single -2011

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Most Recently:

With the release of Christopher John's 2011 single's including "Brand New Day", "I Never Changed", and his debut music video for "Fly Away", Christopher John has gained some traction on sites like:

Facebook, where he holds over 2,500 fans
Purevolume, with over 20,000 playes on his page where he has been a featured artist making it to the #1 spot for Most Played, Most Downloaded artist.
Youtube, where his video for "Fly Away" broke over 2,000 views in the first week of its release!
Twitter where he holds over a 1,000 followers.

Now looking for some new promotion and managerial assistance, Christopher John is continuing to record and produce songs to give to his fans!

Check out Christopher's Purevolume page and grab a few of his songs for free!

From The Start:

Energetic yet heartfelt, and catchy yet sincere, Christopher John is a singer/songwriter who will intoxicate your senses, force you out of your seat, and have you singing along in minutes. Playing since the age of 13, this young artist has been professionally recording, selling out local New York venues, and continually expanding his fan base. Christopher John, now 20, has an undying passion for his art and a following to bring it to.

Starting as an outlet to express the emotional hardship of his mother’s battle with breast cancer, Christopher John has made it habit of developing an honest story into every one of his songs. At 15 Christopher John, New York native, received the Acoustic Hero Singer/Songwriter Crowd Vote Award by Emergenza in the nationwide final round at the sold out Bitter End in Manhattan, NY. From here he went on to record his first 5-song EP with his duet partner Jodi at Sabella Studios with award-winning producer Jim Sabella.

Over the past 7 years Christopher John was the front man for bands ranging from the pop-punk quartets Table 21 and Stick to the Plan, to pop-electro trio Pretty Boy Beatdown, but has always held true to his solo career writing, producing, and playing his own songs. In the summer/fall of 2010 Christopher John played a range of shows in the northeast ranging from house parties in Pennsylvania, to The Space in CT, to Ground Zero in NH, as well as plenty of hometown shows in NY.

The diversity of projects Christopher has been a part of shines through in his latest EP entitled “I Know Who My Friends Are”. Written by Christopher John, produced and recorded with Dave Suchmann and Michael Bona at The Music Palace, and professionally mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Avatar Studios in New York City, this 5-song EP packs a punch, draws out a smile, and will have you singing along in minutes. With catchy melodies, heart-pounding choruses, and a production that will have you remembering that people and instruments are used to make music, in an age where synths and one-hit-wonders plague the radio, Christopher John strives to stand center stage, stand out, and stick around for a while. Keep your eyes out, ears open, and dare to ask, do you know who your friends are?

**Update** June 2011
Christopher John has released his Summer 2011 Single entitled "Brand New Day"

Recent Gigs: Christopher John has recently headlined local show Dozopalooza for a crowd of hundreds of young fans as well as sharing the stage at Rogue Studios with John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday).

Also, Christopher John has rejoined the infamous NYC Singer/Songwriter Circle at The Bitter End in Manhattan, NY. Keep your eyes out for upcoming show dates!

**Update 2012**
While on exchange for 6 months, Christopher John lived on the Big Island of Hawaii. From January to May, Christopher John explored, adventured, and experienced a whole new side of life. Scuba diving with 15ft manta rays, studying lava as it spews from the ground, and jamming with a new variety of acoustic musicians, Chris had the experience of a lifetime. Out of this amazing experience sprouted the seeds for a full length album to be recorded and released through t