Kristoffer Carter - This Epic Life
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""...a sick bassist from Akron, OH who tours college campuses far and wide.""

Meet Kristoffer Carter, a bassist from Akron, Ohio who regularly headlines solo bass looping shows around Ohio and Chicago. Kristoffer is our bassist in the spotlight.


Kristoffer Carter came up through the Cleveland, OH music scene as the touring bassist for ska rockers The Twistoffs, then reinvented himself as a laser-focused pop songwriter. The result was the power-pop persona he called “The Kristoffer Carter Show”, a well-oiled mash-up of his singer/songwriter and world beat roots. Leading off with a firm command of his 6-string bass, Carter layers loops of beat-box, guitar, and cello to frame his songs live, in real time.

Buzz News Magazine (Chicago, IL) said, “Carter’s music is a blend of world beat, electric sounds, and power-pop prowess.”

The Akron Beacon Journal calls Carter said, “….a straight-ahead pop-rocker with a way with melody and serious songwriting chops. He’s also a pretty funny dude.”


Akron, OH

Day gig:

Regional Sales Director, Motivator at Centro. Digital/Online Media company.

NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) musical performer. One man looping show: “The Kristoffer Carter Show”

Years experience:

21 years

Bands & Gigs:

I regularly headline solo/looping shows in my hometown of Akron, OH and in Chicago. In terms of touring, a play a handful of college campuses across the country that my NACA agent books. I’m booked out of Redd Promo/Talent based in Cicago IL.


Yamaha TRB-6P Orange Fretted 6-string, neck through (1995)
Yamaha TRB-6P Blue Fretless 6 string custom, neck-through (1992)
SWR Mo’Bass head with analog effects (Original build)
SWR Goliath III; 4×10?
SWR Triad 1×15?, 1×10?
Boss RC-50 Loopstation
Fender Jaguar Bass – 4 string
Line-6 DL4 Delay Modeler

Why I play the bass:

I was watching a Wang Chung video as a kid and I asked my brother why the singer’s guitar only had 4 strings. Within a year, I made my parents take me on a pilgrimage to The Bass Centre in Los Angeles. The cats I saw that day – guys walking in off the street and just RIPPING it – changed me forever. Some dude had a thumb the size of a bat. He just beat the crap out of this Modulus Graphite bass. That was it for me.

My bass superpower/claim to fame

Lately I’ve been reconnecting with the mystic inner “Groove” by writing and posting a new groove-a-day on YouTube and my website. I perform as a one-man looping show on college campuses across the country through my NACA agency, much of which has me singing while playing my 6-string bass. -, Corey Brown

"“Kris is a motivator like I’ve never seen before.""

“Kris is a motivator like I’ve never seen before. His passion for engaging people is contagious and gives one the feeling that anything is possible. His creative mind and empowering spirit are qualities that make Kris one of a kind.” - Jonathan Alt, Vice President of Midwest Sales - Centro

""...Everyone (students AND faculty) loved KC!""

“We just got done with our meeting and everyone (students AND faculty) loved KC! We really enjoyed it, and are looking forward to seeing more of him at NACA!” - Kristina N. - Student Leader, University Program Council, University of North Dakota

""Kristoffer Carter is a uniquely potent force...helping companies create culture that inspires, energizes, and drives results.""

Every once in a while, we meet people who challenge our notions of what it takes to balance multiple (full) plates in their business, artistic, and family lives, and when we meet them, we need to pay attention to what they're doing.

In my efforts to understand the magic convergence of health, happiness and success, I've studied thousands of leaders over 17 years, both in the research for my book, and in coaching others to do the same.

Kristoffer Carter is a uniquely potent force. KC brings his personal habits, practices and disciplines for health, reflection and building brilliant relationships into his work: helping companies create culture that inspires, energizes and drives results.

Add to that his secret sauce of certifiable insanity eloquently expressed, and he has much to teach.

So open your head and your heart, (or at least be open to KC doing it for you.)
- Karen Wright, author of "The Complete Executive"

""...a torch-bearer for a new generation of thought-leaders...""

“KC is a torch-bearer for a new generation of thought-leaders who are looking to play a bigger game in all areas of business and life. He speaks from a place of boots-on-the-ground experimentation and validation. His ideas are equally effective for individuals as they are in the “living laboratory” of one of the fastest growing tech-firms in the U.S.” - Jonathan Fields, author of "Uncertainty", founder of Good Life Project & Tribal Author


2012 - The Framework Manifesto. A 75 Page multimedia manifesto on how to rock a happier, more centered, and "integrated" #LIFE(!!!). Available on iTunes in This Epic Life podcast.

2010 - SEASON II. Local Road Records. Chicago.

2004 - "The Salvation EP"



Kristoffer Carter (or “KC”) inspires and entertains young leaders at universities around the country. A motivational speaker, author, father of 3, and prolific musician, Kris draws from all of it to pursue a higher state he terms Full-Life Integration.

By day, KC oversees Sales Education & Development for Centro, an online advertising start-up with over $250 Million in annual sales. Crain’s Business recently named Centro as the #1 Best Place to Work in Chicago for the third straight year in a row, ahead of both Google and Microsoft who also have offices there. Kris has been the Cultural Catalyst of Centro for the last six years, presenting frequent talks on diverse topics ranging from sales success to conscious thought process, leadership and work/life balance.

Carter is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who “loops” his performances (vocal beat-box, bass, guitar, vocals, cello) into a one-man show. His latest album Season II is available on iTunes through Local Road Records. Buzz News Magazine (Chicago, IL) writes: “Carter’s music is a blend of world beat, electric sounds, and power-pop prowess. Emotional songs like Homesick” and All Grown Up exhibit a way with melody and serious songwriting chops.”

KC lives in Akron, OH with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys meditation & running. His widely popular, 75-page inspirational manifesto, “The Framework” is available on his site: and as well as on iTunes in an expanded-audio format.