Light The Love - Christopher Dallman Interview
A tragedy of modern life I find is the painful truth that there are many people that really don’t seem to quite get the recognition they richly or rightly deserve. In an effort to elevate some of that misfortune and injustice, I’d like to introduce you to a singer/song writer whose blessed mellow evocative tones deserve to and should reach a multitude of fresh ears.
Christopher Dallman is a rare combination of incredible talent and unashamed niceness, he was born in September 1978 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this handsome fella learned the piano from just 8 years of age, then picked up a guitar around the age of 16 and taught himself to play. Sometime during 1996 he started playing Sunset Boulevard, no not the famous street in LA, but a coffee shop in Milwaukee!
Chris is a sensitive chap with a vocal style is a delight to the ears and his all round sound is of transcendental, authentic and rather moving. Chris has already built up a small army of fans all over this globe of ours and is all set to release a brand new five track EP. I caught up with the LA based musician to find out more:
Hello again Chris, so this is a very exciting time for you, with you just about to release a new EP, when’s it coming out?
It is very exciting. I've been living with these songs for so long and I love them so much that I can't wait to share them. It's out September 27th.
We will talk some more about that in just a little while, however, first I want to take you back, to where it all first started, when did you know you wanted to be a musician and that you had a such an emotive voice?
Well, I've always been musical. I sang a lot as a child. I have many memories of singing in my pyjamas while my grandmother played the upright piano in our living room.
I started actually writing songs when I was 17. I recorded a little album I called 'Poison Jack' on a four track recorder in my parents' basement. It was a collection of fuck-you songs, I'd written to the older boy that had just broken my heart. I dubbed a bunch of cassette copies for my friends and they responded really strongly to it. I suppose that was the first time I knew my voice had any kind of emotional power. And, you know that's what gave me the confidence to set up my first live show at a coffeehouse in the city.Continued on the next page