Performing at POP Montreal on Sept 23d

by Chris on September 19th, 2016

I'm excited to be performing at this year's POP Montreal with my band on Sept 23d at the Rialto Hall. Our set starts at 9:50 pm and other acts will include, Rosie Valland, Julien Sagot and Finn. Full details and tickets here

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Shigawake Music Festival 2016 – Aug 12-14

by Chris on July 22nd, 2016

I'm excited to be playing at this year's Shigawake Music Festival in Shigawake, QC with a fantatstic line-up that includes Land of Talk, L'il Andy, Victory Chimes, Jessie Mac Cormack, among many other great acts. It's going to be a musical love-in. Come if you can! Check their site here for details

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Chris Velan’s latest single, “un-American Gothic”, has spent the last few weeks climbing both CBC’s Radio 2 Top 20 chart and Radio 3’s R3-30. As a thank-you for the support, the Montreal songwriter and producer is pleased to reveal the new video for the single, just as he prepares to hit the road for a string of tour dates. Animated...
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Exclaim! – Album Review

March 7th, 2016
  Chris Velan Glow By Laura Stanley Published Mar 04, 2016 7 On his sixth studio album, Chris Velan combines pieces of his varied sonic inspirations — singer-songwriters, West African guitar-pop, ’80s rock — with his complex thoughts on life and love to create a rich mosaic. It’s a combination so varied that it...
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              reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Dubbed a traveling troubadour, Montreal’s Chris Velan finally came home to find his roots and eventually record Glow—his first in his hometown in a decade. Over that time, Velan has racked up an impressive six releases as he circled the globe recording, producing...
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Cashbox Magazine

March 7th, 2016
  Montreal songwriter and producer Chris Velan dropped sixth LP, Glow March 4 and is all aglow as he preps for hitting the road to show off the thing. As a teaser, he's just put out a tres trippy video for the title track Glow. Directed by Velan himself, the video was filmed “at the height of summer over the course of three magical...
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“Glow” is now out!

March 4th, 2016
So happy to announce that the new album is now available! You can download glow in its entirety on iTunes or pick up a copy on Bandcamp. Give it a listen, spread the word, let me know what you think.
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By Kerry Doole Wed, 02/24/2016 - 07:20

Chris Velan- “un-American Gothic” (NewSong Recordings): This is the first single taken from Chris Velan’s upcoming sixth album, Glow (out on March 4). The Montreal-based singer/songwriter co-produced the album with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat) and it features top local...
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