Musician, dude, friend,
Azeda Booth, Women, The Dodos
The Chad Tape, Hello People
Member of bands Veritas, Beneath These Idle Tides, Azeda Booth, Women, Church of the Very Bright Lights and Gold. Played instruments for countless other Calgary acts over the years. Guitarist for The Dodos in 2011.
Chris also developed a body of compositions of ambient music, including The Chad Tape, which was released posthumously by his girlfriend Rena Kozak with help from Chad VanGaalen and Ian Russell at Flemish Eye.
Other creative outlets included designing and building effects pedals and recording and producing other groups. In addition to guitar and drums, he also dabbled with cello, bass and piano.
Touring and performing took Chris across Canada, the United States, and many countries in Europe playing in venues such as the Prima Vera Festival, SXSW Festival, Sled Island Festival, the CMJ Music Marathon and, in November 2011, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, in which he appeared with Neko Case and The Dodos.
Chris’ artistic talents extended beyond music: he was involved with dance performance as a youth, and he created a collection of mostly unseen drawings, photographs and writing as a young man. Chris’ early training in dance and music was integral to his development as a professional artist.