MP3 Chris Manning - Forever November
Imagine the melodic guitar style of Neal Schon of Journey, rock guitarist Joe Satriani, and the piano of Jim Brickman and you have the sound of "Forever November". The style is difficult to put into any one genre, but it is very guitar-oriented.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (43:24) !
Related styles: ROCK: Instrumental Rock, NEW AGE: Contemporary Instrumental
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About Chris Manning
Chris Manning is a Dallas-based guitarist, song writer, and session player. As an artist with a wide-variety of musical tastes, Chris'' music remains difficult to categorize. Heavily influenced by rock heavy weights Hendrix, King''s X, Deep Purple, Joe Satriani, and George Lynch as well as new age artists Craig Chaquico and Jim Brickman, Chris'' style balances technique and melody. To date, he has released two guitar-oriented instrumental CD''s and is working on a third.
"The Road Back" (2000)
His first release "The Road Back" (2000) was an immediate success. At the time, the web site https://www.tradebit.com was the place to go to hear independent artists and Chris took advantage of that, landing two songs, "Mystic Dreams" and "Once in a Lifetime", in the top 20 in the New Age charts. Shortly thereafter, Chris was chosen as the featured artist of the month on https://www.tradebit.com, and "The Road Back" was also featured. Rave reviews continued with Chris featured on Guitar Nine Records'' "The Undiscovered Talent", a spotlight for up and coming guitarists. The review stated: "The guitarist never overplays; his outbursts of speed (as found on "Mystic Dreams", among others) are purposefully limited and timed to deliver maximum emotional impact." Nashville musician, Christopher Sanderson was another key element to it''s success, performing all keyboards as well as contributing to song writing as well.
"Forever November" (2008)
While his first release, "The Road Back", definitely belongs in the New Age genre, his second release, "Forever November", is more difficult to place in a single genre. While "Forever November" contains much more electric guitar than "The Road Back", it also featured more of a rock edge in the guitar tone. However, fans of "The Road Back" will enjoy "Forever November", as Chris'' signature style and sound is still very evident. Keyboard extraordinaire Christopher Sanderson returns to again contribute both as a musician as well as a song writer. This release is a worthy successor to "The Road Back" and offers fans of rock, funk, and new age music a unique listening experience.
In additional to his two guitar-oriented instrumental CD''s, Chris has done session work with Savant, Dvinity, Faithbomb, Christopher Sanderson, Rob Colwell, Timothy Martin, and others.