The Next Great Voice You Hear is from Chris Mann

OH MY.  It’s not often that I am left speechless but our friends at Electroqueer have done it again.  They’ve blogged about Kansas-born Chris Mann (another great unheard voice from Kansas, like Clayton Senne)  and after hearing his supurb cover of George Michael’s “I Want Your Sex” – yeahhhh I know, but it’s really, really good! – I had to hear more.

So I head over to his MySpace site to listen to other songs from his EP released almost a year ago, and available on iTunes.  The best version of Kanye West’s “Heartless” hands down – almost made me cry.  But Chris is a songwriter too so there are plenty of originals like “When The Lights Fade” to keep you interested.  The guy has an amazingly natural, soulful voice with such drawing power that it’s hard to get enough.  Dan Black meets Sam Sparro, for starters??

Reading through his blogs, it appears that he has some great industry connections – it looks like he toured with the wonderful Idina Menzel and my 10 year old daughter’s eyes have almost popped out – and has been writing songs for the upcoming album by Mr. Shu himself, Matthew Morrison.  Chris is performing a show in NYC on August 5.  I am in NYC that week but alas will be gone by the time of his show (sob!).

I don’t say it often – Not To Be Missed!!  The video for “I Want Your Sex” is below.

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  1. […] it would be revived other than in kitschy or campy situations, it has been brought home in style.  As I blogged about recently , L.A. singer (and “Glee” backup vocalist!) Chris Mann recently released the song on […]


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