Singer-songwriter Chris Chickering founded Music for Positive Change™ to actualize his vision of music as a powerful force for personal transformation.
Chris’s feel-good rock n’ roll integrates folk, rock and world music influences with vocals that share the same passion as the recording artists that have inspired him throughout his life.
Fueled by a love of music, a belief in self-empowerment and a desire to make the world a better place, Chris envisions music as a potent agent for breaking down barriers and getting us to recognize our common humanity.
Grounded in his own struggles and insights, Chris writes songs that can raise people’s spirits and change outdated attitudes.
In 2012 Chris released his first studio album, “Shine,” with two-time Emmy Award winner Ron Cohen. “Shine” features 9 original songs as well as Cat Stevens’ classic ballad, “Father and Son.”
In 2103 Chris wrote 37 songs with Grammy-nominated, (“Walkaway Joe”) Emmy award-winning (“Your Day is Today”) songwriter Greg Barnhill for Chris’s second studio album, “Living in the Now.”
“Living In The Now,” which features 14 new, original tracks, has received a variety of accolades including the “Popular Choice Award – Best Albums in Santa Fe 2013” by Hutton Broadcasting and is ranked “Top 20 Albums of 2013” by Transitions Radio Magazine.
Chris was born in New York City, grew up in San Francisco and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He holds a BA in English and Drama and studied psychology as a post-graduate. Chris has worked as a volunteer firefighter, and enjoys working out, yoga, performing slight-of-hand magic and spending time with his dog, Chili.
Chris is currently touring with his band as well as writing and recording new music for his upcoming live shows and third album release, “The Resurrection of Me” in fall 2014.
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“Chris is tuned into what we need now, with universal lyrics of empowerment, backed by a studio band that is powerful and tight in all of the compositions.”
— Alan Hutner, Host and Co-producer of Transitions Radio Magazine
“Chris Chickering’s music can change your life in so many positive ways.”
— Bob Proctor, Best-selling Author and Star of The Secret
“It was easy to find lots of songs to play off this terrific release. Chris has musical vision and has created a unique and unified album.”
— Ira Gordon, Program Director, 98.1 Radio Free Santa Fe, NM