Working as a drummer and producer for the past 25 years in San Francisco, Chris has served as a catalyst for new projects and connections, and has released numerous titles as a drummer, producer, and/or engineer. In 2000, Chris co-founded Tunesmith to produce commercial music in support of a band called Griddle. They made 6 albums over 12 years, paying for our touring and studio time by making music for radio spots and a popular animated series called Heavy Metal Guy.
Chris went on to manage First Generation Studios, where he produced music and sound design and recorded voiceover for clients like Verizon, Samsung, Facebook, The Discovery Channel, Nat Geo Wild, and many others. His credits as sound designer and composer include Love Hurts, an award-winning short film and Brujo, a feature-length drama.
Chris is currently co-owner and producer at the historic Hyde Street Studio C in San Francisco, and is the drummer and co-producer on the upcoming Pamela Parker album The Fantastic Machine. In order to fulfill the widespread need for distribution, promotion and tour support, Chris recently started a booking agency called HydeOut Talent and co-founded XRACER Productions, an artist oriented ‘label services’ company designed to help artists release and monetize their work. He currently produces a monthly series called ‘The Hyde Out Sessions’. Stay tuned.
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"Chris brought an extensive body of knowledge and experience as a drummer, and also had energy and enthusiasm for helping us find our best possible sound" -Seth Shapiro Uncle Rifkin
“Chris played drums on my latest album Greyscale, adding his own textures, expertise, and advice to bring my music to life. His drum tracks provided the perfect baseline to blend with my electronic beats. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a skilled drummer or engineer, no matter the genre!” -Yara Kanaaneh