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Behind The Music

Christopher (Chris) Whited is a formally trained drummer, instructor, clinician, recording artist, and #1 Billboard Artist, currently residing in St. Louis, MO. A lifelong 2nd generation percussionist and alumni of Southeast Missouri State University, Chris holds both a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance, as well as a Bachelors Degree in Music Education.

Chris spent his years immediately following his studies traveling the world and cutting his teeth in the most demanding cruise ships contracts he could find, as both a show band musician and Band Leader. As adept as he is at reading written music on the fly, Chris is also a veteran of a million jam nights all over the St. Louis and greater Missouri areas. A top call guy among St. Louis musicians. You can also find playing examples on his Instagram or YouTube pages, privately with his teaching studio, or live currently with Multi - #1 Billboard Blues Artist, Anthony Gomes. 

Chris has been a member of Gomes’ highly regarded touring band since early Spring of 2020, and plans to conquer the United States and Europe with Gomes in 2023.  From jazz to funk, rock to blues, hip hop to gospel, Latin to R&B; Chris is experienced and hungry for any challenges a band leader or producer can throw his way. Inquire now for rates on lessons, recording sessions, fly dates, or just to say hello!

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