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The Milwaukee based Chris Haise Band's (pronounced Hi-zee) music is a blend of hook filled ballads and toe tappers. Mixing Folk and Rock, Haise's vocals have been described as Dylan meets Springsteen meets Petty, while his lyrics have been described as "smart new songwriting" and "Intense, Thoughtful Songcraft".

In 2017, Chris Haise released his solo album entitled "Your Ugly Friends" which was nominated for 88Nine's  Music Awards for Album of the Year, Independent Release of the Year, and Solo Artist of the Year.  He was also selected as NSAI "One to Watch" along with winning Dylan Days Singer/Songwriter Contest.  

Adding members Mark Harrig (guitar/vox), Weston Gritt (bass), Tony Sturino (cello/vox), & Chad Burgess (drums), CHB became a WAMI Award Nominee on the steps of their first full band album "Suburban View" released in 2019.  Again, CHB was nominated for 88Nine's Music Awards for Album of the Year & Band of the Year.


2020 will bring another album release for CHB to release to the world.

 

ACCOLADES

88NINE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE (2017)

Album of the Year

88NINE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE (2017)

Independent Release of the Year

88NINE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE (2017)

Solo Artist of the Year

NSAI AWARD WINNER
(2017)

One to Watch

DYLAN DAYS AWARD WINNER
(2017)

Singer/Songwriter

WAMI AWARD NOMINEE
(2019)

Alternative Rock

88NINE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE
(2019)

Album of the Year

88NINE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE
(2019)

Band of the Year

 
 
 
 

Chris is a wizard on the piano...that voice, he can command a room...what important band for this city to have...if you haven't seen them you definitely should they are incredible.

The gravelly tone of Tom Petty and Bob Dylan's voice inevitably comes to mind hearing Haise sing on his sophomore album, and they've certainly had a hand in influencing his lyrics, as he ponders purpose in modern times. "Afternoon and I'm still half-asleep," he sings at one point, on "Reciprocity." "What if I was never woke?" As a demonstration of smart new songwriting, Haise's "Suburban View" is a clear wake-up call.

Music Review Roulette

Piet Levy - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The songs are as precise as they are concise, each finely tuned for maximum efficiency. Despite the live-in-the-studio looseness of his performances, nobody will mistake these songs for first drafts.

Evan Rytlewski - Shepherd Express

Haise's songwriting is sharp, pointed and concise on the new record....With twists tangling stories over many musical hooks, it's quite evident that this dedication to his vocation is paying dividends on "Suburban View."

Bryon Cherry - OnMilwaukee

"I don't need anything but a place to clear my head," Haise sings, showcasing his weathered, Tom Petty-esque voice while the song swells behind him. This is the kind of track that invites you to wave a lighter in the air.

Engage Haise in conversation and you get a young guy who is well-versed in the humanist side of current politics and admits he has more questions than answers. Which, coupled with his prodigious musical gifts, makes Haise the ideal ear on the ground.

Evan Rytlewski - 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Shepherd Express

"Intense, Thoughtful Songcraft....Drawing Inevitable Comparisons, Yet Maintaining Unique Stylings"

"Chris Haise makes music that feels like it was made by a natural songwriter"

Shutter 16 - Brooke Billick

Allen Halas - Breaking & Entering

 
 
 
Upcoming Events
Music W/o Boundaries - 3 Sheeps Brewery
3 Sheeps Brewing Company
Night Moves at The Bend
Historic West Bend Theatre
 
 

CONTACT

Chad Burgess

414-469-8910

 

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