Cristopher August: A Natural Performer
"All Shook Up", "I've Got the World on a String", "Should've Known Better". If you are into the stylish tunes of the 1950s, Elvis Presley, Michael Bublé, and Richard Marx, then check out Cristopher August. Cris has natural characteristics of those from the crooner era and popular music today. I've gotten to hear Chris' music in front of a live audience and while rocking out at a house party. Pulling up a chair and enjoying a performance by Cris is fun. Cris has a knack for knowing an audience, choosing a song to sing for them, and getting people up to sing too.
"I guess it's safe to say my songs are very personal. I'm hoping people will be able to relate. If I can reach even just one person with my music, then I've accomplished something special."
As you can tell Cris has a purpose and passion for music. Cris and his audience share an appreciation for music and artists, as these things should not be overly produced or commodified. Why sing something or perform something that will be forgotten tomorrow? Where can you find Cris when not performing? Having a good time with music and friends. That bit of insight demonstrates Cris' style of living life, creating good times, and working on talents. As Elvis stated, "I learned how important it is to entertain people and give them a reason to come and watch you play".
Cris in Elvis' dressing room
Cris getting interviewed at the Elvis Presley estate
Credits: Christopher August Arrañaga, Facebook.com, brainyquote.com