Chris Trapper to Play Spotlight Cafe at Capitol Center For The Arts, 9/12

August 29
10:45 2014

Former Push Stars front man Chris Trapper comes to Concord for an intimate performance at the Capitol Center for the Arts' Spotlight Café on September 12, at 8pm. With four CD releases and several high profile national tours -- including a run with Matchbox Twenty -- The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent. As a modern day singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his song This Time, the #1 selling song on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures).

A prolific songwriter, Chris can boast high profile film placements including There's Something About Mary (Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz), The Devil Wears Prada (Meryl Streep), Say It Isn't So (Heather Graham) and Gun Shy (Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson) as well as significant television placements including All My Children, Women's Murder Club, Malcolm In The Middle, a coveted placement in George Clooney's final episode of ER, the theme song for WB Networks dramedy Pepper Dennis and a cameo on-screen appearance with the show's star, Rebecca Romjin.

A respected songwriter of the highest caliber, Chris has written 7 songs for Canadian band Great Big Sea, including their #1 single Sea Of No Cares from the certified platinum Sea Of No Cares CD. Great Big Sea covered Trapper's song Everything Shines and their version served as the debut single off their certified gold Road Rage album. Chris' songwriting collaborations with Great Big Sea earned him two prestigious SOCAN awards. Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty and Antigone Rising have performed other notable versions of Trapper's songs.

As Trapper notes, "Every record tells a story. For me, much more than gimmicks, my albums are like diary entries, or truthful accounts of where I'm at in life. I suppose that might be the same for most songwriters, but in the spectrum of the music business, it's still an animal that's nearly extinct."

Trapper's live show is a favorite among fans of alt-acoustic music. His on-stage persona is warm and inclusive, his organic understanding of classic pop melody, infectious. Audience members seem to particularly appreciate the lighthearted moments with the ukulele.

"It's an incredibly rare musician, particularly in the world of popular music, who is able to forge a career based on quiet dignity and steadfast integrity."
The Buffalo News

Opening for Chris Trapper will be NH-based musician Chris Peters, who has been making music in the Northeast for almost two decades. His songwriting combines edgy music stylings, with a familiar, yet unique Pop/Rock sound. Rock influences permeate guitar driven songs, but don't outshine the powerful and polished quality of his voice.

Tickets for Chris Trapper's performance on Friday, September 12, at 8pm are available now by calling 603-225-1111, online at, and at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday hours after Labor Day). Tickets: $15.

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