CHRISTOS

CHRISTOS

 Hyattsville, Maryland, USA
BandR&BSoul

It draws from elements of many different traditional genres of music. Including jazz, reggae, rock and even country and fuses them together as an eleven course meal of good honest music.

Biography

The artist Christos, born Christopher Vrenios, takes his name from his Greek heritage using a nickname given to him by his grandmother. He was raised by parents who sang opera and taught voice professionally. His music career began in 1990 with recordings done in Kingston, Jamaica with legendary artists Sly and Robbie as well as the Firehouse Crew. He was later recruited by pioneer reggae artists out of Kingston such as The Itals and Don Carlos, of Black Uhuru. Several years were spent on tour as a guitarist and backup vocalist performing every state in the United States on a regular basis as well as playing in Puerto Rico and Ghana. During this time, he wrote, produced and recorded the album entitled Offering, which featured various artists from Jamaica singing over his tracks as well as his solo debut. The album included artists such as the Meditations, the Mighty Diamonds, Sugar Minott, and Don Carlos, as well as Keith Porter of the Itals. The majority of the album was recorded in Kingston with Augustus Pablo and other well known session players from Jamaica. He then went on to do session work of his own, playing guitar, bass, and even co-writing for the world famous Thievery Corporation, as well as other groups.
Christos is currently promoting a solo album entitled "Time to Rise" as well as producing for other artists under his company, Honest Music Inc.

Discography

"Offering" LP released 2000. a reggae compilation featuring various artists including: The Meditations, The Mighty Diamonds, Don Carlos, as well as, Sugar Minott and Kieth Porter from the Itals.
"She lied- Helpless" EP released 2007.
"Time to Rise" LP released 2008.
"Pressure" Single release date December 2008.

Set List

I typically play original music the whole set with a cover song every so often.
Here is a typical set list:
wanna see you smile
fade away
on my own
another day
circles
talk to me
the lie you live
broken times
jealous guy -John Lennon
run to another
green onions"- Booker T and the MG's
time to rise