For over a decade Chris has been providing top class entertainment and crooning for well known celebrity occasions, company events, wedding receptions and private parties NZ wide. For stylish background music that will add a touch of class to your event and be sure to make your next event a success.
One of the top jazz vocalists in New Zealand, with a warm, velvet vocal delivery sings classic jazz songs from an era of style and class. During 18 years of live performances Chris has sung for a stellar client list worldwide, including BMW, American Express, NBC/Universal, AA, Skycity, Buddle-Findlay, Coca-Cola Amatil, All Blacks, Adidas.
Chris is experienced in putting together 'highlight artist' sets or 'background music' sets depending on your requirements.
Chris presents as a solo jazz singer with a classic chrome microphone and a pinstripe suit, styled like Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble. He generally sings for 2 or 3 hours, but can accommodate most requests. He supplies his own 300watt PA so can cater for most crowds of up to 200 people. He can also supply background music for the breaks, or can accept the client's Ipod with their own playlist.
"Chris really set the right tone and was just what we needed for the pre-drinks and dinner. I had to apologise to him that he wasn’t exactly in the limelight and was singing more in the background as he was so good and truly disserved a stage all to himself!" Skye Turner, Flooring Xtra Support Centre
“Chris is a master with the microphone, a superb singer and an exceptional voice”. Hong Kong Country Club
“Melville has a likeable, flexible voice - his smooth jazz-blues delivery is a highlight and he does lovers-rock well” Graham Reid, NZ Herald
“So easy to deal with, and a fantastic musician” National Jazz Festival
“We absolutely loved it. There’s no doubt about it - you were exactly what we were looking for” Wedding client
“Michael Buble watch out, this guy is amazing. If you want entertainment for ceremony or reception he comes with my full endorsement.” Beautiful Events
"Chris was an absolute class act. Not only was his performance top notch, he was also such a pleasure to deal with 100% of the time. He was most accommodating with every request and just wanted to make sure the event ran smoothly. A big thanks Chris, you made the night!" Manasvi Narula, 21st birthday client.
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