In April of 1985, a small town boy from Arkansas named Chris Hunter came into this world two months ahead of schedule. Being of pre-mature birth, he was burning with more potential than most gave him credit for. As a young boy, he developed a keen interest in music and rhythm. Every car ride became an opportunity to tap and drum along with the sounds of the stereo. As his interest in music, and more specifically drums, grew with age, unfortunately the funds to fulfill this interest did not. Resolving to make due in a single-parent family of four, he created his first drum set out of empty coffee cans, steel and plastic 50 gallon drums, and his mother’s wooden spoons for sticks. As much fun as this was for his supportive family to endure, his mother finally earned enough to purchase his first real full-size Mark II drum set at age 10. With his aspirations sky rocketing, he began playing his drums for anyone who would listen. Once even setting up outside with guitarist brother, creating his very own “music video” type of atmosphere, for all of his neighbors to hear. He soon began his experience playing at church under the guidance of best friend and Pastor’s son, Evan Hutchings. As his quality of play increased over the next few years, sadly the quality of his drum set did not. It seemed to his proud mother that it was time for Chris to play a set of drums that would better suit his level of play. So after graduating high school in May of 2004, Chris’ mother made a sacrificial investment into her son’s life and purchased for him, a Pdp by DW CX series drum kit with all maple shells and a beautiful vintage sky blue onyx finish. This became the jumpstart of Chris’ musical journey.
Many years have passed since Chris first began playing the drums and much has been accomplished. With a strong calling of God on his life, Chris has followed his commitment over the past fifteen years by serving as drummer of several churches including Exciting Evangel Temple, Van Buren First Assembly of God, and currently Oleander Church of God in Florida. Along with his commitments to church ministry, Chris also made time to play with friends in local Christian rock bands including J.O.E.L. and Uttermost. As the drummer for Uttermost for three years, Chris was able to tour much of the Midwest including cities such as Branson, Missouri, Denver, Oklahoma, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Throughout this time, Chris gained a lot of experience playing live music across the state of Arkansas at various events such as the annual Rock the River festival and occasional High School assemblies for Drug Awareness Week. With his success with Uttermost, Chris was blessed with an artist endorsement and invitation to join the family of Risen Drums. Since then teaming up with other companies such as Silver Fox Drumsticks and Soultone cymbals.
Chris currently resides in Southeast Florida in the coastal town of Vero Beach. He and his wife attend Oleander Church of God in Fort Pierce, Florida where he serves as the drummer. Since moving to Florida, Chris has gained several opportunities to expand his musical experience culturally. Recording with Haitian Gospel singer Isaac Jean at West Palm Beach Sound Studios and collaborating with Guatemalan Gospel artist Abner Lima are only some of Chris’ recent musical opportunities. With experiences ranging from Gospel to Latin to Haitian styles of music, Chris’ passion and aspiration is to play Rock. At the age of 25, Chris is currently a church drummer and independent artist with several projects in the works and is always seeking career opportunities as a musician.