Chris Strei has been observing and studying music since adolescence, well before he chose to pursue music professionally.
In 2010, this led him to go to Recording Arts Canada in Toronto to study audio engineering and release 3 projects, written and produced by himself. With no family roots in music, it's tough to say where his passion comes from, it's just always been there. Butch Walker, Johnny Cash, and Tom Petty's influence can be heard in his original work, but his love for music in general has always been a major influence on his writing style. This has led him to the opportunities of opening for The Trews and performing at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Chris is truly at home when he's on stage and keeps a close connection to his roots as a music fan by also including a mix of his favourite artists in his list of songs. To broaden his search of these performance opportunities, Chris joined the NSAI, SAC, and CMAO in January 2018.