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 Xu, Ziming Wang, Xiran Chen, Tianyi Liu, Runpu Ding,...

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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 folk. En fait, Chris Velan est peu comme chez lui dans les...

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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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I'm excited to share the new video for “All Time Record”. Director and stop-motion animator, Greg Smith, says the video was influenced “as much by Zen Buddhism, Nondualism, the Big Bang and Quantum Spacetime as it was by Le Petit Prince, Rocket Robin Hood, The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote and Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings. The...
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By Kaitlin Ruether Published Sep 12, 2018 - 6 - Chris Velan began writing Amateur Hour as a way to explore the complicated emotions that go into (and come out of) relationships. What he ended up with is an album that comes across as more personal and more self-reflective than the typical breakup record. This is Velan's seventh album, and...
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The first single from the new album, "Amateur Hour", has risen to the #20 spot on CBC Radio 3's Top 30 Songs of The Week for Sept 10th!  
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