Hard work and perseverance is what it takes to make it in the music industry. Just ask producer and songwriter Chris Perry. Having produced scores of local indie talent Perry moved into the major label remixing arena working with TLC, Edwin, Snow, Our Lady Peace, Jacksoul, and Organized Rhyme. In 2000, he signed on to Camara Alford’s management company UOMO and their focus quickly shifted to major label production and song-writing. Chris Perry has since become one of the most sought after writer and producer in the country, having written and produced hit singles such as “Talk to Me” – George, “All I Ever Wanted” – Brian Melo, “Unpredictable” - Keshia Chanté, “Let’s Go” - Shawn Desman, “Something More” – Ryan Malcolm, “Awake in a Dream” - Kalan Porter, “Run” – Rex Goudie, “Moviestar” – Rascalz, “IE” – In Essence.
Perry’s creativity has been instrumental in the success of top Canadian Idol stars. He co-wrote and produced the Canadian Idol winner Ryan Malcolm’s single “Something More.” Malcolm’s release through BMG went 6x Platinum and enjoyed 16 weeks as the #1 selling single in Canada. Perry co-wrote five songs and produced four more on Malcolm’s album, also a platinum success.
Perry is also responsible for hits from Canadian Idol sensation Kalan Porter having written and produced “Awake in a Dream” along with five other songs on the album. The single eclipsed the previous year's winning title, selling 8x Platinum, and boasting the highest single sales debut of 2004 and was the highest selling Canadian Artist's single debut in the history of Nielsen’s Soundscan.
He also wrote and produced half of Melissa O’Neil’s self titled album, as well as several songs on runner up Rex Goudie’s album “Under the Lights” including the hit single “Run” which became the highest charting "Idol" single at radio, reaching #1 on the AC chart in February of 2006. He also most recently co-wrote and produced the 2007 Canadian Idol winner’s single “All I Ever Wanted” for Brian Melo which was also a feature song for CBC television’s coverage of the Beijing Olympics.
Branching into international territory, Perry co-wrote and produced the single “Colourblind” for the hit television program “One Million Star” in Taiwan. A singing competition similar to the format of the Idol brand, “Colourblind” was the winner’s single for Season Three of the program.
He also wrote and produced “Call You When I Get There” (performed by Tara Oram) the theme song for the Country Music Television (CMT) Network’s new reality show “The Tara Diaries”.
Perry co-wrote and produced seven songs for the debut album by pop/RnB sensation George (Fontana/Universal), including the first single "Talk To Me" which topped the MuchMusic chart. George's second single, "Lie To Me" was also co-written by Perry.
On top of all of his other success Perry’s talents have been recognized by SOCAN, winning Number 1 Awards for Keshia Chanté's single "Bad Boy", Shawn Desman’s single “Let’s Go”, Rex Goudie’s single “Run”, and George’s single “Talk to Me”.
The future is looking bright for Chris Perry. He has exploded onto the popular music scene and is poised to continue redefining success on the international stage.