Brent Jensen interviews Chris Birkett on his musical journey from homeless to having his name on 100 million records sold. Click on the links below to hear the songs talked about in this Podcast.
OMAHA SHERIFF – YOU GIVE ME LOVE
CHRIS BIRKETT – CALL ME featuring TONY VISCONTI
SINEAD O’CONNOR – Nothing Compares 2 U
STEVE EARLE – JOHNNY COME LATELY – VIDEO WITH THE POGUES
MEL BROOKS- The Hitler Rap
BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE – Star Walker from Medicine Songs Album
CHRIS BIRKETT – Be Creative
BE CREATIVE, the title track has been chosen for worldwide digital distribution through White Lion Audio June 14, 2019
BE CREATIVE = OFFICIAL VIDEO
Radio Stations around the world have been featuring original songs with great feedback including:
Around Midnight Hit & Run Metadefetro Radio Greece
CHRIS BIRKETT SUPPORTS INDIE WEEK NOVEMBER 6TH -11TH
Chris Birkett Judging at Free Times Cafe and the Mod Club Friday and Sunday Night
Songwriting Panel – the Supermarket (Kensington Market) Friday Nov 9th 1:00
Songwriting Panel – the Harris Institute Saturday Nov 10th 12-4:00
IF YOU MISS THE SONGWRITING WORKSHOP IN TORONTO, CLICK ON THIS LINK
TO SEE CHRIS IN MANCHESTER FOR HIS SONGWRITING WORKSHOP AT INDIE 101
JOIN CHRIS BIRKETT, SHARI TALLON AND SPECIAL GUESTS JOHM EM, DENIS COMMIE, ALYSSA SKORIK for A Great Night of Original Music 120 Diner – 120 Church Street Saturday Nov 3, 2018 9:00 – Midnight
MEETING INTERNATIONAL BANDS ETNO AND DOT LEGACY
JUDGING WINNING BAND “DIIVES”
Giving Songwriting Workshops
and Mentoring Sessions to New Artists
Chris Birkett in Manchester England October 11th-14th
Indie Week Producer’s Panel and Songwriting Workshops
PEACE – THE CONCERT SATURDAY AUGUST 11 7:30 PM
People that purchase tickets online will receive a rebate of $9.99 if they input the promotional code “Birkett”. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/peace-the-concert-tickets-44464286879
PEACE CONCERT – AUGUST 11TH 7:30 MAJA PRENTICE THEATER
3650 DIXIE ROAD, MISSISSAUGA ONTARIO, L4W 1V5
120 Diner – Saturday August 4th – 9:00 pm – Midnight
Join Chris Birkett and Shari Tallon with guest artists John Em, Denis Commie, Hana Hana Bajric, Mike Carbone
Thanks Allie Skorik for designing the poster!
https://bit.ly/2Om644c Listen to Chris Birkett and Friends on Reverbnation
That Channel – Interview and Performance with Chris Birkett
Chris Birkett – Mo Mondays Barrie Ontario
If you’re in the Barrie area this Monday June 11th come and enjoy an evening at Momondays Barrie. I’ll be playing songs with my band Shari Tallon and Natalie Wong and telling some stories about life changing events that happened to me during my journey in the music business. https://www.momondays.com/barrie/
Toronto Nashville Songwriters Association presents Chris Birkett – Songwriting Festival
Don’t miss this awesome songwriting festival at Cadillac Lounge Friday May 25th at 9:30 pm. NSAI Toronto’s Tin Pan North Songwriters festival with Chris Birkett, Glen Hornblast, David Storey, Brea Lawrenson, Barbara Lynn Doran, Charissa Pavlou and Jeff Orson. NSAI Toronto Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)D
Chris Birkett is interviewed by Shari Tallon at Canadian Music Week Toronto. Film by Max Moore.
CHRIS BIRKETT CONCERT THIS SATURDAY, MAY 12TH AT THE MAY CAFE, 876 DUNDAS STREET WEST TORONTO WITH SHARI TALLON AND NATALIE WONG
JUST A BOY FILMED BY PETER HITCHCOCK ON YOUTUBE : CHRISBIRKETTMUSIC
FOR MORE SONGS FROM PAST AND PRESENT PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO:
3 TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER CHRIS BIRKETT HAS MASTERED DYLAN LLOYD’S UPCOMING FULL LENGTH RECORD “THE MIDNIGHT SESSIONS”
CHRIS BIRKETT IS WIDELY KNOWN FOR HIS PRODUCTION WORK ON SINEAD O’CONNOR;S HIT SINGLE “NOTHING COMPARES 2 U”.
DYLAN TOLD THE MEDIA THAT WORKING WITH CHRIS IS ONE OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE HONOURS OF HIS ENTIRE LIFE,
” I COUDN’T BE ANYMORE BLESSED TO HAVE YOU BE A PART OF THIS INCREDIBLY SPECIAL ALBUM.”
YOU CAN HEAR MORE OF CHRIS BIRKETT AT REVERBERATION https://www.reverbnation.com/chrisbirkett2011
CONCERT FRIDAY, MAY 4TH AT THE LOLA CLUB 40 KENSINGTON AVE TORONTO 9:00 PM
Rosita Stone – nominated for Waterfront – Outstanding Women’s Achievement Award 2018 performing at the awards show with Chris Birkett.
This song will feature in the Age of Awakening musical, conceived with Joan Prowse and Micheal McIsaac.
Join Chris Birkett with Shari Tallon at the May Cafe 876 Dundas Street West Friday, April 27 at 9:00 pm
WWF’s CN TOWER CLIMB FOR NATURE
Climbing the Cn Tower is a rare and exhilarating opportunity to take 1,776 meaningful steps towards a future where nature and wildlife thrive.
I’m committed to climbing the CN Tower this April 7th to support WWF-Canada. I am totally up for the physical and fundraising challenge!
While I am doing my part, I am counting on you to help me reach my fundraising goal. The funds I raise with the help of your generous support will make a huge difference for WWF’s efforts to safeguard the habitats of hundreds of species and make ground-breaking progress towards habitat sustainability.
Chris Birkett at the Juno Awards
Co-produced this Juno Award Winning Album Medicine Songs – Buffy Sainte-Marie
Chris is currently doing radio interviews, about his next project, “THE AGE OF AWAKENING” -THE MUSICAL.
Chris Birkett’s name, as a record producer with musical credits, is on more than 100 million records that have been sold around the world, with artists like Quincy Jones, Sinead O’Connor, Steve Earle, Mel Brooks, Bob Geldof, The Pogues, The Proclaimers, Talking Heads, etc. Chris also talks about his experiences with Buffy Sainte-Marie, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, and more. It’s a lifetime of music, and a great interview.
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Chris is performing with musical friends and special guests, The First Saturday Every Month at 120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto. The party starts at 9 pm.
Chris Birkett’s band features the multi-talented Shari Tallon, ( aka Shari Talent ) on piano, flute, and vocals, and the amazing Natalie Wong, who plays violin like a rock star. This band finds all the sweet spots, so they’re called, The Sweet Spots.
Plus, there are special guests, who will amaze your hungry ears.
Join us for a drink, excellent food, and a good time.