Background Vocal & Arrangement Samples
7-11 pm Whiskey Joe's, Tampa,FL
Cinco De Mayo
The Villages,FL 5-9 pm
Vocalist Chris Stone released her first CD “Leftover Grooves” in 2011. After years of performing in touring bands all over the country, singing for radio & television commercials, singing for numerous Bob & Tom Q-95 projects, and supplying background vocals for other artist’s recordings (Healing Sixes w/ blues virtuoso Joe Bonamassa and emerging country artist Jason Sturgeon produced by Dane Clark of John Mellencamp’s band, Gene Deer Band "Slight Resemblance" with Crystal Taliefero, Carl Storie & The Faith Band, and most recently The Warrior Kings), this powerful, versatile, yet diminutive performer decided the time was right to write and record her first solo project “Leftover Grooves”.
The CD, which was produced by Doug Henthorn of Healing Sixes, contains a mixture rock, blues & soul originals penned by Stone and Henthorn and showcases Chris’ powerful-yet polished vocal prowess. The single “Comin’ Back” was nominated in the top 25 New & Notable at Indie Music and was also chosen for the compilation album “Music for Memory” with proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association. “It’s so great singing and playing my own songs in front of a live audience and I’m humbled by the overwhelming response I’ve received.”
As one reviewer put it “Great 1st album! Big powerful voice from a tiny package. She rocks it out. A little funky sound mixed with a little blues. Totally diggin’ it! Everybody should add it to their shopping list...Seriously, people you need two - one for you, one for someone who needs a little groove in their life.”
Currently, Chris is doing a string of dates with her bands: Chris Stone Band, CS3 Acoustic,Jayne Bond & the Pink Martinis, singing background for Mad Dogs Joe Cocker Experience. In addition, Chris fronts The Band Etc. , Cocktail Sax, & Souled Out Band. Most recent performances include: Encore Gala Weekend at The Center for Performing Arts, Music Director for Cancer Support Community featuring Seth Meyers, The Super Bowl, Lions Club International, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Indpls. Colts and Indiana Pacers, Peyton Manning's Children's Hospital, Conner Prairie opening for "America" to name a few.