MP3 Chris Devenish - The Manhattan Project
rock/blues guitar playing that will transport you into a world of tasteful music and addictive melodies.
10 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Instrumental Rock, EASY LISTENING: Background Music
Versatile Musician, guitarist/vocalist/composer & producer, Chris Devenish has one of those gifts, able to transport you to a world of tasteful music and addictive melodies.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Chris began playing guitar at the young age of ten and has ever since devoted his life to his art. Through practice and determination Chris has learned to master his sound in developing and expressing himself in a very original style, an attribute that has earned him high respect amongst his peers in the industry.
Receiving his musical education and instrument tuition at high school (incorporating guitar & piano), Chris began to develop rapidly as a knowledgeable musician and a very competent player. Gaining the attention of the school’s music department, Chris was called upon to perform in all musical productions, a role that gained him a reputation as the school’s top guitarist.
Following high school Chris spent two years studying at the Audio Visual College, where he acquired diplomas in audio engineering & live sound mixing. Along with this Chris was also gaining for himself a name as one of the city’s top guitarist, performing around Melbourne in various rock bands supporting such acts as Roar and Southern Sons (both bands which propelled Virgil Donati to high acclaim in Australia).
Along with his attributes as a musician/audio engineer, Chris is also a qualified guitar technician, a trade learnt whilst working part time at Melbourne’s highly respected instrument repair center SOUNDWORKS. Along with performing, engineering & producing, Chris incorporates his trade as a guitar repairer (a skill for which he is also highly regarded) in earning his living.
Chris has composed, recorded and produced a number of albums for local unsigned artists, as well as producing three solo projects for himself in his home studio.
His latest album The Manhattan Project is a sheer example of his unique musicianship/production & arrangement skills, in showcasing outstanding guitar playing.
Each track is a prime example of the different sides to Chris’s influences, and you can’t help but be enchanted by the journey on which this album takes you.
The Manhattan Project is my Third studio project, though my first instrumental CD. I wrote and recorded the CD sporadically over eight months, at my home studio.
My main objective was to write 3-4 minute pieces structured like a pop song (e.g. verse, chorus, middle 8 etc). I felt this would make the music more appealing to the listener, and with a small time frame would restrict me from wandering off in a tangent, and lose commercial appeal.
Around two thousand hours went into recording, editing, mixing and mastering to achieve the strong production on the CD. My love for Engineering/Producing and the strive for perfection, makes any recording I do enjoyable.