Chris Trapper began his career as the front man for late-90’s alternative rock band The Push Stars (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours — including a run with Matchbox Twenty — The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent. As a singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his original song This Time, the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for August Rush (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures). His music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories.
Chris has toured North America and the UK with multi platinum songwriter Colin Hay, and a few years ago performed a duet with his songwriting idol John Prine at the Portsmouth Songwriter Festival. A prolific songwriter, his songs have appeared in the films There’s Something About Mary (Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz), The Devil Wears Prada (Meryl Streep), Say It Isn’t So (Heather Graham) Gun Shy (Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson) and most recently, Some Kind of Beautiful (Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek). Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty and Antigone Rising have performed other notable versions of Trapper’s songs.
Trapper’s live show is a favorite among fans of alt–acoustic music. His on–stage persona is warm and inclusive, his organic understanding of classic pop melody, infectious. Audience members seem to particularly appreciate the lighthearted moments with the ukulele. His new CD Symphonies Of Dirt & Dust is a collection of 12 songs written and performed by Chris, and guest musicians include Dan McLoughlin of The Push Stars on bass and NYC singer/songwriter Amy Fairchild on harmonies.
The New York Times has called his work “classic pop perfection.