Chris Via - Bio
MySpace Stats: Profile Views: OVER ONE MILLION!
Total Plays: NEARLY ONE MILLION! Friends: NEARLY 20,000!
FLORIDA born Chris Via is an actor-singer-songwriter with experience in television, movie and short film acting with actors such as George Clooney and the TV show Guiding Light.
From his film experiences came the opportunity to showcase his music writing and singing talents on tour with many starring acts, such as Luke Bryan, Honor Society, Lifehouse and other prominent artists. Two CD pop music releases met with widespread audience approval and a third album is in studio production for release in Fall 2011.
Chris maintains an impressive viral audience on Myspace, Youtube, Facebook and other social sites with aver a million visits to his Myspace site alone. CD’s can be found on iTunes and other music vending sites.
Management : Air Associates / 939 Entertainment (386) 871-5001 / Chapin Music Group
Agent: Cinda Snow - Snow Entertainment (FL - CA)
Height: 5’9” Weight: 150 Build: Medium/Athletic Eyes: Blue/Green Hair: Blond/Brunette
Age: 21, Dec 7th Range: Mid Teen—Young Adult
EPK (Electronic Press Kit):
Music and Acting Resumes Below - Ready To Print
’Up in the Air’ w/ George Clooney / Extra / Paramount (Oscar Nominated Film)
‘Explanation’ / Male Lead / Kelly / Quantum Media Productions
‘Off the Hook’ / Male Lead / Kenny, Jr. / Quantum Media Productions (Peek)
‘Attack of the Plunger Bots’ / Skaterboy / UCF Film (Panavision)
‘Action News 5’ / Beach Extra / Ruffhouse Production / Films
‘Bay Tan’ / Male Lead / UCF Student Film
TV / INDUSTRIAL / COMMERCIAL:
Investigation Discovery (I.D. Channel) - 'Disappeared' / Re-enactor
’Guiding Light’ / Featured Extra / CBS / Universal Orlando
‘SunSet Valley’ / TV-Pilot / Nolen / Lead / Gold Star Productions
‘FASCAR This Week’ / TV Production / Air Associates
‘Inside Volusia’ / TV Production / Air Associates
Voice-overs Radio Commercials AM & FM Radio
High School Drama Seabreeze H.S.
Sound Mind Studio & Chapin Music Group
On Camera & Intensive Scene StudyTraining - Gold Star Talent, Inc.
TV, Film Improv Coaching - Joy Star
Music, Singing, Song Writing, Modeling,
Commercials, Catalogue, Surfing, Sports, Athletic
Indie Album ’I Can’t Wait’ (11 Songs) (BMI)
Indie Christmas Album ‘Christmas Without You’ (5 Songs) BMI
Dance / Release Single - 'Every Time'
Available through iTunes – Website Sales
Produced by Billy Chapin– Multi-Platinum award winning artist and producer with Backstreet Boys, O-Town (Studio, Band & TV),
Natural, Menudo, Edwin McCain, Leslie Carter
Co-Produced and wrote for two female country artists EP's
Movie Soundtrack Recording for 'Dead by Friday'
American Music Festival - Daytona Beach - June & Labor Day 2010
Florida Music Festival 2009 – Main Stage Performer
Presidential Inauguration Concert – Daytona Beach – Jan. 20, 2009
Central Florida Middle School ‘Attitude’ Tour '09-11
Panera Bread ‘Chill’ Tour (Fla.)
Angell & Phelps Café – Featured Performer Showcase
Volusia Mall Appearances – Featured Performer
Port Orange Family Kidz Days - Featured Performer '09-10
Casements Summer Concert Season - Ormond Beach, FL
Myspace Street Team Mini-Tours:
Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, More
Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers - American Music Festival Sept. 2010
Honor Society and Lifehouse - American Music Festival June 2010
Luke Bryan – Spring Break Concert – Daytona Beach – 2009
Boston – Ford Race and Rock Fest – 2009
Foghat – Ford Race and Rock Fest – 2010
Eddie Money - Ford Race and Rock Fest - 2010
Volusia County Fair – Main Stage Featured Performer – 2009-10
Keith Anderson, Lee Greenwood, John Michael Montgomery - VC Fair 2009-10
Instruments: Guitar, Piano, Percussion
Daytona Beach News-Journal - GO386 Section - New Music On The Block - August 14, 2009
by Rick de Yampert - ENTERTAINMENT WRITER
Chris Via, "I Can't Wait" CD
VITAL STATS: Chris Via, a 19-year-old Holly Hill resident, says he's been writing lyrics and melodies since he was 8. "Three years ago, I picked up the guitar and started to add music."
Via recently appeared as an extra in the TV soap "Guiding Light," and he filmed a part for the upcoming George Clooney movie "Up in the Air."
Via plans to enroll in music classes at Daytona State College.
THE MUSIC: Lots of ladies appear on the 11 pop-rock tracks on "I Can't Wait": "Hard to Get Girl," ""Dream Girl," "Pretty Girl." Yep, you guessed it -- as those song titles attest, Via is caught up in the boy-girl thing.
Via possesses a breathy voice that would land him the role of Romeo in any "DeGrassi" production of Shakepeare's play about star-crossed lovers. Add guitars that are crunchy on the outside and sticky sweet on the inside, and it's all over -- all potential Juliets will swoon under the assault.
But beware, girls: Via has a thing for country lass Taylor Swift, a crush which he confesses on his hooky song "Hey Taylor" "(which adds a bit of fiddle to the rocky guitars).
The CD was produced by New Smyrna Beach musician-producer-songwriter Billy Chapin, a music biz veteran whose credits include touring in the bands of Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys, and co-writing songs with the latter.
