Middle school teacher by day (yay-Teach for America!), singer-songwriter and cover artist by night (and summers), Chris Bryant approaches varied genres and subject matter with soulful honesty. It doesn’t matter if he’s singing about love, love lost, social responsibility, or having a party – when Chris sings, people listen. And when they listen, they believe what he’s saying.
Despite only performing as a solo act since January 2009, Chris has extensive performing and recording experience. As a member of the nationally renowned Pitchforks of Duke University between 2004-2008, he performed nearly 200 shows for audiences up and down the East coast. For a brief period in 2008, he fronted a rock band active in North Carolina. Most recently, Bryant has found success entertaining diverse crowds in various venues with his blend of original and cover songs.
According to his mom, Chris would sing himself to sleep as a baby. Now the songs have words and they don't all put people to sleep :)
Growing up, he wasn't allowed to listen to popular music on the radio, so up until about 6th grade he had a steady diet of gospel, oldies, funk, soul, smooth jazz, classical, and whatever late 80's-mid 90's R&B his parents deemed appropriate. He considers Ben Harper, Ray Lamontagne, and Amos Lee to be some of his most inspirational contemporary performers, but he learns things everyday from people all around him.