During his high school years, he was offered to play with the Stray Dogs who were signed to Multi Median, New Jersey. Chris was then picked up by Regina Richard’s and The Red Hot who were signed to A & M Records, performing shows with Billy Idol, Squeeze, Stray Cats and Robert Gordon. During this same time, Chris was procuring his place as a live and studio recording engineer in New Jersey. Chris’s high energy Bass playing and backing vocals were the backbone for Amazing Grace who were signed to Cellar Door Management and toured with Slaughter, Winger, Tesla, Trixter, Lillian Axe and also headlining their own shows. Chris has performed live with Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow) Leslie West of Mountain, Steve Loungo (John Entwistles solo band) Paul Morris (Rainbow) and Slash (Guns and Roses).
Performing Large clubs and arenas touring throughout the United States. Chris' high energy, solid performance and backing vocals is what he delivered to every show.
Chris’s bass playing is heard on TV commercials, Movie soundtracks, TV sitcoms, and in over 100 various bands.
As a Mixing/Recording studio owner and session bassist Chris is still passionate about music, loves playing live, recording and mixing!
In California found Chris and his band mate penning a deal with Capitol Records and having a worldwide release with Parlour/Marjorie Fair.
Currently playing with The Walls Of Sound & House of Lords.
Credits have him aligned with “Jack Russell’s Great White”, Perfect Beings, Jim Keltner, Joey Waronker, Billy Preston, Nile Rogers, Bob Clearmountain, Rob Schnapf, Jon Brion, Stephen Bray, Todd Burke, Eddie Krammer, Marty Rifkin, Patrick Warren and Kim Bullard. Full bio on his website www.christristram.com/about.html