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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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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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  L’auteur-compositeur Chris Velan a écrit une collection de chansons à propos d’une relation, avec tout ce que ça comporte de bagage émotionnel, allant du désir, à l’amour, au ressentiment jusqu’à la douleur. Un disque de pop-rock aux sonorités vivifiantes, qui s’écoute agréablement bien malgré des propos qui sont...
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Submitted by Lenny Stoute Chris Velan Photo Credit Dan Haber Amateur Hour is the new album from genre-hopping songwriter Chris Velan and it started out as songs about a relationship and all the emotional baggage that comes with it; desire, love, resentment, pain. But soon he realized that the relationship he was...
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Aug 29, 2018 by Kerry Doole Chris Velan - "Amateur Hour" (Independent): This highly-regarded Montreal singer/songwriter/producer releases a new album, Amateur Hour, on Sept. 14, preceded by this title track. Velan describes the song this way: "Both in its title and lyrics, the song came to encapsulate for me the themes of...
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Released today, the title track to Chris Velan's latest album, Amateur Hour, hits the ground running with a guitar-propelled dance beat that builds inexorably towards its crescendoing release. The upbeat production contrasts the song’s more slow-burning subject matter. Velan explains, “Both in its title and lyrics, the song...

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For his new album, Amateur Hour, songwriter Chris Velan began by writing songs about a relationship and all the emotional baggage that comes with it; desire, love, resentment, pain. But soon he realized that the relationship he was exploring was the one with himself. Due out September 14, Amateur Hour unfolds like a series of...
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  Hot damn! "un-American Gothic" is in great company on this list. Read original article here
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            Cool to have "un-American Gothic" in Cult MTL's Top 30 MTL songs of 2016! “‘I’m afraid we’ve gone too far/no one can save us now.’ Prescient?” by Erik Leijon Read original article here.  
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Maturity can be cool. The years etch us with wisdom lines, and if we’re lucky carve us into a more refined, smarter, stronger, more honest human being. This is the arc of Chris Velan’s catalog, music of slowly mounting maturity and hard won life lessons, especially in matters of the heart. With an even-hand and open eyes,...
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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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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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As winter begins to set in, the first single from Chris Velan’s upcoming Glow album is just the warmth we need. On this album Velan has got a wickedly talented backup cast, featuring members of Suuns, AoarA, Islands and more, and the result is the stunning and catchy “Un-American Gothic,” which constructs a...

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I'm so stoked that CBC Radio 2 has added my new single, "un-American Gothic", in their rotation. Please help me make it to the top of their Top 20 and go vote for it (and any other tunes on the list) HERE
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February 10, 2016   MONTREAL SONGWRITER CHRIS VELAN TO RELEASE HOWARD BILERMAN-PRODUCED SIXTH ALBUM ON MARCH 4TH VIA NEWSONG RECORDINGS CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN MARCH 23 WATCH AND SHARE THE NEW VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK “GLOW” HERE PRE-ORDER GLOW HERE VIA PLEDGE...
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