Chris Burke is a singer/songwriter that is taking the music scene by storm. This musician who resides in Nashville is having a momentous 2013 with his music (“Roller Coaster Ride”) being featured in the motion picture “Birthday Cake” and in an up-coming documentary regarding the history of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Chris’s most recent album entitled “Everything” is packed with tuneful tracks that will get you hooked. Along with another single released this year; “Wash Over Me” is another hit. Chris is nonstop busy between recording, performing live and sharing his passion of music.
Official Website: www.ChrisBurkeMusic.com
Official Website: www.ChrisBurkeMusic.com
Chris, l want to first start this interview with a “Congratulations” with your music this year. It seems to be all-coming together in 2013 for you.
- Tell us about 2013 and the journey that has brought you to have such a significant year.
- It is that time of year with the holidays amongst us, what is one of your favorite songs this time of year, the singer and why?
- It is fantastic that your music is now part of a motion picture this year (Birthday Cake), tell us how that came about.
- You have such soul in your voice, is there a cover you would love to record? I can think of ton of old Motown that would be perfect for your vocals.
- You have just completed shooting a music video in Los Angeles; tell us about that experience and what that was exactly for.
It was AWESOME. As I said before, the guy that edited the movie ‘Birthday Cake’ offered to shoot a video for the song just because he loved it so much, and I figured it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. There was no budget and it was only the two of us working on it. We just had a good time together putting it together. I travelled out there to LA (with my Mom, too, so it was extra special), and we shot some footage in his studio and all over LA. We hit it off and had a blast checking out a bunch of cool places in LA. So fun! As far as what it was for, it is going to act as an additional promotional tool for both of us. It is another way for people to see an hear what I am doing as an artist and him as a producer. And, it’s an entirely different medium for my music, and it will be available to an entirely different and new audience.
- What are some projects we can as fans look forward to in 2014 from you?
- Was there one particular movie that truly formed you as becoming the entertainer/recording artist you are now?
- We all have a guilty pleasure movie, what is yours and what makes you enjoy watching it over and over?
- What was the experience like when seeing your music as part of a motion picture soundtrack on the big screen? It must have been an out of body moment.
- Keeping with the theme of motion pictures, what is one of your favorite soundtracks to a motion picture? What song from it would you kill to record with that artist?
- I remember when growing-up having a couple holiday TV Specials that I truly adored such as the Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton “Once Upon a Christmas,” do you have any that have stayed with you and why?
- I know you have some favorite 80’s and 90’s movies from growing-up, what are some of your favorites that are in your definition of that decades “must see movie list?”
Alright it is time for the fun game that we have here at “Love Those Classic Movies!” which is the “Classic Movie Word Association Game!” It is a simple concept that I will say one word which could be a movie, actor, genre, song and you say the first word that comes to your mind, have fun with it!
- Nat King Cole – Timeless
- “White Christmas” - Drifters (again, their version is one of my favorite ones of all time)
- The movie “Top Gun”- MAVERICK! (another amazing soundtrack!)
- Kenny Loggins - Hero (blue eyed soul singer with a high voice, singing awesome pop music. My hero as a kid for sure!)
- Michael J. Fox - Family Ties (2 words, I know, but one of my favorite shows ever)
- “The Breakfast Club”- Childhood (I will always feel 13 years old when I see this movie)
- Best Christmas Movie – Elf
- Favorite Christmas singer – Ella? (This is a hard one!)
- Barbara Streisand – Ahhhhh-Mazing (really, so many words would fit here, but they all mean the same thing: AMAZING)
- “Flash Dance” - What a Feeling!!! (How did I forget about this movie!!! I love it!!!)
- Michael Douglas - Kathleen (I will always put him with Kathleen Turner because of their movies together as a kid)
- Bing Crosby - David Bowie (whoever thought of putting them together on a holiday song was genius (and possibly crazy as well!))
- “It’s A Wonderful Life” - (can’t speak to much on this one because it never seemed to resonate with me, oddly)
- Goldie Hawn – Pure (She will always just be beautiful and funny and a pure beauty and comedic genius to me)
- Monty Python – Hilarious
- Steve Martin – Parenthood!! (another movie I LOVE LOVE LOVE)
- Song and cartoon “Frosty The Snowman” - Joy (another constant reminder of my childhood and the joy of Christmas)
- Song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Easy (just a cool and easy flow to the original version of this son)
- Al Pacino - Godfather? (funny! This name came out of nowhere!)
- Wizard of OZ – Timeless (it is what all other movies strive to be but will never quite achieve :)
- Favorite 80’s singer – Impossible (too hard to even begin to narrow down. Whew. I can’t even compile a list of 20….)
- Favorite actress – (this is a hard one…. Maybe Meryl Streep? possibly the entire cast of ‘Steel Magnolias’)
- Favorite actor – (This is a tough one too….)