Since the age of 12, Chris was enamored with the sounds of the piano. Beginning with formal classical piano, his desire to learn led him to a college degree in music. Throughout his youth, Chris’s dad was (and still is) a lead singer in various popular cover bands. Having been inspired by his dad, towards the end of college, Chris took up Synth and learning cover songs. In early adulthood, he joined his dad on the music scene, and now himself has also been a member of several different bands over the years-- bands that have played a gamut of genres-- from The Beatles to Zeppelin. He has gotten the opportunity to open for Cheap Trick, The BoDeans, Phil Vassar, OAR, Alice Cooper, Kip Moore, and others. In joining the Retro Specz, Chris looks forward to performing on keys for all audiences.