Chris Trapper is a musician based in Boston, Massachusetts who is most known as the lead singer of the band, The Push Stars. With The Push Stars, Trapper wrote material for four studio albums and three self-produced discs. Several of his songs have been picked up for major motion picture soundtracks including ''There's Something About Mary'' and ''Say It Isn't So'' and for television shows such as Pepper Dennis, ER, and Malcolm in the Middle.
His 2002 solo project "Songs from the Drive-In" showcased "his formidable storytelling talents," according to the The Boston Phoenix. In 2003, Chris Trapper received a prestigious SOCAN award (Canadian songwriters and music publishers) for his songwriting contribution to Great Big Sea's Sea of No Cares album. His album Gone Again spawned a series of live music videos by director Christopher Seufert. He also toured the Push Stars with Matchbox Twenty.
Chris Trapper's songs have been winning awards as well as the hearts of devoted listeners ever since his arrival on the Boston music scene in 1995. He is most widely known as the front man for the nationally acclaimed pop/rock band The Push Stars, whose "honest, heartfelt songs with timeless melodies" were described as "the kind of music that songwriters love" by Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty.
With The Push Stars, Chris has written material for four studio albums and six self-produced discs. Several of his songs have been picked up for major motion picture soundtracks including There's Something About Mary and Say It Isn't So and for television shows such as Privileged, Pepper Dennis, ER, and Malcolm in the Middle. His 2002 solo project "Songs from the Drive-In" showcased "his formidable storytelling talents," according to the Boston Phoenix.
His second solo release, Gone Again, serves up 11 new songs with a Dixieland flavor provided by Boston's renowned Wolverine Jazz Band. Hey, You, his third release, is his first rock/pop solo record, featuring guest appearances by The Push Stars, Great Big Sea, Sonando, Martin Sexton, Matt Beck (Matchbox Twenty) and Duke Levine (Mary Chapin Carpenter). Following that was It's Christmas Time, an album consisting of original holiday songs that reflect current Holiday situations. His fifth album, Songs from the Middle of the World, show a maturity beyond his years. His sixth album, Til the Last Leaf Falls, includes This Time, originally written for August Rush, which the soundtrack was nominated for a 2009 Grammy award.
In addition to numerous Boston Music Awards, Chris Trapper received two Gold Records, a Platinum record, and the prestigious SOCAN Award twice for his songwriting work with Newfoundland's Great Big Sea. Additionally in 2008 Chris cowrote on two songs with Séan McCann, Long Lost Love and Dream to Live on Great Big Sea's gold record Fortune's Favour, Antigone Rising covered his song Waiting, Watching, Wishing on their latest album release. In 2006, he filmed cameo appearances for an episode of "Pepper Dennis," the WB romantic comedy, and for "August Rush," an upcoming film with Robin Williams. In 2008 Chris performed his original song "Mission of the Sun" at the United Nations Headquarters International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
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