About

Montreal singer-songwriter and producer, Chris Velan, has always been crossing borders with his mix of world music-influenced, singer-songwriter pop. Drawing comparisons to the smart, genre-blending writing of Neil Finn and Paul Simon, he has toured throughout North America with festival performances at The Lincoln Center, Sundance Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, and Osheaga.

Chris’ ever-evolving output has spanned seven albums. The most recent, “Amateur Hour”, saw its single, “All-Time Record”, charting high on CBC Radio 3’s Top 30 Songs of the Week, building on the success of “Un-American Gothic”, from his 2016 album,”Glow”, which earned him a spot in CBC Radio 2’s Top 100 Songs List for that year.

As a producer, he has worked on two albums with friends, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars,  as well Haitian music collective, Lakou Mizik, on their debut, ward-winning release, “Wa Di Yo”.

During this pandemic, Chris has kept busy launching an EP, “Emissaire Vol. 1”, for a collaboration project with Daby Touré as well as his first French single, “Ma Baleine”.