The definition of Sophisticated Soul is often a phrase used to describe Southern California artist Chris Morris. However his diversity reaches far beyond that. As a keyboardist, songwriter, producer and vocalist, his diverse and unique style is drenched in Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Funk and Hip-Hop. He has garnered a reputation as a seasoned veteran who over the years has significantly seen his musical resume expand both as a solo artist and an on demand stage and studio presence.
As a solo artist, Chris' music has reached an International fanbase. Songs like "Wonderful Life," "Let Your Hair Down" and "Sunshine in the Rain" - to name a few - have been featured on blogs, radio and multiple TV spots. In 2010, "Can I Have This Dance?" was featured in the popular video game "Audition Online" where it was heard by millions alongside artists like Lady Gaga, Neyo and Jordin Sparks. A stream of Music Videos followed over the next couple years along with the release of the album, "Changes," in 2013. In 2015, Chris' music was featured by the "Dermes" brand on a major TV commercial airing throughout China.
Chris is also an integral part of the soulful Reggae band Roots Covenant (www.rootscovenant.com). Since joining in 2009, they've performed their catalog of original music and iconic classics to their loyal local fanbase as well as Internationally playing to massive audiences in places like Taiwan and Mexico. Alongside Adrian Cisneros and Ivan Garzon, they are the foundation that frequently surrounds themselves with some of the nation's most respected musicians. Their forthcoming EP, "Divine Light" will be released soon with many of the songs already becoming fast fan favorites.
In addition to Chris' solo endeavors and "Roots Covenant," he is an in-demand presence on both stage and studio. In recent years, he's shared the stage with many notable Reggae bands and legends such as Stranger (www.strangerband.com), Johnny Osbourne, Norris Reid, Earl Zero, The Devastators, Tristan Palma, The Ambassador, Revival, The Melodians and Little John to name a few. He was a member of the band "Funktuation," a live ensemble rooted in breakbeats and funk music. As a songwriter, Chris has had songs he's co-written recorded by artists Jus Charlie, Curtis Young, Blame One, D-Black, among others.
Chris is currently in the studio recording a new album scheduled for release in the fall of 2015. He'll maintain a busy schedule of performances and projects throughout its process. To keep up Chris' various projects and his vision, he can be found via all the major social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) @/theartofchris.