Chris Reed

Sweet Destiny

by Chris Reed

Released 2013
Released 2013
The inspiring and diverse15 track record transports you to a world of honesty filled with beautiful harmonies and sing along choruses. Heavily drenched in hope and love, each song forces us to examine parts of our lives often hidden or forgotten.
Chris Reed has been passionate, and driven by music since he was in the womb, and he practically came out playing a miniature accordion! He is a true artist who is always quenching his thirst for creation and knowledge, which is apparent through his big hearted and honest lyrics. Chris carries a calm and friendly confidence with him on stage, opening up to audiences and bearing his soul through his music.
This Troubadour began his musical career in funk & reggae bands. He was most noted as the front-man, and creative force of the world reggae band Aivar (2006-2011). The band proclaimed a message of a “universal truth of unity” and amongst singing; he played Saxophone, Ukulele, Harmonica and Melodica.
Aivar recorded 3 albums and amongst their many accomplishments, performed with International acts; The English Beat, Collie Buddz, Eek a Mouse, Booker T, and The Dirty Heads. They had multiple performances on Vans Warped Tour, and in 2010 Aivar was featured on MTV's website., along with this statement:

“Relax and unwind with Aivar, and their smooth, reggae-inspired NorCal jams.” -MTV; 7/14/10 5:39 pm ET

Chris hit the studio in the spring of 2011 and finished his debut solo album “Sweet Destiny” in January of 2013. His biggest focus while recording was to make sure his songs were free to define him as an artist. Though Aivar was classified as world music/reggae, Chris’ freshman record feels more like a Pop album sprinkled with a taste of folk and a hint of a cool reggae breeze blowing through.
Being a true Renaissance man; Chris has Written, Directed, and Starred in over 8 original plays/musicals which he toured the West Coast from 2000-2008. He continues to passionately teach & develop classroom music programs, as well as giving music education presentations for 200+ students. Because of his unwavering dedication to helping others, Chris has been providing both recorded & live music to orthopedically impaired children since 2009. In 2011 Chris taught and directed band programs at 3 of the top 7 elementary schools in all of California. He has written songs with over 300 students in one song & had them filmed & played on local television. And if he wasn’t busy enough, Chris has even directed multiple student operas (in association with the San Francisco Opera Guild).
Chris Reed has always believed in music and its ability to inspire, empower & heal us all. In fact for the past few years Chris & his high school sweetheart (now wife) Maggie have recorded Countless Children's songs being used in Santa Clara County's Early Start Development curriculum & continues to record songs to keep things fresh for the special needs students.
Chris’ loyalty to global community has led him to host/co-host countless benefit shows which have raised money to those affected by local, nationwide & international natural disasters such as New Orleans, Haiti. & Japan.
"We all have a purpose & a path in life. All I hope to do is; inspire people to follow their dreams & believe in themselves. We are capable of anything and must always strive to be our best & contribute positively to our community and world! We owe it both to ourselves & to our community".