Starting tomorrow, March 29th at 3pm EST, I'll be playing live online shows every Sunday of April at 3pm EST on Instagram Live. Join in to watch and chat on my Instagram page. See you then!

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Banff International Songwriter Residency

by Chris on February 26th, 2020

I'm excited to be participating in the 2020 Banff International Songwriting Residency for the month of March, along with an impressive array of Canadian songwriters. The idea is to keep cooking up songs for a new album in 2020/2021. Stay tuned!

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Chris plays an unplugged version of "All Time Record" for Red's Kitchen's Tapes. Audio capture by Jody Barratt Video capture by Philippe-Olivier Larochelle    
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A group of thirty schoolchildren from the Yan Hu Yan Ji School in Beijing created this stunning stop-motion video for Chris' song, "Oldest Trick", from his 2009 album, "Solidago". Check it out!: https://youtu.be/T-pa8SFtIvQ Students: Shuaiqi Zhang, Xihan Li, Xiyue Zhu, Xinyu Xue, Yuheng Zhu, Miaohan Xiao, Yixuan Zhang, Dongyuehe Wang, Ze...
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Isabel Authier Peut-être que son nom ne vous dit rien. Pourtant, Chris Velan roule sa bosse depuis des années dans le monde de la musique et s’attire les éloges. Avec son septième album sous le bras, l’auteur-compositeur-interprète montréalais s’amène dans le coin cette semaine avec son pop-rock teinté de...
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      Chris Velan, “Amateur Hour” It was only a few months ago when I revisited the enjoyable “Fables For Fighters” album from Chris Velan, and here he is once more, earning my attention with his brand new “Amateur Hour” release.  Recorded in just the space of one week in his Montreal studio, Velan enlisted Rod...
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Album Review – 98.5 FM Montréal

September 14th, 2018
      Une belle critique de Sylvain Ménard pour "Amateur Hour" ce matin: "Quelle belle découverte...La science de pop, tellement exacte, tellement efficace...C'est un album que je qualiferais de délicieux. Il est parfait." Ecoutez ici  
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“Amateur Hour” Released Today!

September 14th, 2018
  "Amateur Hour" is available today everywhere!  
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