Chris is a singer-songwriter, studio musician, composer, producer, entrepreneur, church-planter, touring artist, published author, teacher and inventor, having co-written several patents on interactive digital media distribution.
With 14 solo albums to date, Chris has performed all around the world for audiences of between one and one hundred thousand. Some of the highlights include Wembley Stadium, The LA Coliseum, Shea Stadium, a bell tower in Burglen and for Pope John Paul’s visit to the US in ’93.
He has written songs and or composed/produced music for film, TV, advertising, gospel choirs, recording artists and musicals. Some of his credits include Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, Without a Trace, Star Trek, Castle, Brothers and Sisters, Las Vegas, Yes Dear, Punk’d, Ron Kenoly, The Oslo Gospel Choir, Avon Breast Cancer, Bloodwork, Tavis Smiley and the CSI franchise.
He is a founding partner of Sounds Dangerous, a music production, licensing and distribution company based in Hollywood helping independent artists (songwriters, composers, musicians, producers and sound designers) to monetize their content and production skills within the Film, Television and Advertising industries.
Chris is also the founder of “Planted by the Water” a non profit organization whose specific objectives are to train and equip creative artists, with an emphasis on musicians, songwriters, composers and performers in the art and gifting of healing through music.
Long (and boring) bio
Chris is an Australian born singer-songwriter living and working in LA. He is, in his own words “a jack of all trades, master of none” earning a living as a songwriter, studio musician, touring artist, published author and teacher, father of two and husband of one.
These past few years he has been making a name for himself as a composer, writing songs and music for such TV shows as Castle, CSI, Brothers and Sisters, Star Trek, Extra, Meet My folks, Without a Trace, Roswell, One Tree Hill, Jake 2.0 and Queer Eye.
Chris was born into a show business family in Sydney, Australia. His father Ron Falson played trumpet with Stan Kenton, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra and wrote arranged music for film and TV. Before Ron’s passing in 2008 produced an album with his band “The Ozcats” , a wonderful showcase of his talents as an arranger and musician.
His mother Gill, a nightclub singer, dancer, choreographer and actress, continues to act, direct and sing (at the drop of a hat) and currently has her own show on East Side Radio in Sydney. Chris’s grandfather (Jack Daniels… true name) was also a professional musician and teacher, his grandmother a piano teacher and his great grandmother a pianist for the silent film industry.
Chris worked in Australia as a studio singer and musician, record producer, stage actor, songwriter, vacuum cleaner salesman, janitor, store man and packer, record label executive and music director before moving to LA in 1993. Chris also wrote music for TV, documentary films, stage plays and radio jingles as well as playing guitar on tour for artists such as Tiny Tim, The Platters, The Ink Spots, John Farnham and Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ Sydney production of Cats.
For several years Chris was a member of the Totally Radical band along with Geoff Bullock and Darlene Zschech and produced several albums for the Seam of Gold label including ‘Stand’ and ‘War’. In 1992 Chris released his self-titled album on Broken Records with the single ‘Good People’ receiving steady airplay on mainstream radio across America.
After moving to LA in 1993 he joined Maranatha! Music as a songwriter and producer, writing, playing, arranging and singing on two projects: ‘Standing on the Rock’ in 1993 and ‘Pure Joy’ in 1994. Subsequently he was invited to perform in Denver for World Youth Day to honor Pope John Paul’s visit to The United States.
1995 saw the release by Chris Falson and The Amazing Stories (musicians and singers from the bands of Andre Crouch, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and the soundtrack to Disney’s The Lion King) with a live CD and video reprising some of Chris’s better-known gospel/worship songs, including ‘All Honor’, ‘Standing On The Rock’, ‘Come To The Waters’ and ‘I See The Lord’.
From 1994 to 1998 Chris wrote songs, played guitar and sang with the Maranatha! PK Band in 30 stadium events across America. In 1997, along with Delirious?, Matt Redmann and Noel Richards, Chris participated in the Champion concert at Wembley Stadium, London.
In 1997 Chris formed ‘The Orchard’ label and released 6 solo albums ‘A Tree By The Water’, ‘For Dreamers Only’, ‘The Quiet’, ‘Prisoner of Hope’, ‘Flesh & Bone’ and ‘Rescue Me’ and a ‘how to’ book for the Church musician and worship leader entitled ‘Planted By The Water’.
In 1999, working along side writer-director James Alexander Langteaux, Chris co-hosted and composed much of the music for the award winning documentary “The Rest” (Won Best Documentary Rose d’Or Festival). Subsequently, James, Chris and a band of vagabonds started having Church in a bar. The ‘bar-church’ idea has gone viral with ‘branches’ in North America, Europe and beyond.
Chris’ studio experience has recently opened many ‘other production’ doors and for him. He has worked as consulted for Apple on the development of the online tutorials for Garageband, Logic and Aperture. He is also a founding partner in IBN Sports, a pioneer in the production and distribution of sporting events via the world-wide-web, 3DRevolution, a VFX post- production house (Cats and Dogs 2) and Sounds Dangerous, a music portal for film, TV, advertisers, labels and recording artists.
Chris also serves on the advisory board of Global Tribe, an aid organization dedicated to building sustainable villages for those communities enslaved by poverty and is the founder of Planted by the Water, a non profit organization that teaches musicians and artists how to use their gifts and talents to bring healing and restoration to those in pain.
Recently, along with an eclectically talented team of creators, coders, marketeers, ‘suits’ and sellers, Chris launched a new way of licensing and distributing music. This is called Sounds Dangerous and is the exclusive store for all his music and song charts. With the launch of Sounds Dangerous Chris has released 7 brand new albums from songs and music previously written for various film and TV projects.