YOU'LL LIKE THIS IF YOU LIKE: Jonas Brothers, "High School Musical" soundtracks.
WEB SITES: ChrisVia.com, Myspace.com/ChrisViaMusic, YouTube.com/ChrisViaMusic.
AVAILABLE: $13.85 (includes shipping) at chrisvia.com. Also available at iTunes.
Backstage PopMulti talented singer / songwriter / actor, Chris Via is a star on the rise that has burst onto the pop music scene with an exploding fan base. Chris's recent mall tour and MySpace and Youtube presence followed by performances at county and state fairs confirmed the strong impact Chris has on his audiences and also created a definite buzz in the music industry. The attention Chris attracted from the mall tour lead to performances at historical venues across the nation and some impressive shows with other teenage performers, including several performances in front of thousands of screaming fans. Chris has also been featured in the multiple publications and recently found regional radio play with his original music Christmas EP. Chris Via is "the next phenomenon in the pop music world", according to a lifestyle music magazine who recently published a two page article about Chris.
The Daytona Beach native has spent most of his young life immersed in the entertainment industry. He has embraced all aspects of the music industry and is growing musically at an alarming pace while training with some of the top professionals in the industry from around the world. Chris has developed into a true musical artist who has stunning looks, vocal ability, tight dance moves and undeniable stage presence. What sets Chris apart from many of today's young artists is his innate ability to connect with his audience and a very unique and diverse look that allows him to break down the barriers that divide people and instead bring people together from all nationalities, creeds or backgrounds.
Chris Via is an artist that is visually and vocally more appealing and able to relate to today's pre-teens and teenagers, while at the same time being mature beyond his years when it comes to his knowledge of the music business. Chris has a strong understanding of today's music scene on a global level and is a true student of the industry. Chris is an expressive young man that has learned how to express through his music the wide range of emotions experienced by today's youth, while also portraying a positive image and message. Chris strives to be an artist that is a role model for young people across the world. Chris's charisma and genuine showmanship, whether performing a laid back track, an up tempo anthem, or taking it down for a heart wrenching ballad, always leaves the audience wanting more. Chris's teen career in acting and modeling including his many appearances on television, in film and on runways has helped give Joey the experience to make quite an impression with the young girls across the United States and abroad. Chris is the true meaning of a triple threat.
Chris Via's official MySpace site has acquired over a MILLION fans throughout the United States, Asia and Europe and he has just under a MILLION plays that were acquired in a very short time frame. Chris's MySpace site has also been the spring board for numerous support sites created and run by loyal fans from across the world. Chris valiantly keeps up with his fans with as much correspondence as possible. This word of mouth support across the world that Chris Via is the next teenage rage and heartthrob has attributed to the rapid growth of his loyal fan base. With much of the music industry going mobile with new technologies such as MySpace. YouTube and on demand downloads and ring tones, this artist has 'the image', 'music style' and 'age appeal' that caters to this exploding digital market. You can hear song samples and experience the tremendous fan support by visiting www.myspace.com/chrisviamusic. Video samples are located at www.youtube.com/chrisviamusic.
With an arsenal of material in hand, Chris Via continues to journey deeper into his soul as he is currently writing and recording new material and continuing to create his own unique style of pop music. Production on his debut album has songs produced by industry legends who have worked with world renowned artists and earned multiple platinum records such as the Backstreet Boys, O-Town, Menudo as well as Edwin McCain. "I can't wait for everyone to hear my new songs. I am really fortunate to have recently worked with Billy Chapin and Matt McKeown because they really brought me to another level creatively," Chris shares.
With an already rabid and loyal fan base that is increasing by the day and the resurgence of the pop music scene in the industry world wide, Chris Via is poised to be the new face of pop music as "America's Next Pop Icon - Chris Via!”
Daniel Cosgrove Article
Holly Hill mayor's son cast as extra on Guiding Light - Daytona Beach News-Journal
Mon April 27, 2009, 1:25 am
Holly Hill mayor's son cast as extra on Guiding Light. Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL
Chris Via is in background scenes in Wednesday's show, which airs on WKMG-Channel 6 at 9 am, with two of the main characters, Bill and Lizzie, played by Daniel Cosgrove and Marcy Rylan. The episode was filmed at Universal Studios Orlando last month. ......
Daytona Beach News-Journal: Holly Hill mayor's son cast as extra on Guiding LightA Holly Hill 19-year-old wooed casting directors with his personality and "Florida look" and will appear as an extra on CBS' daytime soap opera "Guiding Light." Channel 6 at 9 a.m., with two of the main characters, Bill and Lizzie, played by Daniel Cosgrove and Marcy Rylan. FULL ARTICLE AT Uinta County NewsRock Forever Magazine introduces Chris Via Interview.
Overview: Chris Via is a fresh new singer/songwriter/producer from Daytona Beach, FL. With over 20,000 fans on myspace and over 30,000 plays on his youtube hit "Hey Taylor" Chris is set to be the next big thing. At only 20 years old he's shared the stage with such names as Kevin Jonas, Luke Bryan, Lifehouse, Honor Society, and many more. Chris writes and helps produce all of his music, he currently is writing and producing for other artists as well. He also acts, dancing along side George Clooney in 'Up In The Air', is the lead in a new TV series pilot, shot an episode of Guiding Light, and is currently filming a movie in which he has a pivotal supporting role with the Steve Miller Band. If Chris isn't in the studio or on set you can probably find him at the beach surfing.
From: Daytona Beach, FL
Format: Country, Hit
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