Chris Brinkley, credits also as CL Brinkley, and St. Christopher - His album credits include producing, songwriting, vocals, keyboards, drums, guitar, bass, mixing, horns, and mastering. His musical style is eclectic, equally pulling from R&B, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, World, and Classical. His personal work ranges from ambient instrumentals to a cappella, "Take 6 like" spirituals, straight ahead Pop tunes and in between. He engineers, mixes and masters what you hear.
March 3 marks the launch of the Purple Buddha into the cosmos.
Chris Brinkley, CL Brinkley, or St. Christopher -
Chris recorded his first album in Nashville at age 4. He began doing session work at 16, and producing at 17. At 19 Chris wrote and produced a Rock Opera, performed with a fifteen piece orchestra and a thirty voice choir. By the age of 21 he had logged over 10 years of hard touring with nightly live performances, multiple recordings, and numerous TV appearances.
Since then he has written over 100 songs that have been recorded by various artists and appeared on over 50 records.
Singer's Universe called him one of America's top five unknown vocalist. The Independent Music World Series ranked Chris one of the top 25 unsigned acts in 2002.
His work was featured by the Village Voice and Chuck Eddy in 2006.
He has had over 15 #1 hits on the Broadjam site in 10 different genres.
He has recorded, produced, written for, collaborated and performed all over the US and in Europe and with the likes of PJ Marx, co-founder of Laney Amps, designer of the pick ups used in many Gibson guitars (Journey, Nightranger, .38 Special, RATT, Ozzy Osbourne, Enuff Z Nuff, Hank Williams Jr., Ricky Skaggs, Tommy Tutone, and Petra), Brian Popin (NSync), Justin Peters (Amy Grant), Reggie Hamm (Kenny Loggins, Maxi Priest, Clay Cross) Bruce Swedien (Michael Jackson, J-Lo), Ron Kenoly (Integrity), Ulf Christiansson, Carlton Pearson, Steve Matthews, Simeon Amburgey (Benny Hinn, Larnell Harris) Becky Fraley, Ronnie Cochran, Lavender & Lace, Karen Bradley (Charlie Peacock), Doli Step (Amy Grant, Rascall Flatts, Owsley), Michael Pitts, Paula Caylor, Intruda, Billy West (Eddie Rabbit) Casino, Davaris Coleman, Kentucky Kingdom (Six Flags), Carl & Rhonda Baker, the Double B's, 8Penny, the Boondock Saintz, The Rikshaw, Hans Gondosch, Daj, the Richmond, IN Chamber of Commerce, Oak Park Church, and many others...
Chris now owns and operates a Broadcast quality recording studio, music publishing, and artist development company known as:
The Purple Buddha Music Group or PBMG.