Chris Gales Biography

Chris Gales Bio

Chris Gales is a talented musician based in Memphis, Tennessee, who has been captivating audiences for over a decade with his soulful vocals and impressive guitar skills. Born in Memphis in 1972, Chris was raised in northern Mississippi just south of the city. His father, Litdell Gales, was a gospel DJ at WVIM FM95 in Hernando, Mississippi, where he hosted black gospel radio shows, and his mother Lucille worked as a schoolteacher. Music was always a part of Chris's life, and he grew up listening to a diverse range of artists, including Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, B.B. King, Dave Matthews, Allman Brothers, Prince, Marvin Gaye, and Hendrix. 

Chris's musical journey began in high school and college, where he played saxophone and majored in Music Education at Northwest Community College before transferring to the University of Memphis to major in Commercial Music Recording Technology. After leaving college, Chris started working for United Parcel Service, where he worked for 14 years as a senior technician in their IT department while still pursuing his passion for music. 

In 2010, Chris began performing on the legendary Beale Street in Memphis as a duo with David Daniels at the Superior Bar. The bar later became Flynn's and is currently King Jerry Lawler's Hall of Fame Bar and Grill. Chris quickly gained a reputation as an engaging performer who could keep audiences on the edge of their seats with a diverse range of genres, from blues and rock to soul and funk. His live performances became a fixture in the Memphis music scene, and he soon started performing all over the Mid-South, including North Mississippi, Western Tennessee, and Eastern Arkansas. 

In addition to his live performances, Chris has embraced the digital age of music, using live looping and live streaming on social platforms like Twitch and YouTube to create a unique sound and connect with fans around the world. He's also active on all social platforms as ChrisGalesMusic, making it easy for fans to keep up with his latest shows and releases. 

Chris has continued to perform, both in person and online, bringing his soulful vocals and masterful guitar playing to audiences around the world. With his passion for music and dedication to his craft, Chris Gales is a musician to watch, and he shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.