Twenty-three year old Brooklyn singer/songwriter, Chuck Criss, originally hails from San Francisco, CA but has recently settled down in the wondrous Sunset Park, Brooklyn and has just formed his newest band, Headlamp. When he is not basking in the sun in Sunset Park (because it’s really always sunny there), or frequenting Dumpling Restaurants on 8th Avenue, Chuck records piano and banjo driven tunes that highlight those little snags and hurdles we all encounter as we reluctantly grow older. He highlights the modern times and our wishes ‘to be kids,’ ‘revenge on the world that don’t owe ya’ a thing,’ and ‘moving day’(s)- when you just gotta pack your things and go ‘to a new home that don’t know where you’ve been.’ Lack of electric guitar in Chuck’s music give the tunes a raw, live feel- leaving all the rock n’ roll excessiveness to wither in the wind. He has consistently placed on Top 10 lists on Ourstage.Com- a music lover, voter driven website. Most recently, he has been featured on Daytrotter.com as an emerging artist, as well as on blogs such as puddlegum.net, 8hands.com, pasta primavera, and Deli Magazine.
Chuck recently finished recording a self-titled EP during his time spent in Ann Arbor, Michigan and he continues to churn out his upbeat catchy, folk-ish, pop-ish, indie tunes from the comfort of his own home. His new band, Headlamp plays Chuck’s songs at various venues across NYC: using banjo, acoustic guitar, piano, bass, drums, and most recently a violinist as the headlining instruments. Chuck and his band, Headlamp, are currently unsigned. Stay tuned to his Myspace, Ourstage, and live shows to catch some of his latest music.